Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library
Please note that opening times of the below sights and attractions may vary. For the most up-to-date information regarding re-opening dates, opening times and ticket prices, please refer to the websites of the individual attractions.
Dublin Castle is located in the heart of Dublin on Dame Street, easily accessible by public transport or walking from the hotel. One of the most important buildings in Irish history, the castle was originally built as a medieval fortress the building was damaged badly by fire in 1684. Following the fire, the castle was rebuilt and transformed into a Georgian palace, this is the building that you visit today.
Today you can visit the state apartments, the Viking excavation and the chapel royal as well as enjoying a stroll around the grounds of the castle. To visit these areas of the castle you must take a guided tour which last 60 minutes, however you can access the state apartment and exhibitions on a self-guided tour.
There are also a number of exhibitions that take place throughout the year at the castle with a range of artefacts being put on display.
Location: Dame St, Dublin 2
T: 01 645 8800
Chester Beatty Library
The Chester Beatty Library is a bit of a hidden gem in Dublin. Tucked away behind Dublin Castle the Library is home to manuscripts, rare books and other treasures from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. Take your time through this wonderful museum where you will see a host of rare artefacts, art and learn about traditions from other countries. The museum also showcases the culturally diverse communities in Ireland.
This wonderful library spreads over two floors and has a Japanese roof top garden, so you can spend some time relaxing after visiting the library.
The Library is easily accessible by public transport or a 30-minute walk where you can enjoy a stroll through the city taking in the sites.
Location: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
T: 01 407 0750
Click below to book your stay at the Spencer Hotel.