One of the most beautiful attractions in the city of Dublin, the Dublin Castle is located on the south side of River Liffey. The castle dates back to the 13th century, when it was originally built. Still, it was completely restored, so the building looks absolutely beautiful.
The Dublin Castle was built at the orders of King John of England, back in 1204. The king wanted his new castle to be a fortress, featuring strong walls for the defense of the city, as well as for the protection of his own treasure.
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In 1673, the building suffered serious damage, due to a fire that almost destroyed it. Actually, soon after this the castle was demolished, except for the great Record Tower. Reconstruction started in the 17th century and lasted until the 20th century.
Currently, the beautiful castle is used for State receptions and is the host of Presidential Inaugurations. Still, throughout its history, the lovely Dublin castle has served with many other purposes, being a military fortress, but also a prison. The castle was also the place which guarded the King’s treasure. In fact, a very interesting event involving this place dates back to 1907, when the Irish Crown Jewels were stolen from the Castle.
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Not only that Dublin Castle is a beautiful and popular attraction in this city, but the castle has been featured in numerous movies. It appeared in movies such as Barry Lyndon, Michael Collins, The Medallion and the famous Becoming Jane. It was even featured in the popular television series The Tudors.
Currently, Dublin Castle is open for visits, so any tourist visiting Dublin can admire the beauty of this castle, while learning more about its history. Would you like to visit this beautiful castle in Dublin?