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Dublin Castle

Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 645 8813
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Ranked #71 of 285 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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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Went here for a family day out we done a family treasure hunt had so much fun and the children loved it....

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

An inexpensive way to get a condensed version of the history of Dublin. Enthusiastic tour guide made this brief history lesson very interesting. Worth a visit.

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The castle is really a palace rather than a castle. The building has been renovated over the decades so it became a place for state visits and ceremonies. The inside is nice and the rooms have beautiful decorations. Only guided visits with not many visits per day. It is a good place to start a visit in Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Highly Recommend , taking the tour , with the tour guide , very informative ,amusing and comprehensive , great value for money ,you can also walk round by yourself , loads of info provided .

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Ok, first let me start by saying I am not a huge fan of guided tours, I just don't have the patience for them. This tour is an hour and 10 minutes long -- I felt it could have wrapped up in 45 minutes. But my husband who was a history major could have stayed all day! So, we have... More

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ilkley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

not really my thing and wasn't really taken with the place. We were in and out in short while. Not much to see but sense of history if it looked a little run down

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

An interesting couple of hours and we were amazed at all the facts and figures given by our guide. Well done fantastic job. It's amazing how the old and new sit side by side. We found it to be quite intense just trying to take all the information in having said that it was great to see inside such a... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was very impressed with the guided tour of Dublin Castle, lots of fascinating information from the different periods of the castles history. It was very cheap and amazing value considering what a great place to visit it was. A must for anyone visiting Dublin.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I took my first trip to Dublin recently and of course on my first jet lagged day toured the Dublin Castle. I walked to the castle from city center and approached from the back, if going approach from the river side to get to the entrance faster but be sure to visit the gardens on opposite side as the river.... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Its worth taking some time away from the shopping on Grafton street and the eating and drinking at Temple Bar to experience the history of Dublin by visiting The Dublin Castle. Although much of it has been rebuilt over the centuries the tour we took showed the history and the underground foundations of the ancient fortress ...which was fascinating. The... More

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