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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
It snowed for all of ten minutes, and the ladies ran outside to twirl around in it. GREAT gift shop! They ship for you. Helena made nice suggestions for Mullingar Pewter and china platters. I did much I my shopping there and didn't have to...More
We did a guided tour - best E12 you'll ever spend!
Our guide, Daragh, was really great at getting over the history of the castle, whilst interspersing this with Irish history - he also answered questions at the end, was very approachable.
This was all...More
Sitting in the middle of the city Dublin Castle is an easy site to visit. It is, like most of the other famous landmarks, steeped in history. We chose the self guide tour because we had already had history lessons at Kilmainham Gaol and Glasnevin...More
The tour was engaging when we toured the medieval tower and learned a lot of history of the castle. Sadly, most of the medieval castle did not survive these past centuries so touring the actual castle was very short. The other half of the tour...More
Most of the place was closed due to a graduation ceremony. But as far as Irish Castles I wouldnt recommend. Most of it is no longer original because it was destroyed so there are very few parts that actually look castle like
Apart from one nutjob in our guided tour, overall it was a great experience. The guide was very informative and had lots of great information and stories to share with us. One nutter kept asking questions that the guide had already shared information on bt...More