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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 645 8813

Dublin Castle was for 700 years the seat of British power in Ireland. Today...

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.

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Good historical place to see. There were lots of guide available to explain about the historical importance of place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Pune, India
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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time on this tour, very informative and fun. Much better than just wondering around wondering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide was very knowledgeable, funny. the tour covered all the things we wanted to see. I would recommend the guided tour

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there on a Saturday in the late afternoon and took the self guided tour. They didn't tell us that we couldn't go to the cellar and other old areas because we didn't have a guide. The part we did see was beautiful but not very big, only a few rooms. A walk outside is very beautiful too. Come... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thought this place was great. But make sure you take the paid tour - its not expensive. You get a great sense of the importance of the Castle in Irish history. Ask about the only man who ever escaped - great story. Well worth a visit.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good historical place to see. There were lots of guide available to explain about the historical importance of place.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting if you take the tour. Lots of history right in the city. Easy to get to on bus and is a hop on hop off stop

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Southport, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle location dates back to aViking invasion (Norwegian and Danish) in 1100. This is also the origin of Gaelic. There is a small room in the basement where stones date back to that time. One also sees a stone entrance way with a small depression which sounds like it was bigger before and also had spikes where heads of... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taking a guided tour will take you into the old castle ruins where you will learn about the old castle walls and towers and how it was destroyed, the chapel and the history, and the royal apartments. Last about 1 hour for 10€. A lot of history but I wouldn't suggest this for those with children.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If stopping here, take the 1 hour tour as it's well worth the minimal cost. You'll see parts that the self guided tour does not allow you to see. The guide is wonderful with the hidden facts. Keep in mind that this castle is still functioning as Ireland's President is inaugurated here.

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This castle was a surprise as it is just adjacent to the busiest areas in the city. Entry is priced well and you can see and enjoy this castle in about and hour or so. A nice bonus was the Chester Beatty library in the castle. I highly recommend visiting the castle and especially the Chester Beatty library. Lord Beatty... More 

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