A colleague asked it I wanted to visit the Dublin Castle and Garden. She had me at "garden." That said, without having done any research - it was not what I expected. I thought old ruins of a building with some acreage of grounds - similar to Powerscourt. I learned that the Dublin Castle is really a government building in the middle of Dublin proper!
We first arrived before anything opened - and it was perfect to walk around the exterior, linger in the garden and really absorb the atmosphere. Later in the day there were hundreds of tourists which made it a tad difficult to place oneself back in time to get a feel for the history.
|Dublin Castle - Fall 2016|
|Dublin Castle Tour - Fall 2016|