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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
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the castle. I recommend spending the extra €3 to get the guided tour as you can see other parts of the castle that are not available if you do do the self-guided tour. Our guide Richard was very friendly...More
We only had an afternoon in Dublin but the rain made walking around a little uncomfortable, so we decided to take the guided tour of the castle. We really enjoyed it. The state rooms were decorated for Christmas and our group was fairly small, so...More
You can spare half an hour here, as the place is listed as one of the city's main attractions, but it is not much of a castle. It's rather modern and institutional and as I already said, it will not take much time.
The castle only has a small section of the original buildings remaining and is essentially state rooms these days.
As the state rooms were closed on the day we visited ( for photo promotion) we decided not to take the tour as the story boards...More
Myself and my friend went to Dublin Castle this morning as the first stop on our fun-filled day! We left the hotel and it was absolutely bucketing it down which wasn't ideal when the Dublin Castle tour is in three different buildings meaning we had...More
It's true, Dublin Castle, isn't much of a castle if you're comparing it to Windsor or the Tower or any other "traditional" European castles.
That being said, don't miss out on Dublin Castle just because it doesn't look like an old midieval castle. There's lots...More
We didn't go into the Castle, but loved walking around the castle. We went into the Chester Beatty Library and loved the Dubhlinn Gardens. Felt that we could experience a lot of the Castle without having to pay entrance fees. Our free walking tour guide...More