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Dublin Castle

Open today: 9:45 AM - 5:15 PM
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:45 AM - 5:15 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dame St | Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 645 8813
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Booked the guided tour of Dublin Castle on arrival. €8 for a tour that lasted around 45 mins and took you underground to see the original wall and into the Chapel. You then do the rooms in the castle self guided. Cafe and gardens are...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ged1
Reviewed 2 days ago

The one hour guided tour was well worth it. Our guide was really friendly and knowledgeable. Learnt a lot of things about the history of the site and really enjoyed the experience.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank SueD193
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your guided tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting, made more so by paying to go an official tour. Definitely try to visit this. Involved taking stairs as no elevators or ramps. Puts part of Dublin's history in perspective.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank IDM58
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your guided tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and well preserved, Dublin history in a short tour. Beatiful building and fantastic Interiors worthy of a king. Located in downtown and surrounded by many attractions. Worth visiting.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Raed-engineer
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The guided tour is definitely the way to go! When in Dublin we have walked by the Castle many times but this guided tour is DEFINITELY the way to go. In only one hour it gives a grand overview that we will be able to...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank RMPatt
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we will pass on your compliments to Moira!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Remarkable city,nightlife superb,visited the castle and was fascinated by the guides accounts of the history surrounding the castle Especially 1915 to 1923 Truly an experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Climber716497
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your guided tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was worth paying the extra €4 for the guided tour! Learnt some interesting facts and our tour guide was fabulous!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank TLMeade
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your guided tour

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dublin Castle was grand the dinning room was magnificent. Loved the hostoric paintings and the grandure of the rooms yet still felt homely. Will go back recommend to put on your place to visit when in wonderful Dublin city.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gussie24
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience here!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with the parents when they came over. They’ve done the mast majority of the touristy stuff by this point. Would recommend a guided tour as opposed to the self guided. Very interesting and another reminder of all the history associated with home rule in...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank CymraesGwyddelig
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we are so glad you and your family enjoyed your guided tour!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our tour of Dublin Castle. The rooms are beautiful, so much history well worth the visit. Great value

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jane B
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and leaving us a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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JoAnneC779
August 31, 2019|
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Response from DLNY1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, didn’t see any parking, we were on a tour bus
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chicchic325
August 7, 2019|
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Response from DublinCastle_OPW | Property representative |
Hi there, tickets are available to book online but we have tickets available for walk-ins as well. These sell out during the day so the earlier you come in, the more choice you have.
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Terry G
March 4, 2019|
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Response from DublinCastle_OPW | Property representative |
Hi Terry, you can only visit the undercroft with the guided tour.
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