Dublin Castle:  One of the Most Important Historical Sites in Ireland

As you might guess, Dublin Castle is located right in the heart of the city of Dublin. It's also, unsurprisingly, in Dublin County in Leinster Province. If you want to see this castle in Eastern Ireland and you're coming from Dublin Airport, the journey shouldn't take more than about 20 minutes. 


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Just follow road signs via the M1 and the M50 to the city center, and then head down Cork Hill until you spot the grand Dublin Castle up ahead.    

Things to Know About Dublin Castle

Once of the most-visited Irish castles on this list is Dublin Castle, most of which was built in the 18th century.

However, a castle has stood on the site in Dublin County since as far back as the 12th century, and until 1922 it was the seat of UK's government administration in Ireland.

It has served as an administrative building, a fortress and even a royal residence throughout history.

Today, visitors can take guided tours through Dublin Castle, seeing the famed state corridor, Saint Patrick's hall and the throne room in the process.

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It is probably obvious - at Irish Expressions, we love Irish castles!  The Emerald Isle is dotted with hundreds of these incredible structures.  

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