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Drimnagh Castle

Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
+353 1 450 2530
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Drimnagh Castle, an Irish Castle Not to Be Missed; a Short Bus Ride from Central Dublin

My wife and I took the Number 123 Bus from ChristChurch directly to the Drimnagh Castle (You will... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dr. Chuck Bauer
Alexandria, Virginia
The Secret Castle

My trip to this little gem didn't start off well with Taxis and Uber but I am greatful I did not... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Wendy M
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
via mobile
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Drimnagh Caste is Ireland's only moated castle. Set in the suburb of Drimnagh in South Dublin, we are an authentic medieval castle with over 700 years of history. We have been the setting for many films, TV shows and historic events.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“private tour” (11 reviews)
“city centre” (5 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Long Mile Road | Drimnagh, Dublin 12, Ireland
+353 1 450 2530
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took the Number 123 Bus from ChristChurch directly to the Drimnagh Castle (You will need to tell the Driver your destination). The bus stop is across the street from the Long Mile Inn. The Castle entrance is down the Main Street...More

Thank Dr. Chuck Bauer
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My trip to this little gem didn't start off well with Taxis and Uber but I am greatful I did not give up even though I was slightly rushed. Everything I read was true although I did not find I had to lower my expectations...More

2  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We held a party here and we had a fantastic day. Its a beautiful little castle inside and out, with a lovely courtyard and garden...it even has a moat! The staff were so helpful & nice. This is a great location for an outdoor or...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Nestling among the modern buildings is this jewel from a bygone time.I visited on a beautiful sunny day.The gardener was cutting hay(yep ,cutting hay)in a nearby meadow,but stopped to inquire if we needed any help. Proceeded to give us a history lesson and transported us...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and unexpected jewel. The tour was very good and the guide was nice he gave us a lot of information about the history of the castle. Also a cosy garden. I recommend to visit for sure.

1  Thank Maria G
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The castle is ancient and beautiful! There is a real moat. Alex the guide, was so kind and cultured... he told us a lot of stories about Drimnagh castle! Very interesting. The guided tour is only 4.5 euros. Worth it!

3  Thank aledolly
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The castle is undergoing restoration so you have to use your imagination more than at other historical sites in Ireland. But the staff are very friendly and accommodating. But if you've just come from Kilkenny or Blarney Castle then be prepared to adjust your expectations.

2  Thank Viajante-gigante
Reviewed 1 November 2016

An easy bus ride from the Dublin center and the stop is right at the end of the street. The castle is a bit hidden behind schools but only a 2 minute walk from the stop. Check the opening times before you go, as it...More

2  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We spent a very enjoyable hour at Drimnagh Castle this morning. Our guide, Charlie, was very welcoming and informative and all the staff on duty took the time to have a bit of craic with us as we passed through the castle and grounds. A...More

3  Thank Glebehill
Reviewed 26 October 2016

not clear where the entrance is. it seemed it was closed. i thought it would be great and big after knowing that this was ireland's only castle with moat. but nothing much. there is nothing to see in the castles of ireland

2  Thank Nisha K
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Rachel K
3 December 2016|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we paid after the tour. I think it was about 4.50 euros per person. They do have a website and you can get more detailed info there.
5 November 2016|
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Response from Liza R | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is free off street parking available. If for any reason you cannot access the parking (if the gate is closed) you can park in the nearby Aldi supermarket carpark.
Kim M
9 September 2015|
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Response from BeaEva2013 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that taking a bus is much easier and the bus stop is in front of the castle.