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

One of the sites I wanted to see this time in Dublin. You can pay for a tour of the inside area but we decided not to. The outside of the castle was very nice and clean. We walked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Walbridge, Ohio
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for castles you would be disappointed with Dublin Castle. It was restored in the Georgian area and although it is very interesting and attractive, there is not much of its medieval area. The visit is self guided and there are not many rooms that can be seen. This year it hosts an exhibition about the 1916... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We found Dublin to be one of the most historic and traditional cities and this typifies that! It's fantastic. The guided tour (I would recommend) was very informative and interesting and offered a lot for all ages. I'm only 21 and don't have a massive interest in history but it was a very surprising tour and found myself learning a... More 

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredibly ornate! Gold leaf in practically every room. Lucky enough to have had a guided tour throughout. Stood in the room where back in the day the King and Queen of England sat and adjacently feasted at a table that could hold countless guests. A wonderful look at old Ireland, including portraits of of the monarchy. The courtyard of the... More 

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Walbridge, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the sites I wanted to see this time in Dublin. You can pay for a tour of the inside area but we decided not to. The outside of the castle was very nice and clean. We walked through the the court yards and read the information and history of the castle. Large court yards and not over crowded!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Next door to City hall is Dublin Castle ... So full of Irish history it is suitable for all ages . All the buildings are well preserved . Regular Guided 2 hour tours for all nationalities given by very informative guides. Highly recommend a visit .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous tour guides, passionate about their history, as everyone seems to be in the city. Lots of people, but they are very well equipped to handle any crowd. Nice restaurant as well at the end of the tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dublin Castle is situated in the center of the city, but it holds centuries of history within. Guided tours take you through the Medieval underpinnings into the chapel with its elegant stained glass windows and beautiful vaulting. Across the way are the 18th Century state rooms that are beautifully appointed with period furnishings. Note the harps (symbol of Ireland) above... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would most certainly advise taking the guided tour of Dublin Castle which only costs 8.50 euros. You get to see the oldest remnants of the surviving towers dating back to Anglo-Norman times while covering a large time period. The State Apartments are nice to visit as you learn more about Georgian and Victorian history especially the etiquette of the... More 

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Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really interesting visit with a knowledgeable and helpful guide ! We learned a lot about Dublin's history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We payed to take the tour and weren't disappointed. Very educational about the history of Dublin and the beginning of the city. The castle is beautiful with a glimpse into how people lived at the time. Time slots filled up for tour spots.

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