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Dublin Castle
Top 4 in Can't Miss Attractions

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

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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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  • DaveKav99
    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
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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)/
  • igal27
    igal27
    Rehovot, Israel
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    Must-see when in Dublin, but far from the nicest castle in Ireland

    You can't come to Dublin and not see the Dublin Castle, right? I guess, although I've seen much nicer castles elsewhere in Ireland. Go visit if you have the time; if you don't, it's not that big a dea...

    Reviewed on /Date(1597604077000+0800)/
  • regan3_11
    regan3_11
    Thurles, Ireland
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    what a delight

    over the summer we have enjoyed a number of mystery tours. Our daughter planned one which included a trip to Dublin Castle. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and it was just wonderful to have an opport...

    Reviewed on /Date(1597545614000+0800)/

Additional Information

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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