Dublin Castle: Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings it functioned as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years.

Rebuilt in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Dublin Castle is now used for important State receptions and Presidential Inaugurations. The State Apartments, Undercroft, Chapel Royal, Craft Shop, Heritage Centre and Restaurant are open to visitors. (On occasions Dublin Castle can be closed at very short notice for Government business). Access for visitors with disabilities to State Apartments, Chapel Royal and restaurant.

Open All Year:

Aprl – September: Daily 08.30 – 18.00
October – March: Daily 09.30 – 16.00
Gardens open Christmas Day 11.00 – 13.00
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

Admission Fees

Guided Tour (1hr 10min)
Adult €10.00
Senior (60+) €8.00
Student (photo ID required) €8.00
Child (6- 17) €4.00
Family (Two adults, max five children) €24.00

Self-Guide (30 minutes approx)
Adult €7.00
Senior (60+) €6.00
Student (photo ID required) €6.00
Child (12-17) €3.00
Family (Two adults, max five children) €17.00