Dublin Castle Reviews
Description:Dublin Castle has played a pivotal role in Irish history and government for over a millennium. In the 9th century the ... more
Dublin Castle ... Vikings established a hill fort on the site. It was replaced with a Norman castle in 1204. All that now remains of the 13th century castle is the Record Tower. Dame Street / Dublin 2
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Newest Review: ... Sundays and holidays. All visits to the site need to be with an official tour guide (unless you just want to walk into the courtyard and view the exterior) Tour prices are reasonable with adults going for Euro4.50, students Euro3.50, and kids under 12 Euro2.00, under 6 yrs old go free. However on our visit to the city, we were lucky to take advantage of their free access every first ... more
Customer Dublin Castle Reviews (3)
by - written on 23/08/12, updated on 24/08/12 (Very useful, 29 readings)
Dublin Castle stands pround in the centre of Dublin, and has been in constant occupation since 1204. Originally a Viking settlement, Dublin actually got its name from the then nearby Dubh Linn, or Black Pool which the Vikings used to harbour their longboats . The lake is now gone, and its site is now a small public gardens called the Castle Gardens (quite the sun trap on a nice day). The castle itself has gone through many changes over the years, with only a small corner of the original site still visible today. Being in the middle of Dublin, there is no dedicated parking, or nearby parking to be had, but its loaction in the centre of the city, just off Dame ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/05/09 (Useful, 10 readings)
Dublin Castle was a real insight into the development of Dublin and how the city has evolved. The only way to see the castle is via a guided tour, this we found somewhat annoying as we wanted to look around the castle in our own time. However, the guided tour was very interesting and gave us a much needed insight into the castle and the history. The guide was very knowledgeable. Some rooms in the castle were laid out as they would have been, but others had been transformed into meeting rooms as the castle is a working governmental building. In my humble opinion the best part of the tour of the castle was when we toured the underground parts of the castle. I would ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/08/05 (Useful, 90 readings)
A visit to Dublin Castle is enhanced by the tour guides. You wait in a reception room, for the appointed time, and then a guide joins you for a very professional group tour to share a look back in time, with a difference. What sets Dublin Castle apart from others is that it is still used as a seat of power. It is a visitor attraction but government and council business is operating from there all the time. The guide takes you to the room where the European Union meets when it is Ireland's turn to host meetings. This really does bring it all up to the modern day. A highlight at Dublin Castle is the State Apartments, and a ... Read the complete review
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