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Dublin Castle

Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 645 8813
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Ranked #70 of 284 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This tour was part of our Irish Classic Tour and our first day in Ireland. Our tour guide was "excellent" and highlighted the significance this castle has held throughout Ireland history centuries ago. Ireland still holds their presidential inaugurations here. The architecture and decor is beautiful. Very well worth the visit and introduction to Ireland's history.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tour was only 4.5 euros per person, lasting approximately 50 minutes. Was very informative and the art and architecture is beautiful. Kept us entertained for a couple of hours

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Brandon, Mississippi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were a little leery of the tour because our Ireland travel guide by Rick Steves made Dublin Castle seem a little ho-hum. But we went anyway because we liked the look of it, and we came to Ireland to see some castles! When I saw there was a medieval basement portion, I was all over that, because there is... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You can walk around outside in advance and in the evenings, so the interior is all the more of a treat to go into. The guide spoke very expressively, and there is plenty to see. Some items were unexpected (e.g. a painting of Cornwallis, the English general who lost the final battle of the American Revolution).

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Dublin was our first castle in Ireland, but we thought that it was very nice. The tour guide is what will make or break a tour and ours was very knowledgeable. A bit dry, but in an amusing way. The rooms were interesting, as was the grounds. I would recommend that you buy the OPW Heritage Card for Euro 21... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The castle is very impressive. WE did not take the available tours because a matter of time limitation, but on a next trip I will certainly do it. But even without the tours, the castle is very interesting and the garden is very pretty. It is a place one should not miss.

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Cardiff
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great tour, very knowledgable guide. Well worth the extra time to have the guided tour instead of the self guided tour around the state apartments. You see far more on the guided tour and learn loads!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This castle is not an obvious visitor attraction as it is quite well hidden within the city. It is a lovely place to see, the guide was very knowledgeable about the history and the site is being well maintained.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My wife and I took a guided tour through the Castle. The guide was very knowledgeable and took us into a part of the castle that, it appeared that, visitors couldn't go into normally without a tour (i.e., pay for the tour). The castle isn't what you typically think of when you hear the word "castle", but it is still... More

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Argentina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Castle is a nice place to walk and see the surroundings, but I don´t think it worth it to pay the ticket to visit the inside part since It´s really small and you won´t see something different than other castles/palaces.You´d better use your money on other attractions or drink a pint of guinness :)

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