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"Catch A Glimpse Of The Historic DUBLIN CASTLE." Dublin Castle Tip by Krystynn

Dublin Castle, Dublin: 115 reviews and 189 photos

  The Tower dates back to 1411 & rebuilt in 1770s
by Krystynn

Before we begin the virtual tour of this amazing medieval castle, let's start with a brief history lesson, shall we?

Dublin Castle was founded in 1204 by the order of King John who wanted a fortress constructed for the administration of the city. The castle was placed on high ground to the east of the city and was originally protected by the Poddle river (now found underground) which was later used to fill a moat around the walls.

The original castle is now the Record Tower. Within the complex is the 19th Century Gothic Revival Chapel Royal (restored in 1989), the Great Courtyard, the Gate of Fortitude, the State Apartments and others.

In times past, Dublin Castle was also used as the official residence of the British Viceroys of Ireland, until the Viceregal Lodge was built in Phoenix Park. Today, this historic castle is being used for (mainly) state functions....

Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2
Directions: How do you get there?

If you walk up to Dame Street, past the Olympia Theater... and voila, to your left is Dublin Castle.

Phone: +00 353 (0)1 677 7129

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  • Updated Dec 19, 2003
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