Dublin Castle

Government Building, Historic Site, and Castle
2 Palace St, Dublin, Ireland
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–4:45 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–4:45 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes

Built between 1208 and 1220, this complex represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city, and was the centre of English power in Ireland for over seven centuries until it was taken of by the Irish Free State in 1922.

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  • Miriam F.

    Take the tour, it is worth it!

    Miriam Femerling · 2 days ago
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  • Scott S.

    This place was ok but I was expecting better as its called a castle.

    Scott Stephens · 1 week ago
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  • Thiago C.

    Beautiful and is worth to go. Free on the first Wednesday of every month

    Thiago Ciabotti · 1 week ago
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  • Ilaria B.

    Amazing place, the castle is very nice! :D

    Ilaria Boldorini · 2 weeks ago
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  • Oksana M.

    Guest wifi Dublin2015

    Oksana Mius · 2 weeks ago
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  • Victoria P.

    Check out the tea room after your tour for a spot of tea and a scone.

    Victoria Procunier · February 19
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  • Jit B.

    Lovely quiet spot in central Dublin. Be sure to visit the Chester Beatty library

    Jit BP · February 16
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  • Ricardo B.

    Very interesting way to reuse an old castle :)

    Ricardo Batista · February 15
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  • charlotte o.

    Chandeliers, art works

    charlotte oakes · February 11
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  • Hektan

    elephant and castle

    Hektan · January 25
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  • Pling C.

    Nothing special. -.-

    Pling Chee · January 20
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  • Renata T.

    Download the Dublin Castle app.

    Renata Taira · December 20, 2014
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  • Denis A.

    От средневековой архитектуры сохранилось немного, но башня (без зубцов) - 13 век

    Denis Akhapkin · November 27, 2014
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  • Fabián

    Take the guided tour. You can't access the underground part of the castle otherwise. The stories and sights are enough for your money.

    Fabián · November 19, 2014
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  • Dudu P.

    Conheça a capela e os apartamentos. Bom passeio

    Dudu Penna · November 12, 2014
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  • Ovgu C.

    Great guided tour and excellent castle😊

    Ovgu C. O. · November 5, 2014
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  • Javi P.

    The guided tour is well worth taking. Really interesting place

    Javi Puentes · November 3, 2014
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  • Kestutis V.

    Faithless with dado

    Kestutis Vileikis · October 31, 2014
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  • Станислав Г.

    Надо вернуться посмотреть с экскурсией. Без экскурсии красиво но не понятно.

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  • Malcom B.

    Only walked around the castle never went in but it's super cool to view nonetheless.

    Malcom Benites · September 6, 2014
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  • Ricardo G.

    Great place to visit, great square and the interior is fascinating!warning: the tudors was also filmed here, in the chapel, what a magestic place!

    Ricardo Giga · August 31, 2014
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  • Eleanor G.

    There is a guided your hourly and allows you to see the archaeological digs that you can't see if you go solo

    Eleanor Garth · August 23, 2014
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  • Eleanor G.

    Make sure you check the opening hours - the church was only open till 4 but the castle is open till 5, so we missed out on the church.

    Eleanor Garth · August 23, 2014
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  • Michael A.

    Both inside and out, Dublin Castle is an impressive building steeped in history. Take your time to walk around and really immerse yourself in the surroundings.

    Michael Arkins · August 7, 2014
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  • Conchy M.

    I didn't like it, it's not preserved, it's unorganised

    Conchy Mauro · August 7, 2014
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  • Bila Z.

    Von außen gesehen

    Bila Zmrzlina · May 22, 2014
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  • Jormar V.

    Hermosa la torre que sin preservan!

    Jormar Vegas · May 20, 2014
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  • Patrick C.

    Allez le premier mercredi du mois les tickets sont gratuit :) visiter le coach house il y a un jardin magnifique.

    Patrick Camelin · May 7, 2014
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  • Stacy

    Free wifi: Dublin2014

    Stacy · May 4, 2014
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  • Kristin P.

    First Wednesdays of the month are free admission

    Kristin Przybyla · April 2, 2014
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  • Luke M.

    Go inside. Easily worth the 4.50

    Luke McCormack · April 1, 2014
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  • Fionn

    We can visit the castle for free on first wednesday of every month

    Fionn · February 24, 2014
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  • Christian T.

    Not big deal... This castle doesn't show how was the real castle hundreds of years ago. Edinburgh's castle is much more impressive.

    Christian Tr · February 16, 2014
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  • Maya

    Wow. It was a great day.

    Maya · January 3, 2014
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  • Athanassios K.

    I recommend Dublin Castle

    Athanassios Kollyris · October 27, 2013
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  • Maya

    Well, life is always changing.

    Maya · September 18, 2013
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  • Chris S.

    Best public toilet facilities. Odd tip? Yes. But definitely good to know.

    Chris Sheedy · September 14, 2013
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  • Dee D.

    Lovely gardens to the rear if state apartment's to sit down abd relax

    Dee Doc · August 18, 2013
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  • Stephen H.

    Closed until the end of June 2013 due to Ireland hosting the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. :(

    Stephen Hey · April 6, 2013
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  • Dai T.

    Closed until the end of June 2013 due to Ireland hosting the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Small, free exhibition open, worth a look.

    Dai TheBay · February 28, 2013
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  • Murilo M.

    Aqui vc nao paga entrada.. tem um jardim muito lindo na entrada.. o castelo e lindo tbm

    Murilo Mario · February 8, 2013
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  • Alan F.

    If you only get to one castle in Ireland make it Dublin Castle. (Dublin Visitors http://www.dublin1.webs.com)

    Alan Fanning · January 13, 2013
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  • Claiton

    Free Access to Dublin Castle on First Wednesday of Every Month

    Claiton · November 21, 2012
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  • Claiton

    There are a number of public car parks nearby.

    Claiton · November 21, 2012
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  • Melissa R.

    NOT a must-see in Dublin- the rooms lacked furniture.

    Melissa Reohr · November 13, 2012
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  • Romain D.

    Le parc derriere l'entrée du chateau est sympa. Que des visites de groupe a 5€

    Romain David · October 20, 2012
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  • Vivian L.

    Sometimes if there is official business going on you won't be able to see certain parts so ask first. You'll also probably have to wait for available tour times some plan ahead.

    Vivian Li · September 29, 2012
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  • Graham O.

    Nice tribute to Veronica Guerin in the Gardens (under the walkway)

    Graham O'Rourke · August 26, 2012
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  • Orang O.

    Much better than the castles we have in New York.

    Orang Oetan · August 9, 2012
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  • Aldona

    First Wednesday of the month is free! get there early (first tour 10.15) and enjoy :)

    Aldona · June 6, 2012
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