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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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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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Very strong tour

I wasn't sure what this was going to be; it doesn't really look like a castle. But it is an important part of Dublin's history and the tour guide was excellent. You definitely... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was hoping to do a tour, but we got there too late, so we just walked the grounds (no charge). There are several placards with interesting historical information and the area is simply beautiful. It was amazing walking around an area with such deep cultural significance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wasn't sure what this was going to be; it doesn't really look like a castle. But it is an important part of Dublin's history and the tour guide was excellent. You definitely want to do this if you are interested in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were torn between paying €7 or €10 so glad we picked the guided tour as you get to visit a couple of areas you can't like the area underneath river or what's left of it and ruins of what's left of the main castle, if I remember correctly and learning why the harp is the other way and learning... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle wasn't very "castle-y" looking, and there wasn't much to see. The park behind was small and average. I wouldn't say it's worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

didn't do the tour as didn't have time but was allowed to walk around most of the ground outside and it was very nice. plenty of history labelled around the gardens. worth a visit even if you only have half an hour to spare.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having recently been to Edinburgh Castle we were keen to see Dublin Castle to see the stark contrast. Dublin Castle having experienced a number of fires is now more palatial than mediaeval. Firstly, we would definitely recommend taking a tour, we were on the 3pm tour with Elizabeth who was absolutely superb. Not only did we get to see the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a relatively small castle. It was used mainly by the British as their center of rule over Ireland. I didn't have the time nor feel the need to visit the inside. I instead went on a walking tour and it was one of the stops and the guide gave as a bit of its history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I looked around the castle a bit before taking the guided tour and was not impressed. After taking the tour, I was enthralled. The tour guide was wonderful. She explained the long and rich history that the castle holds in Irish history. I felt I had a much better understanding of the British occupancy in Ireland. This was one of... More 

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another building connected to the uprising among other historic events. The rooms you will see are highly decorated and sumptious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

With some time to kill we decided wed give this place a visit. Our tour guide was full of fascinating information about the castles history and wider Irish history in general. He gave us an insightful tour and gave us some really interesting information about every room and different parts of each room such as paintings and mirrors. The tour... More 

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