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Dublin Castle

Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 645 8813
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Ranked #56 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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DUBLIN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

So much History & natural beauty attached to this place. When finished strolling around taking in the sheer beauty of the architecture of the various buildings then take a walk down Dame Street toward Trinity College. On the way why not enjoy lunch or just morning coffee in one of the various cafés in the locality. After a brief rest... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I recommend the tour of Dublin Castle as the best way for a visitor to get an understanding of the history of Ireland. The tour takes you from the castle site as an early settlement right through English colonial control of the castle to its role in the Easter Rising and in modern Irish history its role as a meeting... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Neat completely modernized castle. Definitely worth doing the guided tour option. Primary reason is the guided tour is the only way to see the undercroft (original foundations) and learn some of the older castle info.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This historical landmark is amazing. It is now used for conferences and maintained by the office of public works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We ended up going on a Dublin castle tour on a whim, and we are very glad we did. It was a fantastic educational trip we both felt we had learned a lot. It was so interesting to gain more insight into the Irish past. Would highly recommend to anyone. our tour guide was called Albert and he was great... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I had a very nice and interesting experience - very affordable tickets inclusive of a well mannered and nice guide guiding us to every room - very nice palace.

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Lancashire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

You can walk the outside grounds but they're not vast. The charge for the staterooms is not exorbitant but, unless you are with a guide, you're through them far too quickly. Shame really.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We took a tour of Dublin Castle (family, 2 boys 12 & 15) and found it interesting and informative. My kids like history, and there was plenty of history on the tour. I took a lot of pictures of beautiful plaster-work on the walls and ceilings. The guided tour also takes you to a lower level of the castle where... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Dublin castle is a lovely few hours out even if it is not an orthodox castle ala Malahide, more of a Georgian estate. The entry is very cheap - 4.50euros for adults and 3.50 for students and you can choose either the guided or self guided tours for the same price. We did a self guided tour and strolled through... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Amazing tour and great value at only 4.50 euro per person for a 1 hour guided tour, this was the highlight of my weekend. The tour guide was brilliant, she's a local and not a historian but a brilliant and knowledgeable guide nonetheless. She helps put everything in context, without the guide I think the whole experience would be a... More

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