"Dublin Castle" Dublin Castle Tip by mvtouring

Dublin Castle, Dublin: 115 reviews and 189 photos

 
 

This majestic old lady was built between 1208 and 1220 and the complex represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city. It use to be the centre of English power in Ireland for over seven centuries until it was taken of by the Irish Free State in 1922. Today it is used as the focal point for government ceremonial functions, including the inauguration of Ireland's presidents. The newest developments for visitors are the Undercroft, and excavates site on the grounds where an early Viking fortress stood, and the treasury, built between 1712 and 1715, believed to be the oldest surviving purpose-built office building in Ireland. It also houses a new visitor centre in its vaulted basement.

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

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  • Written Nov 3, 2010
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