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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 via mobile

Very interesting place to understand Irish history. We are members of English Heritage so got in free.

Thank James B
Reviewed yesterday

We walked by without every noticing it. So went back and checked it out. It wasn't something I would visit again in the future.

Thank Jos L
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can visit Dublin Castle and view the outside - it is all very interesting and historic and well worth the walk. You don't need to go inside to get the drift of the place but if you do, you'll find it well worth it....More

Thank ahendren
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have little time a walk by will do you just fine. If you have more time get there early (like as soon as they open) and get tickets for a tour. It really is worth the 10 euro, but not necessary to appreciate...More

Thank Erin N
Reviewed 6 days ago

The architecture, history, guide and views made this an awesome tour stop. The seat of government, Dublin was a center of activity, law and justice

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 1 week ago

One hour guided tour of this magnificent building is highly recommended. If you are lucky enough to get the very smart fluent and knowledgeable guide we had it would make the experience all the more better. Afraid don't remember the name of the guide.

Thank Mario C
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mario, thanks for visiting and leaving us a review! We are delighted you enjoyed your guided tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the guided tour which takes you into the bowels of the castle where the ramparts go down into the water and demonstrate how the mote works. Then to the chapel and through the rooms of the castle explaining how the various governors of...More

Thank Dianne H
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving us a review, Dianne! We're delighted you enjoyed your guided tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen the castle and did a round, but as we have visit other castles in Europe, we have seen more impressive one`s from the inside and outside. It is worth a trip and you can get a guide for a tour.

Thank sunville0710
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant guide who was informative with a sense of humour. Although it guided tour cost €3 more than the self guided tour, you get to see the powder tower (what’s left of it) and the royal chapel which were well worth the...More

Thank May Y
DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi May, thanks for visiting and leaving us a review! We're delighted you enjoyed your guided tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dublin Castle is a good tour, not a great tour. If you only had limited time, there are other things I would recommend. BUT we enjoyed the hour or so that we spend there so I wouldn't say that it is bad.

Thank Swimallfly
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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.