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About this place
Built between 1208 and 1220, this complex represents some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city, and was the centre of English power in Ireland for over seven centuries until it was taken of by the Irish Free State in 1922.
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The heart of historic Dublin, Dublin Castle is a breath-taking attraction that should be on any visitor's must-see list.
There is so much to see in Dublin Castle, you won't be disappointed. The oldest tower dates back to 1228. The grounds are free to walk around, visit the gardens and the Chester Beatty Library while you're there.
Dublin Castle was a key target during the Easter Rising of 1916, which marked the first step towards the end of British rule in Ireland. It is steeped in Irish History
A beautiful castle steeped in Irish history, take a guided tour and learn all the facts about it. Wonder around the park area behind the castle and visit Chester Beatty Museum.
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