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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 645 8813
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Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland. Today...

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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Worth a visit to see the splendid rooms in this building that reeks with history past and present, also a very nice café on site.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a visit to see the splendid rooms in this building that reeks with history past and present, also a very nice café on site.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Am in the odd position of being from Dublin but no longer of Dublin, so with an arched brow (I know ALL there is to know about Dublin surely?!?) me and a friend embarked on what turned out to be the most interesting, well Presented and informative tour of my old City. The history of the castle is gripping and... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the outside it looks more like a governmental fortress but once inside it is completely and totally beautiful. I took the guided tour and would recommend that. There is so much to see and absorb and it makes a lot more sense and is more memorable if you have some knowledge of what you are looking at and the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's being build and rebuild along many centuries, and has no defensive position anymore, so it seems a bit odd with so many different parts. Don't miss the gardens behind the Castle!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I doubt there are as many places in Dublin that are as steeped in history as Dublin Castle. A truly unique experience to see how the royals and prestigious upper class used to live. There is so much to see that it would be well worth while to go on one of the toured guides. Top Tip: during certain times... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't go for the €6 walk round yourself option pay the extra and go with the guide. The tour is about an hour and 15 and you visit parts that you wouldn't be able to on your own such as the chapel Royal which is absolutely stunning ! There's a cafe on site which looked good and you also can't... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ideal to do on a rainy day which we did. When we went to get our tickets it seemed as though everyone else had the same idea hence the long que for our tickets. However I'm sure this could be prebooked on line to avoid ques??? We done this on the spur of th emoment. We had to que for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some people walk past Dublin Castle, just off Dame Street, not knowing it it there. You can see all of the exterior for free, but pay a few euros and take the tour so you can make the most of an interesting Dublin history lesson (including the excavations of the earliest part of the castle, the beautiful Gothic chapel, and... More 

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Merksem, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did'nt visit the castle on the inside, I planned to do on a sunday but they open only at 12. So I went early (10AM) to see if it was worth the waiting (I had to catch a plane and it would be rushing times when I waited) - So I found the castle, without visitors and activity, so... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In all the years I have seen Dublin Castle on Television hosting some of the most important people in the world, It is lovely being able to walk through the state rooms and feel how Ireland portrays itself to the rest of the world.

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