If you’re looking out for Dublin castle at Dublin, Ireland, don’t expect a castle standing separated somewhere on a hill. The wonderful ancient structures are integrated into a complex of buildings and you need to search a little bit to find them. In this location already in the 10th century, a fortress was built – but the buildings existing there today date back to the 18th and 19th century. This is also true for the wonderful round Record Tower, the most remarkable structure there today.
Within the castle, you can see the ancient staterooms officially used between 1680 and 1830. Still today they are used for official ceremonies. The Irish crown jewels are not on display here. They have been stolen in 1907 and couldn’t be retrieved since then. Next to Dublin castle, you can find the amazing Chester Beatty Library.
Dublin / Baile Átha Cliath
Ireland / Éire
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