Dublin Castle

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Dublin Castle which includes a garden, a castle and heritage architecture

On Dame Street, south of the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin, stands the mighty architectural achievement that is Dublin Castle, parts of which date back to 1200. Over the centuries Dublin Castle has been a fortress and treasury, a royal palace and a prison. Prior to Irish independence in the 1920s, it was also the centre of British rule in Ireland. Today, Dublin Castle is a government building and significant historic emblem.

While most of the building dates to the 1800s, its ancient heritage is still evident in the ancient Record Tower. This sole surviving element of Dublin Castle’s medieval origins is a magnificent stone stalwart. It is the perfect complement to the adjoining 19th century Chapel Royal, built in the Gothic Revival style.

Today, the castle is primarily used for official Irish government engagements, but its opulent State Rooms are accessible to the general public via guided tour. Open all year round, including bank holidays (but not Christmas and New Year) the castle has a wonderful craft shop and heritage centre. It also has its own restaurant, meaning you can absorb the historic bustle of Dublin as you tuck in to some tasty local cuisine.

Surrounded by excellent eateries and a number of theatres, Dublin Castle is served by nearly a dozen bus services. As such, there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t soak up the area’s eclectic heritage by visiting this gem at the heart of the Irish capital.

Top 10 Hotels Near Dublin Castle

Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
4 out of 5
Christchurch Place, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM473 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of John's Lane Augustinian Church and Olympia Theatre. St. Patrick's Cathedral and Vicar ...
4.3/5Excellent! (991 reviews)
"Convenient to all things."

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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4 out of 5
23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM518 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Located in City Centre Dublin, this romantic hotel is steps away from Rotunda Hospital and O'Connell Street. Parnell Square and Olympia Theatre are also within ...
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Temple Bar Hotel
Temple Bar Hotel
4 out of 5
13-17 Fleet St Temple Bar, Dublin
The price is RM601 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Located in Temple Bar, this hotel is steps away from Bank of Ireland, Trinity College and O'Connell Bridge. O'Connell Street and Grafton Street are also within ...
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Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
4 out of 5
Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM402 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4 out of 5
23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM518 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Temple Bar Hotel
Temple Bar Hotel
4 out of 5
13-17 Fleet St Temple Bar, Dublin
The price is RM601 per night from 28 Sep to 28 Sep
Temple Bar Hotel
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
4 out of 5
Christchurch Place, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM473 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
The Morgan Hotel
The Morgan Hotel
4 out of 5
10 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM642 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
The Morgan Hotel
Marlin Hotel Stephens Green
Marlin Hotel Stephens Green
4 out of 5
11 Bow Ln E, Dublin
The price is RM582 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Marlin Hotel Stephens Green
Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin
Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin
4 out of 5
Dean St, The Liberties, Dublin
The price is RM541 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin
Clayton Hotel Charlemont
Clayton Hotel Charlemont
4 out of 5
Charlemont Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin
The price is RM537 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Clayton Hotel Charlemont
The Fleet
The Fleet
4 out of 5
19-20 Fleet Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM566 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
The Fleet
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