Dublin Castle

Things to do in County Dublin, Ireland - Dublin Castle - YourDaysOut
Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland
Open Daily. Tours from: Monday – Saturday: 10.00 – 16.45; Sunday and Public Holidays: 10.45 – 16.45. Closed: Good Friday, 24th - 28th December & 1st January
Adult - EUR 8.50 Child - EUR 3.00 Family - EUR 20.00
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Dublin Castle Visitor Facilities Since its foundation in 1204 Dublin Castle has been at the heart of the history and evolution of the city. Today, spanning an area of over 44,000 square meters (11 acres), the site contains 2 museums, 2 cafés, an international conference centre, 2 gardens, Government Buildings and the State Apartments which are the most important state rooms in the country. The grounds of the site are free to explore, as is the Chester Beatty Library and the Revenue Museum. Access to the State Apartments is by guided tour only and tickets may be purchased from the Apartments in the Upper Castle Yard. The State Apartments dominate the south range of the Great Courtyard. They were built as the residential and public quarters of the Viceregal Court and were the seat of the executive and focus of fashionable and extravagant social life (an account of Viceregal Court life is given in Chapter 15 of the Dublin Castle History). Today the Apartments are the venue for Ireland's Presidencies of the European Union, Presidential inaugurations and prestigious functions. The Undercroft is sited at lower ground floor level in the Lower Castle Yard, opposite the Chapel...

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