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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 645 8813
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland...
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.
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It was a very nice place, inside and out. It wasn't particularly expensive, especially if you do a self-guided tour instead, and the tea rooms are super great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was a very nice place, inside and out. It wasn't particularly expensive, especially if you do a self-guided tour instead, and the tea rooms are super great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed seeing the castle and getting a bit of the history of the city and the site. A state dinner was being set up while we toured. We had to wonder what world dignitaries were dining there later in the evening.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Don't bother! Was really disappointed as being from London I've seen my fair share of castles and this was abysmal!!!!!

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was one of the places I decided not to pay for. Its architecture and the exhibitions didn't raise my attention enough, although I think if you're in Dublin, you should check it and decide for yourself.

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Tipperary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What a surprise i have visited castles ALL over this fair emerald isle and i must be honest Dublin castle was not what i expected... maybe this was partially because the entrance i ventured through first... maybe i would have been more impressed if i have enter on the opposite side and straight into the forecourt of main buildings but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Quite a maze. Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings! Loads to see and do.. With some parts of the castle accessed free of charge, including the memorial garden and the coin museum. Access to the main cattle costs 8.50 per adult

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely and interesting place to see , tour around the castle was good , nice cafe to have lunch with view to the garden recommend.

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Ashbourne, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I, and my two sons, visited Dublin Castle today. We took the guided tour, which lasted approximately 1hr and 10 minutes. The tour prices were very good value for money (€8.50 for an adult), with a discounted price of €3.00 each for the children. Our tour guide, Thomas was really excellent. He started the tour by welcoming everybody in Irish,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Dublin castle is very interesting to visit. We were with a tour so had a guide that gave us insights you might miss if you walk around on your own. There were also amazing sand castles in the courtyard for the month of August.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Dublin Castle was the most impressive place that I visited in Dublin. If you take this tour, spend the extra two euros for the guided tour as you will get a view of the recent excavations of the castle which took place in the 80's. The castle itself is splendid and it is adorned with many nice paintings and spectacular... More 

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