Dublin Castle

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 metres (11 acres), the site contains 2 museums, 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 Chapel Royal, the Chester Beatty Library, the Garda Museum and the Revenue Museum. Access to the State Apartments is by guided tour only.

 

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