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Dublin Castle

Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
Phone Number: 01 645 8813
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$38*
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Dublin Freedom Pass: Transport and Sightseeing
75%
Ranked #58 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

To be fair the rain was pouring down and the thought of the tour, partly outside, did not appeal! Also there was a 90 minute wait for the next tour. So we settled for the state rooms which were quite interesting. We learnt nothing more about the history of Dublin that we had not already learnt on the Cityscape tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Whether you do a short visit or not it is a lovely castle that you should take the time to visit. Comfortable walking shoes and camera in hand you will not regret how breath taking it is. It's definitely an attraction that's worth seeing with your own eyes if possible.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Whenever your in Dublin a visit to the Dublin castle is a must do.it has very lovely views in and around it.very historic place.was great learning akl about it.also very easy to get to as its right in the city centre.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The castle is really nice inside, but a bit austere if you compare to some of his contemporaries. I would recommend not to miss the "secret garden" behind the castle where you can just chill reading a book or having a nice cup of coffee!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I know what you may be thinking: Dublin has a castle? Why yes, it sure does, or rather, did. What's extraordinary is that the remaining parts are mainly underground now. But to have the opportunity to go underground to see a tower and part of the wall was truly breathtaking. On the second half of the tour, you explore the... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Dublin Castle is not a large archealogical site. But the little bit that does remain is fascinating and with a guide that knew how to present the ancient and the modern Irish story of conquest and independance, it was well worth the visit. Definitely recommend the guided tour!

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Any tour of Dublin should include a trip to Dublin Castle. Easy to find in the centre of town the guided tours offer an easy listening tour. Well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I visited the Dublin Castle State Rooms with a group, and we had a guide who spoke in as much detail as was wanted, tailored to our background and needs. The rooms are in immaculate condition, and hold many pictures etc related to the history of Dublin. The tour lasted around an hour, but visitors may walk round without a... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

One of the best things I've done in Dublin. Very informative and interesting. It was really interesting to see all the history there. It has very old history (as early as the Vikings) up to current history. The building is still used by the government today which means that there is a lot of current history of the building. A... More

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North East, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was a last minute substitution, as Trinity College was closed. It worked out well. A very interesting tour. You receive a headphone apparatus, so everyone can hear the guide very well. It was interesting, and entertaining - as the Irish people are!

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