Dublin Tourist Directory: Dublin Castles

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.

It's open seven days a week. Tickets are purchased on site at the Castle’s visitor reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard).​

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

This castle is one of the seven fortified town houses/castles of Dalkey. These castles were constructed to keep the goods which were off-loaded in Dalkey during the Middle Ages when Dalkey acted as the port for Dublin. This is a highly recommended town to visit for both its heritage and beauty along with its great restaurants and pubs.

Malahide Castle and Gardens

At  Malahide Castle and Gardens the history of the Talbot family dates back to as far as 1175 and is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic castle was home to the Talbot family for over 800 years.

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