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Dublin Castle can be found right in the center of Dublin. The city's name actually originated from the Black Pool (Dubh Linn) which was situated where today you can find the Castle Gardens. The castle itself started as a Viking fortress in the 9th century; the remains of this fortress can be still be seen today at the 'Undercroft'.
The Viking fortress was then replaced in 1204 with a Norman castle which was severely damaged by fire in 1684. The castle had been used by the British royal family until 1922 when British rule in Ireland ended and it was given to the Irish Free State.
Within the castle you can take a guided tour but you are allowed to wander freely and there are many different attractions to see. One of them is the [link=type:... read more