"Dublin Castle" Dublin Castle Tip by rcsparty

Dublin Castle, Dublin: 115 reviews and 189 photos

 
 

This castle is definitely not your typical European castle. While it was the Royal Residence and home of the British rulers, it also has served various functions at different times in history. It has been parliament, courts, a military garrison, and government offices, as well as hosting present day inaugarations. At one time, it was also the site of a 9th century Danish fortress. It has plenty of stories, like the theft of the Irish crown jewels. It was built on the orders of King John in the early 13th century. It is a great place to start your visit of Dublin, as it kind of baselines the local history.

Address: Dame Street, Dublin 2
Directions: downtown dublin, south of the liffey
Phone: +353 1 677 7129
Website: http://www.dublincastle.ie/

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 9, 2009
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