Welcome to Dublin Castle
Erected 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. We hope you enjoy your visit.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Creative Ireland: Launch of the County Plans (Creative Ireland website), there will be self guided access only to Dublin Castle from 15.00 on Thursday, May 25th. These tickets will be sold at a reduced rate.
We’re open seven days a week. Tickets are purchased on site at the Castle’s visitor reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard).