Ireland has a history full of magic. And its castles stir the imagination of anyone passing through the Emerald Isle.
The imposing constructions date back several centuries and some of these castles attract people from all over the world for their architectural beauty.
In this article we will show you which are the main castles in Dublin you must visit during your trip to Ireland. Check it out!
1 – Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle is very close to the city centre, it is located in the Temple Bar area, and the place served as a former seat of the British government.
Anyone can visit it. It is worth saying that it is not as impressive as other castles in the country, but the surroundings are quite charming, especially the gardens and buildings that surround the place.
Currently the place houses a museum and you can see several works of art on your visit there. It’s really worth a visit to Dublin Castle.
2 – Drimnagh Castle
A good alternative for those who want to visit a castle in the Irish capital is Drimnagh Castle. It is located in the neighbourhood that has the same name in a residential area of D12.
The construction, although small, is a beautiful spot for a quick walk and taking unforgettable pictures. It’s worth noting that this is the only castle that has a flooded moat around it, and its interior houses a beautiful garden.
3 – Malahide Castle
This is a castle which is not in the city. It is situated 16 km away from the Irish capital and was built in 1185. Malahide Castle has a total area of approximately 260 hectares and has gardens, fields of green areas, children’s park, cafes and even souvenir shops.
At weekends it receives many tourists who picnic and have fun in its green area. Its charm is such that it is one of the most visited castles in Ireland, mainly because of its proximity to Dublin.
4 – Trim Castle
To close our list we couldn’t leave out Trim Castle. It was built in the 11th century, and became known for having served as the setting for the movie “Braveheart”.
A point that deserves attention is that it is one of the largest mediaeval castles in the European continent, being a fantastic attraction for those who like history or even curiosities.
Trim Castle is located in the small town of the same name as the castle in County Meath. And you can reach it in less than an hour’s drive from Dublin.
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