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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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  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:45 - 17:15
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dame St | Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 645 8813
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wouldn't recommend this at all. I enjoy historical elements of any place and beautiful buildings, but I found this place had 2 or 3 interesting rooms, but was ultimately disappointing. We were self-guided, so it is very possible that a tour would have made...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Be sure to stop by Dublin Castle. It is an educational opportunity. You will learn about the Irish Uprising against the British, the early settlement of Dublin, and lots more. I enjoyed going down to the foundation of the original castle. I saw stones that...More

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DublinCastle_OPW, Guide at Dublin Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The guided tour of Dublin Castle provides you not only with it's history, is allows those on the tour access to excavation sites of the Old City Walls, the Royal Chapel and rooms within the castle not accessible to the general public. Our host was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the tour inside the castle and reading the different historical facts under each part. I didn’t book guided tour and I managed to understand the history of it.

Thank Amany R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On our last day in the beautiful city of Dublin we didn't have time to wait for the guided tour, so we took the selfguided option. The State Apartments are really very nice and well kept, short walk through several well decorated rooms! The exhibitions...More

1  Thank soinic
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed this tour on our first day in Dublin. Great overview of the history of Dublin that provided perspective for sites we visited later on our trip. Tour guide was informative and pleasant -- especially enjoyed seeing the part under the castle and the...More

Thank PDaBo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Waterford Chrystal throughout this castle is breathtaking. We spent a lot of time just walking around after our guided tour was finished. For me, it was a genealogical location that helped me feel connected to past generations. Maybe yours too...

Thank Denise D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was lukewarm about going here at first but then was pleasantly surprised by the guided tour. We were taken under the castle to the medieval ruins that were excavated in the 80's. Very worth it. The state room apartments were interesting but our guide...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed this tour. We had a live guided tour that took us through all the grounds. Having the guide to tell the stories of the room and the history made it a much better experience. The chapel is lovely and the medieval walls below...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid 7 euros each for a self guided tour. The first 4 or 5 rooms were beautiful but it was downhill after that with an exhibition of modern art and displays of clothes worn by 12th century royalty from Georgia. It may seem strange but...More

1  Thank Anthony L
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Andrea H
10 August 2018|
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Response from lpinsc | Reviewed this property |
Agreed, 15-20 minutes is plenty of time in advance of your scheduled tour.
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tammialfrey
28 July 2018|
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Response from tommern | Reviewed this property |
Hi No problem, all of you go whenever you like and just show the ticket.
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monicapoo
3 July 2018|
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Response from Kial L | Reviewed this property |
I just had the PDF tickets and had no problem.
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