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Casino Marino

Marino, Dublin D3, Ireland
833-1618
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Ranked #23 of 284 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Every first Wednesday of the month the OPW grants free access into all of its sites nationwide. This month I decided to visit the oft-overlooked Casino at Marino. Originally designed as a 'pleasure house' in the 18th century this bijou palace, containing 16 superbly proportioned rooms, transports us back to the 18th century with its restored decor and furniture. Other... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This beautifully restored garden pavilion is in the middle of an open piece of grassland. Well worth a visit for anyone interested in eighteenth century architecture and the history of the area. Bonus is a great view out to the hills around Dublin Bay.

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you love architecture and history, don't miss this place. It's well worth a visit. The guided tours are great, you leave the place with so much information.

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Ballyjamesduff, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very easy to find in the Dublin suburbs and with free parking. Thousands of Dubliners pass this place every day and don't even know it's there! Built as a party room and an escape for the local lord it was a place to meet his mistress or so the story goes. The building once looked out over the sea but... More

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Kentwood, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

For architecture and architectural history fans, this is one of the world's must see attractions. Small in size, this Neo-Classical gem just outside Dublin is well worth a visit. More properly called the "Casino at Marino", it is not a gambling establishment, but a small house built in 1760, as a "party house" or reception pavilion for the then wealthy... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had been meaning to visit this attraction for years. It is a hidden gem, costing only 2 euro as part of a group and the guides are just great. We had a tour lasting over an hour and heard so much history of the area. For anyone interested in architecture, this has so much to offer. It is full... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you have any interest in architecture or design, this is a must see building! On first encounter it is as if it has just landed from space but it is completely of its time. The tours are very good often much more than the suggested 40 mins and inexpensive at around 3 euro for adults. From my experience each... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

this has to be the best of ALL the building's i have ever seen,full of history,and amazing things,go go,

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and guided tour of Casino Marino. Incredible value for money and the grounds surrounding the building make for a lovely relaxing stroll. The staff are friendly and efficient. Its a pity there was no giftshop. Each room has its own character and as the tour progressed, I just wanted to get out on the roof... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I visited the Casino after having lived in Dublin for 50+years and I was a little disappointed, mainly because it is rather small and bare. It is certainly a beautiful building, and the guides are knowledgeable, but there just isn't that much there. It is worth a visit, but not if you are stuck for time.

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