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Dublin Castle

Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 645 8813
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Ranked #64 of 279 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland. Today you can still view the remains of the 13th century structure as part of... more » Owner description: Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland. Today you can still view the remains of the 13th century structure as part of the guided tour. The present Dublin Castle dates from the mid 1700's and today is used by the Irish Governemnt for state events such as the inauguration of the Irish President and state banquets for visiting dignatories. Amongst the highlights are the Ladies Drawing Room, the Throne Room and St. Patricks Hall. « less
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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly interesting and engaging; one of the top attractions in central Dublin A must for anyone with even a passing interest in history & heritage etc. Good guided tour Nearby Chester Beatty very worthwhile (and free) - guided tour also recommended, although perhaps more of a niche interest; cafe there looked interesting, that is, better than the one in Dublin... More

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Roscommon, Ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Spent the most fabulous evening at Dublin Castle watching Midsummer Nights Dream. It was in the open air (a risk in Ireland) and it almost paid off (we had rain). The acting was fabulous. The music was just right. I have seen the play many times, but this was the BEST. We loved it.

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Co. Louth, Ireland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We paid to have a guided tour and i would highly recommend it as you learn so much more. Unbelievable that it was my first time there, so us natives should go out and explore our history a lot more! Also visit Chester Beatty Library while you're there, worth it.

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Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Fantastic tour. The grounds ,apartments and the stories that goes with this castle are really good. We learnt a lot on this tour but with every good tour a good guide makes the difference. Fine out when Albert smith is doing the tour as his knowledge and enthusiasm really made it for me. At €4.50 this has to be the... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you're interested in history to any sort of degree or just want some basic sense of Ireland's history then Dublin Castle is a must see. 4.50€ gets you in and that's whether you do the self guided tour (which means you only get to go around the state apartments) or the guided tour (medieval undercroft and state apartments) so... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Dublin castle has been the seat of power in Ireland for over a millennia and is a must if you are a tourist who appreciates history and /or art .We started our guided tour(€4-50 or €3-50 for over 60's) in the undercroft where we saw the foundations of the city wall and one of the originals round turrets...dating back to... More

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England
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A very worth while place to visit. Our tour guide was very informative without being over the top. Some of the rooms are stunning. Excellent gardens and gift shop.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Even jetlagged and exhausted this place was a wonder. If you are into architecture and details, visit Dublin Castle and take a guided tour!

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Here's the thing, you're in Dublin, Ireland. The city is absolutely amazing and St. Patrick's Cathedral is gorgeous. The guide was very good, but the tour was quite long with way too much detailed information. After about 30 minutes, I just wanted to be out the doors to continue exploring the city! I think if the tour was either shorter... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I took my 19 and 14 year old around Dublin Castle on the free guided tour which lasted 1 hour and 15 mins. Thomas took us around, he was amusing and very informative. Dublin castle has an interesting history and because of the guided tour, everything was explained in detail. If you do want to wander around the castle on... More

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