Dublin CastleCurrently Closed
- Address: Dame St, Dublin 2, Ireland
- Timings: 09:45 am - 04:45 pm Details
- Phone: +353-16458800
- Ticket Price: 7 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Garden, Landmark, Castle, Cafe, Family And Kids, Tower, Exhibition , Heritage Building
Dublin Castle - Review
Dublin Castle is situated in the very heart of Dublin City, on the south side of the River Liffey. Dublin is famous for its rustic charm and the 13th century Dublin Castle is a famous example of it. The castle has a beautiful tower that adds to its old-worldly charm. Parts of the place are still in use for various purposes. The white doorway inside the castle is quite impressive. The Throne Room contains many items originally used by the Irish Monarchs. There is a State Drawing Room in the castle, used to receive important guests. It is one of the Heritage Buildings of Ireland, unmatched in its beauty and importance.
There are also two museums, two cafes, and an international standard conference room with gardens all around it. The State Apartments of the castle are open for viewing by the public.
Many exhibitions take place on a regular basis in the Dublin Castle. These are usually related to Art and Architecture. There are also concerts that take place at this venue.
Dublin Castle Information
- Although nearly none of the original edifices stand today, this site should not be missed.
Dublin Castle Ticket Prices
- Adult €6.50
- Senior (60+) €5.50
- Student (photo ID required) €5.50
- Children €3
How To reach Dublin Castle by Public Transport
- Lord Edward Street Bus Station
Restaurants Near Dublin Castle
- Ananda Restaurant – Indian, Pan-Asian
- The Vintage Kitchen – Irish
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Things to Know Before Visiting Dublin Castle
66.1% of people who visit Dublin include Dublin Castle in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
54.62% of people start their Dublin Castle visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Dublin Castle
66.78% of people prefer walking in order to reach Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle Trips
Dublin Castle, Dublin Reviews
Used to be the seat of local government. It is now mostly a tourist draw. We ended up finding an entrance to the museum of the revenue department (??) Which extolled there contributions to Ireland. Their tools, and bravery. The best part was the chat with the gentleman manning the place. We had a very wide ranging discussion which touched on topics including hat styles and the "rat pack" No admittance fee.
If your tour of Dublin started with churches then visiting the Dublin Castle will be a nice change. The tours are self-guided, so you have plenty of time to walk through the castle. There are some stairs at the start, but the rest of the walking is straight forward. The rooms have been restored with beautiful paintings and tapestries. The fireplaces are unique, so keep looking for them. When you're finished with your tour then have a look around the Dublin Castle to find hidden gems worth visiting.
Pay the extra to get the guided tour, it is 100% worth it because you get to go underground and see more of the original structure. Our tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. You are able to take pictures during the whole tour. Backpacks go in the free lockers provided even if they are small. Interesting and educational!
Great history here, mixed with modern usage. We visited a week after the Pope, everything was clean and polished. The crystal chandeliers sparkled. Envision an old medieval castle rebuilt in the 1700 and 1800 hundreds into a ceremonial head of government estate. That describes Dublin Castle. The castle tour included the historic foundations from the Viking age. It also includes the state rooms which the Irish use to host heads of State.
We had a long layover in Dublin and needed a good way to kill a few hours. I think the thing I found most interesting about the Castle is that it is still in use for state dinners hosted by the Irish government. It's in a cool neighborhood for walking around. If you're already in the area I'd say it's worth a visit, but I wouldn't go out of my way specifically to go here.