Dublin Castle was founded in 1204 by order of King John, who
wanted a fortress constructed for the administration of the city.
It has been added to and rebuilt many times so that all that
remains of the original structure is the Norman Tower. By the early
17th century the castle was fully developed with Law Courts,
meetings of Parliament, the residence of the viceroy and a council
chamber. The magnificent, gilded State Apartments were added in the
18th century and are still used for state occasions today.
Address: Dame Street
Telephone: (0)1 645 8813 (
Opening Time: Tours: Monday to Friday 10am-4:45pm, Saturday and
Admission: Entry by guided tour only, every 20 minutes. EUR4.50
(adults), concessions available.