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Dublin Castle

Dame St | Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 645 8813
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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 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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Dame St | Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 645 8813
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the visit and the displays. What a beautiful garden area in the back. We did this as part of our Dublin pass so it is a self guided tour. The little church is quite beautiful.

Thank sandramT6254UV
Reviewed yesterday

The castle offers a guided or on your own tour. We went on our own but would recommend the guided if you have time as the docents we heard were full of interesting stories. Make sure to visit inside and out.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went here with my family (we're all 25+) and we really enjoyed it. There are self-guided and group tours. The group tours are a little bit more expensive, but you get to see a few more things than you would be able to see...More

Thank Charlottellamae
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed visiting the Dublin castle although it wasn't our favorite stop. Probably plan to spend about an hour and sign up for the tour early so you don't have to wait until later in the day. Recommend for those who can't...More

Thank Kara G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Self guided tour - lovely old castle and quite interesting. Entry included in the Dublin Pass which I found to be of good value.

Thank hawkijac
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited while on a tour of Ireland and would highly recommend. Our tour guide, Camille, gave us an excellent tour, providing much historical information in an interesting and engaging manner

Thank Artemis112013
Reviewed 3 days ago

We got here just in time for the last self-guided tour. We walked thru the castle and there is quite a lot to see. They have done a fantastic job of providing information in each room, both in display cases, furniture and artifact displays and...More

Thank SaucyGirl9
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you go to Dublin castle get the tour to this place we did because if you don’t you can buy the self-guided tour but only get to see the hall and the artifacts inside there however with the tour that runs about an a...More

Thank Jake R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Oh, what a fine place to visit! If you like history and fine antique furniture and paintings, you will love this castle. Exquisite in every way. Not crowded. Well worth your time.

Thank crickerpicker
Reviewed 4 days ago

Two things you must do here: buy the Heritage Pass so you get into many, many Irish Heritage sites free of charge or low cost. We bought ours here at the Castlle and it is wonderful! And book a tour. Yes, you can wander around...More

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24 March 2017|
Response from CastleDublin | Property representative |
The first guided tour this coming Sunday and Monday will be at 1030am.As we head into the Summer months it will be at 10am every day.
21 February 2017|
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Response from Trisis | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the guided tour. It is well spent money.
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10 January 2017|
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Response from beth26ann | Reviewed this property |
We toured the castle apartments and the chapel ourselves, and had a guided tour of the medieval undercroft (I highly recommend that, fascinating). I would say it took 2 1/2 hours at the most.