Dublin Castle is one of Dublin’s most historical attractions, steeped in history and should not be missed. The castle itself was built in 1204 and is located in the very centre of Dublin City, on the south side of the River Liffey, en route from Trinity College to Christchurch Cathedral. The grounds hold two museums, gardens, government buildings and state apartments and are home to the famous Chester Beatty Library.
The castle was a major part of the 1916 uprising and the 2016 centenary celebrations and visitors can book a specialised tour ‘The Revolutionary Road’ which is highly recommended. Numerous cultural events are held at the castle from concerts, theatre productions, poetry readings and much more.