A taste of medieval times in the middle of a modern downtown, Dublin Castle served as the seat of British rule in Ireland for over seven centuries. Although it remains part of a major government complex, the castle now mostly serves as a venue for ceremonial events, such as the inauguration of the country's president. Transformed over the ages from a medieval fortress to a Georgian palace, the castle complex contains an 800-year-old tower, the sole survivor of the original fortifications built on this spot in the early 13th century. Take a guided tour to see the gardens built over a site once occupied by a black pool, the "dubh inn" from which the city of Dublin got its name. To visit Dublin Castle and other attractions in Dublin, use our Dublin travel planner.
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  • Less of a castle now more a palace or state apartments. A large parade square or quadrangle is found at the centre, but there are remnants of the working castle there too.  more »
  • It’s a nice experience to be able to see the castle from the inside , I personally loved it Also you have to pay to get in  more »
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  • Christmas are Dublin Castle. Festive market. Food and craft stalls. Nice to see The Saucy Cow 100% vegan food stall there. Tasty vegan burgers 😋💚🌱💪✌️
  • Interesting history surrounds this beautiful castle. It definitely is not a castle in the architectural style most think of as a castle. Everything in it is elegant and beautifully cared for, but its place in the history of the Republic of Ireland makes it a wonderful stop in appreciating Ireland and its courageous people.
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