- Indoor and Outdoor
- Ages 4+
- Castles and Palaces
Dublin Castle may not look like much from the front, but it covers an area of 11 acres (44,000 square metres), and has plenty of different areas to explore with the kids, and most of it is free!
The castle has been at the heart of the evolution and history of Dublin for over 800 years, and contains the most important staterooms in the country, the State Apartments and Government buildings!
There is so much to see, including the Dubhlinn Gardens, the gothic Chapel Royal, Great Courtyard, quirky Revenue museum, and the fascinating Chester Beatty Library, which has an amazing collection of art and manuscripts.
If you and the kids would like to see more, guided tours of the State Apartments and the Medieval Undercroft are available most days and have some really interesting features to discover. It doesn't cost too much for the tour, and kids under 6 can join you on the tour for free!
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:45
Sunday and Public Holidays 10:45 - 16:45
Guided Tour Prices: Adults: €8.50, Students and Seniors: €6.50, Children 18 and under: €3.00, Under 6s go free, Family: €20.00
Self Guiding Prices: Adults: €6.50, Students and Seniors: €5.50, Children 18 and under: €3.00, Under 6s go free, Family: €16.00
Dame Street, Dublin, County Dublin, IE, null
WebsiteClick here to visit Dublin Castle's website.
Dublin Castle has not told us about their parking.
Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Dublin Castle has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Dublin Castle has not told us about their dining options.
No, Dublin Castle is not wheelchair friendly.
No, Dublin Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Dublin Castle has not told us if they are dog friendly.
Old and Modern Castle 5 out of 5 stars
We had such a lovely time here at the Castle! We went with the tour group and it was very informative. We loved going underground and seeing the original wall and base of the castle! It was brilliant! The chapel was so lovely. Then they took us to the staterooms. The castle is very modern but very beautiful and well kept! I would love to come here again. The tour takes about an hour. You are then allowed to walk through by yourself and take your time which was my favourite part. They have lockers to put bags in. The toilets are near the entrance and very well kept. The staff were very lovely!JoyfullyAmy
Tonnes of history! 5 out of 5 stars
There was so much to see at Dublin Castle. We particularly enjoyed seeing the original foundations of the castle and where the hidden entrance would have been. The tour guide was great and really knew her stuff! Would definitely recommend to anyone in Dublin, especially if only visiting for the day and especially if your kids are into history!TheLostWanderer