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
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.