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Dublin Castle

Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
Phone Number: 01 645 8813
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Ranked #56 of 250 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend an hour on the guided tour. There are plenty of free exhibitions and museums within the grounds and nearby. There is also a very nice clean cafe to rest those tired feet too.

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Visited with my boyfriend for just over an hour as we visit dublin alot but never went to dublin castle. First off it isnt typically a castle though there is alot of history surrounding the castle and surrounding area. There is a few rooms to see inside and a nice few areas to walk around outside so i would say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

An excellent way to spend an afternoon on Dublin. I'd recommend paying the extra €2 for the guided tour, as it allows access to the foundations of the old tower, as well as the chapel. Also, only a small amount of written information is available as you walk around.

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Dayton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

In the heart of Dublin. Followed the signs and still passed by the opening to the castle. Beautiful architecture and worth a visit. I took the self tour and enjoyed seeing the different parts of the castle and reading about the history. I was a bit rushed but will visit again upon my return to Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I really recommend paying the extra €2 to do the guided tour. The guide (Thomas I think) was excellent. His knowledge of the castle and the Irish history was amazing. He also had plenty of stories and anecdotes which made the tour very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I loved Dublin Castle. It is so rich with history. Everything from the walls to the detailed celling's tells a story. I would definitely recommend visiting and taking a camera!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

First Wed of every month public buildings are free to visit. Unfortunately the tour guide must object to this! Not the most pleasant of men. Happy to say that the surroundings were magnificent and fully made up for Mr. Smith. Would go again (but without that particular tour guide). The Chapel Royal is really lovely. The best part of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A well looked after and presented attraction. A comprehensive tour is available, given by knowledgable guides. A self guide option is also available. The architecture has been well preserved and restored where necessary and the place certainly holds some history.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We paid an extra two euros and waited 25 minutes for the next tour but it was definitely worth it. The tour guide was both entertaining and informative; it was obvious that he wasn't a volunteer or even a professional guide but rather an actual researcher with both in-depth and broad historical knowledge of both the castle and Irish history.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Have only been to the gardens here but they are beautiful. Worth a stroll in if you're nearby. Seats in the gardens, very clean and pleasant to eat lunch in.

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