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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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A little castle in city centre

It is one of the main attractions in Dublin. The entrance of the castle is located on a main street, situated between commercial buildings. You may drive pass it without noticing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hidden gem! Lovely Georgian style castle. You can get great shots of the exterior from the Garden. Sit on the terrace of the cafe and gave a bite to eat! Can't do that beside a castle every day! Also check out the Chester Beatty Next To The garden! Quite lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is one of the main attractions in Dublin. The entrance of the castle is located on a main street, situated between commercial buildings. You may drive pass it without noticing it. After passing through the entrance, you will see a compound, then a castle one side of the compound, with apartments buildings on the other 3 sides. Overall, this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I did the guided tour of the castle and found it to be very enjoyable and informative. My guide had an obvious interest in the history of Dublin and it's castle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have to say that while it's pretty cool to see a castle in downtown Dublin, the thrill kinds of ends there. Disappointed to see ugly 50s style office buildings added to the complex and the visit itself is not particularly impressive and there really isn't much more to see. Not as impressive as I'd hoped.

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Lissieu, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the hostess are very friendly. It's a grate place, you have books in all language. Go to visit there and understand better the Ireland story

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cellar visit gave access to old castle dock on former River Poddle which used to flow well below today's streets. Also saw old castle footings and gained appreciation for the fortress mentality that governed life in the 12th century. Friendly tour guide was easy to hear and waited only briefly for laggards. Tour offers very good interpretation to various additions... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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