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Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is a must visit for fans of Irish history.

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Stay close to Dublin Castle in Dublin

Dublin Castle is one of Ireland's Top Attractions. The castle is located on Dame Street, only a 7 minute walk away from The Grafton Hotel. Dublin Castle was constructed on elevated grounds once occupied by Vikings. In April 1684 a major fire caused severe damage to the building, however parts of the mediaeval and Viking structure survived and can be explored by visitors today.


Over the centuries Dublin Castle has hosted many famous figures such as Queen Victoria, Benjamin Franklin, John F. Kennedy and Nelson Mandela. 

The grounds of the site are free to explore however if you want to take a tour of the State Apartments then you must purchase a ticket. Dublin Castle provides guided and self-guided tours. Guided tours last around 70 minutes and can be purchased on their website.

Hours of operation:

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays: 9:45am to 5:45pm. Last admission 5:15pm

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket: €8.00

Senior Ticket (60+): €6.00

Student Ticket (18+): €6.00

Child Ticket (12-17 yrs): €4.00

Child Ticket (under 12 yrs): €0.00

Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2-3 children): €20.00

Please refer to Dublin Castles website for the most up to date information on pricing and opening hours.

Eating at The Grafton Hotel

Stay and Dine at The Grafton Hotel. Our on site restaurant Bartley's serves perfectly crafted cocktails with an innovative menu offering everything from lite bites to all the main course classics topped off with attentive and friendly service.

Parking at The Grafton Hotel

Guests can avail of a discount rate of €16.00 at Park Rite Drury St Multi-Storey Car Park, The Car Park is situated 56m (184ft) from the hotel.

Stay at The Grafton Hotel to be close to Dublin City Centre and Dublin Castle. Head to our special offers page to see our full range of packages. Book direct on our website to receive the best rate.