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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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Took the kids on a self guided tour of the castle as we had done the guided tour a few years ago. Was good to see again and the kids loved completing the challenge to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Monaghan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Took the kids on a self guided tour of the castle as we had done the guided tour a few years ago. Was good to see again and the kids loved completing the challenge to get certificates

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't quite call it a castle now a days due to so many changes. Steeped in Irish History again and very informative tour and I would fully recommend this to be added to your list whilst in Dublin.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

What an interesting experience! It was great to learn about the history and tour the castle. Some of the building does not look like a "castle" but the parts that do have great architecture. There is also a great park just out back to relax on a nice day. Well worth the trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Don't expect you may see something comes in your mind when we say castle. Entry fee is EURO 6.5. You need to keep your luggage in locker next to ticket counter. Antiques furniture looks like decade old. Dublin castle is situated in city centre good option to take short walk from your pub for a change. All together different piece... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Our guide Richard was very eloquent and knowledgeable. He gave a very lively review of the Irish as well as the castle's history. Take care of your daughter when you enter the Drawing Room!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Interesting history past and present. From English rule to present day when seat of European presidency. Old towers, courtyards, architecture, and paintings. Beautiful gardens. Like many other places it's a short walk if you're in city center. Take time out from Dublin's great pubs and visit history.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

In a country where castles are thick on the ground, Dublin Castle doesn't even look like a castle and pales in comparison with castles in other European capital cities. Undeniably, the different pieces of buildings - a rampart here, a drum tower there, an undercroft beneath, make up a bigger picture of a fascinating architectural timeline since the twelfth century.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a very good guide who provided a lot of history and information. Saw the public/state rooms -- all very interesting. Would have liked a little more time to go back and see everything in more detail but it was all good. I enjoyed this.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Dublin castle is in the heart of the city and possibly easy to miss. It is much grander than I expected. The formal rooms are really very impressive and as good as I have seen in many of the fine houses I have visited over the years.

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Right in the heart of Dublin and the heart of Irish history, Dublin Castle is a must to see and much of it is free! Soak up the atmosphere, have lunch in the cafe or picnic in the park, visit the Chester Beatty Library, the Revenue Museum, and there are regular exhibitions (free entry) in the Coach House.

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