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Hotel near Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is a historic Irish landmark famous for hosting the inauguration of each President of Ireland as well as other historic receptions. The Clarence Hotel is a 5 minute walk from the historic Dublin Castle.

History of Dublin Castle

Erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.

Tours of Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is open daily, seven days a week from 09:45 – 17:45 (last admission at 17:15). Tickets can be purchased on site at the Castle’s reception desk in the State Apartments (upper courtyard) or can be booked online by clicking here. Dublin Castle run daily guided tours with experienced guides who will give you a fascinating tour of the State Apartments, Medieval Section and Chapel Royal. More info on tickets and times here.

How to Get to Dublin Castle from The Clarence

Getting to Dublin Castle from The Clarence is just a short 5 minute walk. Using the back exit of the hotel, take a right out on to Essex Street East. Walk straight ahead and turn left at Parliament Street, walking towards Dame Street, then take the next right onto Lord Edward Street. Take the next immediate left onto Cork Hill. The hotel grounds will be directly in front of you.

The Clarence is the perfect choice for anyone looking to visit Dublin Castle. The Clarence offers a variety of rooms & suites. Each room has complimentary toiletries, a flat screen TV with a selection of local and international channels, complimentary snacks and tea and coffee facilities. Read more about our Rooms & Suites here.

Book your stay at The Clarence directly with us for the best rate. For accommodation near Dublin Castle, The Clarence is the best choice.