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Dublin Castle

Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
Phone Number: 01 645 8813
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Dublin Freedom Pass: Transport and Sightseeing
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Ranked #57 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The name leads you to think you will be entering a castle but there is only a very small bit of actual castle left. What the tour does is take you though the formal staterooms used by the irish government for state occasions. Dont get me wrong, its still totally worth a visit, but just dont get your expectations up... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

You must visit, but the castle it isn't so spectacular. The medieval part it was interesting, but dont't remained much to see. The rooms of the "apartments" are beutiful, but not outstandings.

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Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is more of a state functions building these days rather than a castle in its true sense. Some of the remains of the castle have been dug up, however only visitors that take the tours get access to them, What I could not figure out is why the portraits of the English kings and queens have been kept even... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle was the official Church of Ireland chapel of the Household of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1814 until the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922, when the role of the Lord Lieutenant was terminated. The chaplain of the Lord Lieutenant was styled Dean of the Chapel Royal. Office holders:- 1828-1831 George... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I each have young boys. We looked at the age on the tour and there was nothing stating no children. The receptionist did warn the beginning of the tour may be difficult for children after we paid. Worst case we would join for the second part. We begin the tour and my son is friendly so said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Tour was excellent. Our guide Jennifer Laverty was very well informed and engaging - we felt like we could ask her any question about the castle and she'd know the answer and I never zoned out or lost interest whilst she was talking. Thanks again from Australia!!

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Maumee, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a marvelous tour and guide we had. She made everything so interesting and was extremely personable. The excavation sites were wonderful. We learned a lot of history that I didn't know. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Would recommend seeing this building-very nice...a history lesson! Especially at christmas time. We had a graduation here so didn't get to see all of it but would love to return for a guided tour.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I am not into history and I am not into touring old buildings! The history behind this building, however, is unbelievable. I believe the tour cost about 3 Euros and it's divided into 3 parts (you can leave anytime), but it's worth it. I would definitely say that the Dublin Castle was my favorite historical site in Dublin.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Apart from the state apartments which are stunning if you didn't take the guided tour you were not allowed into the medieval section which was disappointing. Not that expensive though so didn't feel as if money was wasted.

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