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Dublin Castle

4.3/5
139 Reviews
Castle
Liked by 3
Sun - Sat 9:45 AM - 5:15 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353-1-6458813

What people are saying:

Authentic experience of the medieval era with great reference to its architecture and an indepth insight into the lives of royalty. Totally worth it!

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  • GATfive
    GATfive
    Westfield
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    Interesting tour

    This was a great tour that was very informative about Irish history. The name is a little mis-leading. The "castle" part of the building is very small, although you are allowed to walk into it. Most...

    Reviewed on /Date(1607830269000+0800)/
  • 344DavidM
    344DavidM
    Manchester
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    Feel the winds of history blowing through the grounds of Dublin Castle

    This is very accessible to the public, and an imposing place to stroll around. It was the administrative centre of the British occupation, so don't expect a medieval castle. There is a simple peaceful...

    Reviewed on /Date(1605666400000+0800)/
  • DaveKav99
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    Not Much to See

    The Dublin Castle is gone. There isn't much to see here. Walk by it, check out the garden behind it and stop at Chester Beatty Museum. But don't think there's much to see with the castle.

    Reviewed on /Date(1601390157000+0800)/
  • rusmir_rieger
    rusmir_rieger
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    Amazing experience

    Dublin like you never explored before - from Vikings to Michael Higgins. Absolutely amazing tour you do not want to miss: chambers, church, castle, dinning hall, throne hall, presidents exhibition and...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600626602000+0800)/
  • HSMITHHH
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    Amazing tour guide

    This was more of a Palace than a castle but it did have something for everyone. We got to look at the ancient history of the building and area, we viewed what was left of the original walls, we then h...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599347380000+0800)/

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Introduction

A fortified castle has stood on this site since at least 930, and it's easy to see why: it stands on the highest ridge in the vicinity, at the junction of the River Liffey and the now-underground River Poddle, so it was a strategic place to defend. And indeed, occupants of the site had to defend it frequently: The Danish Vikings that occupied a fortress here in the 900s were defeated by the Irish the next century. By the 1100s the Irish were defeated by the Normans. The next century the English set up shop here. And so on. Thanks to all these ransackings and a few disastrous fires, little remains from those early times. Most of the current castle dates to the 1700s. Today, the 44,000 square meter castle complex contains two museums, two cafes, two gardens, government buildings, a conference center and state apartments.
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