Dublin Castle

Explore Irish history from the 13th century

Constructed in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland.

In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.

Dublin Castle is open seven days a week including Bank Holidays from 09.45am to 5.45pm with last admission at 5.15pm.

Tickets for a self guided visit to the State Apartments are available to purchase online and tickets for a visit by guided tour to the State Apartments, Medieval Section and the Chapel Royal are available to purchase from the castle’s ticket desk on the day of your visit.

The Tower and Medieval Undercroft remain from the original 13th century Castle. The Tower is not currently open to visitors but offers great photo opportunities and adjoins the Chapel Royal.

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