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Embark on a Tour of Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle in Ireland
Dublin Castle served as the residence of the British monarch's Irish representative for seven centuries. It was originally built as a fortress under the orders of King John of England. The castle remained intact until April 1684 when it was damaged in a fire. However, many original medieval and Viking structures are still accessible to visitors today. The castle is now a government complex and tourist attraction.


Prices -

Adult €8; Senior (60+) €6; Student (valid student ID required) €6; Child (12-17) €4; Family (max. 2 adults & 5 children) €20

Hours -

Sunday 9:45 - 17:45


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  • Office of Public Works
  • The Viking Excavation
  • State Apartment
  • The Chapel Royal
  • The Terrace Cafe
  • Guided Tours


  • What kinds of tours can I take of Dublin Castle?

    You can take a self-guided or guided tour through several key sites around Dublin Castle. Tours include visits to The Chapel Royal, The Viking Excavation, and the State Apartments, including the galleries around the apartments. The Terrace Cafe is a popular gathering and resting spot before and after tours.
  • What other attractions and things to do are at Dublin Castle?

    Visitors can explore ‘The Collection’ at the castle, a fascinating collection of beautiful objects that can be traced back to as early as the 17th century. The castle has conferencing, dinner, and banqueting event space available to rent for the day or evening, including St. Patrick’s Hall, George’s Hall that was built as the Supper Room for the July 1911 visit of King George V and the Portrait Gallery.


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