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Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 645 8813

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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Informative tour

I enjoyed the tour that was informative and was worth the visit. Also enjoyed walking around the rooms in the castle and reading the information boards.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed the tour that was informative and was worth the visit. Also enjoyed walking around the rooms in the castle and reading the information boards.

Thank HaylesinWales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although the Staterooms of the Castle are cool spring for the guided tour. It is really cool to see the foundations of the castle, and the Church that aren't part of the self guided tour.

Thank Andy H
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely tribute to the late Veronica Guerin is well maintained here and do come and take a visit to Ireland's well-loved Journalist. It holds a lot of conferences here so its a busy are. Lovely Building.

Thank sharon397
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice castle in the heart of Dublin. Easy to access and affordable. Lots of fun history and beauty in the castle. Not an all day affair, 1-2 hours is sufficient.

Thank cassarass77
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It happened to rain one of the days that we were in Dublin. Oh what a surprise! Lucky us there are a lot of activities one can do regardles of the rain and this was one of them. We took a guided tour and got some information about the history and the previous inhabitants. Interesting and a good way to... More 

Thank Trisis
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Opted to do the guided tour as that's the only way you get to see underground and inside the chapel. It's well worth the money. Our tour guide was great. She welcomed questions and was very knowledgeable. The state rooms (available to both guided and non-guided tour guests) were good to see. There's some interesting art on display at the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited in early January and received free entry via the Heritage Pass. The tour went for about 45 minutes and was informative. The old and newer history of the castle is quite interesting. I am not sure of the regular entry price but I must admit, had I paid for the tour, my review may have been slightly different.... More 

Thank Nathan M
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The entrance to the Castle was hidden away in a side street and distinctly underwhelming. Some of the State rooms were interesting, especially the former Red Cross Hospital area where James Connolly was treated for his wounds before being executed (or murdered, depending on which side of the debate you favour) for his part in the Easter uprising. But I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this, especially the lawn with the pavement in the form of a Celtic Knot. We would go again to explore more.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a bad experience and it doesn't take long to take in the place as it were. The art is interesting but no impressive. Same for the history. Do yourself a favor an visit some of the fantastic castles outside Dublin.

Thank Vijante-gigante

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