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Dublin Castle

Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 645 8813
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Ranked #65 of 277 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I really liked this place, it was nice to see the history and beauty of the past. My only complaint is that we were not able to go see the dungeons because we came too late and they don't do tours down below after a certain time. Other than that It was a great piece of history and have beautiful... More

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not a real castle in the expected sense. Only one corner tower is left - the rest having been burnt down/demolished. The guided tour (only a few euros) took you into the remains of one tower that was excavated. The tour then took you through some of the main rooms of the building. They have been superbly looked after and... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is the place where the British Empire reigned over Ireland for Centuries. Now used for EU functions. Great guided tour. Worth the visit .

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Gurgaon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I am lucky to be in Dublin every year since 2011 at the same time of the year (July-August) and I will be going there this year as well. during my visit in 2013 I was accompanied by an Irish colleague who was better than any guide. He told me the history in detail and all the information - in... More

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NJ USA
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Take the guided walk as you will learn much more about the details and history with a good bit of humor added in. Our tour with Myles was very informative and enjoyable and grounded us in historical info that put some subsequent visits to other sites in perspective.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our tour through the castle, very much. I appreciate how they provide a look at the old castle walls, moats, etc... Our tour guide was very passionate and full of great details about the castle.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This castle has one of the best interiors that I have seen in Ireland so far. Since Photography is allowed we could capture a lot of great snaps (unlike Kilkenny Castle where photography was not allowed). The paintings on the ceilings are awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was the venue for the highlight of the Queen's state visit in 2011 when she spoke in Gaelic at the state banquet to great acclaim. The site dates back to the Vikings and the recent excavations go back that far and are am impressive part of a good guided tour lasting an hour.The Castle was the seat of British... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We could enter the chapel built in the 1800's which was fairly interesting, but the tower is all that remains of the original castle, and can not be entered. All surrounding buildings are used as government offices. We would like to have seen more.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Dublin Castle and were there for quite a short space of time as there is not a great amount to see however, the rooms that are available to the public are certainly worth a look! Each of the rooms are decorated individually and are all absolutely stunning. I would recommend taking one of the small leaflets (available at... More

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