Free entry to Dublin Castle with The Dublin Pass

Dublin Castle

  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Castle

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to Dublin Castle
Normal Price: Adult: €8.00 ; Child: €4.00

We recommend checking directly with the attraction for current opening hours.

Visit the heart of historic Dublin and the site of the ancient pool "Dubh Linn" that gives the city its name.

Standing at a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and the Poddle, Dublin Castle is the heart of the historical city. Constructed 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.

Explore part of the original Viking Fortress, remains of the 13th century Castle as well as the magnificent State Apartments that now serve as the venue for Presidential Inaugurations, State Functions and Ireland's Presidencies of the European Union. 

A guided tour is an additional special rate of €3.00 per person (subject to availability).


State Apartments
Built as the residential quarters of the viceregal court, explore the State Apartment's lavish and beautiful architecture that was the focus of fashionable society during the 18th Century. Today the Apartments are the venue of Ireland's Presidencies, inaugurations and state functions.

Castle Gardens 
Situated on the site of the original 'Dubh Linn', or Black Pool, which gives the city of Dublin its name, the Castle Gardens's beautiful grounds house smaller memorial gardens, commissioned sculptures as well as stunning flora and landscaping. 

Viking Excavation (with guided tour upgrade)
Discover parts of the Dublin's historical medieval castle and remains of the original defences. Explore the Castle's medieval curtain wall, postern gate and original moat that would have originally diverted water from the River Poddle.

Chapel Royal (with guided tour upgrade)
Designed by Francis Johnston and opened on 25 December 1814, the Chapel Royal boasts spectular interiors in the Gothic Revival style.

Please note: Dublin Castle can be closed at short notice due to government business. Please check their website for up to date information

Know before you go: On your visit, you may need to wait for the next available time slot to explore the castle. 

Monday 09.45 - 17.45
Tuesday 09.45 - 17.45
Wednesday 09.45 - 17.45
Thursday 09.45 - 17.45
Friday 09.45 - 17.45
Saturday 09.45 - 17.45
Sunday 09.45 - 17.45
Last Admission: 17.15

Closed: 25-27 December & 1 January

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Dame Street, Dublin 2


00353 1 6458813