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Casino Marino

Marino, Dublin 3, Ireland
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Ranked #19 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

What a surprise! As we drove through an ordinary Dublin suburb to reach the Casino I didn't think that our visit was going to be special . Once our tour of the building started I realised I was wrong. Our guide patiently pointed out the hidden features of the building, and how it was cleverly designed and constructed to impress,... More

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
62 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I lived in Dublin for 11years and never visited this masterpiece. It is a perfect building. The guided tour by an Italian girl was fantastic. The entry charge of 2 euros derisory! This building is a must see and I am better educated on Irish History having seen the painting of The Battle of Clontarf whichis there temporarily.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited the Casino Marino to view the battle of clontarf painting and stayed for the guided tour. For only 1eu with student card youre making money! I love history but I don't have too much interest in architecture, however this building is a stunning optical illusion and I was completely drawn into the stories told by our friendly guide.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I finally got around to visiting the Casino and was not disappointed. As soon as I got off the bus and saw it in the distance I was excited. My guide (Richard) was excellent, lots of information and all very interesting. It's a quirky building with many clever design details which wowed me. I loved this place and I would... More

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had been so keen to see this and was not disappointed - a unique and fascinating building full of optical illusions and quirky architectural ideas. A knowledgable guide gave a great tour with lots of info, definitely worth a visit especially if you have an interest in the 18th century or indeed architecture

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Spend a rainy afternoon here with a guided tour of this unassuming historic 'pleasure house' in Clontarf.. Simply amazing how much fits into this small building.. At the grand price of €3 for an adult. Not suitable for young children or wheelchair users.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

wow wow wow and shame on me for never previously visiting this marvellous Irish treasure virtually on my door step. What made the tour so rewarding ... The fantastic OPW guide, a lady whose name I can't recall. Her passion for history, architecture and her love of the Casino ... She oozed passion for sharing her knowledge. You can easily... More

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I rally like the place it left me with a sense of wonder. Love the insight into mind of designer. It has so many quirks in the nooks and crannies. Great tour. Great space around for walking being outside.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Amazing tour and amazing staff. The building will definitely surprise you! Well worth a visit! Very unique and different!

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The building is so unique and unusual. The tour is really informative and highlights things you would never see on your own from the outside

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