Dublin Castle

Local nameDublin Castle
LocationDublin, Ireland

This vast castle complex founded in 1204 comprises of several buildings and yards that used to serve as a seat of the British government of Ireland. Throughout its history, the castle also served as the residence of the monarch and later on the monarch's representative.

Nowadays, not only can you discover two museums, library and international conference centre inside the castle, enjoy a coffee in one of the two cafés or a stroll through the gardens, you can also visit the government buildings and the state apartments, considered the most important staterooms in the country.

Be also sure to check the official website for temporary exhibitions.

Tags Government BuildingNorman ArchitectureRoyal ResidenceHistoric House MuseumCastleArchaeological SiteMuseumPalace
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Opening hours

All attractions are closed on Good Friday, Dec 25-27 and Jan 1.


State Apartments and Medieval Undercroft:
Self Guiding Prices:
Adults: €8
Students with ID, seniors: €6
Children (under 12): €4
Children (under 6): free

Guided Tour Prices (60 minutes duration):
Adults: €12
Students with ID, seniors: €10
Children: (under 12): €6
Children (under 6): free

The Chapel Royal: accessed by guided tour only, as part of the castle tour.

Revenue Museum: free entry
The Chester Beatty Library: free entry

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Castle

Official Website http://www.dublincastle.ie/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Castle/621875627823805

Email dublincastle@opw.ie

Phone +353 1 645 8813

Address Dublin Castle, 2 Palace Street Dublin 2, Ireland

Coordinates 53°20'34.169" N -6°16'0.939" E

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