Even More Castles

Aug. 22, 2014

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By Chip Fontanazza and Abby Hosey

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – Dublin Castle is one of the most historic and well-known buildings in all of Ireland. The structure is more than 800 years old and construction of the castle was fully completed in 1230. A plan to build Dublin Castle was put into place in 1169 after the Norman invasion of Ireland. King John of England ordered that a castle needed to be built to protect the city, administer justice and defend the king’s treasure.

Today, Dublin Castle looks different than it did when it was originally constructed. In 1684, the castle sustained severe fire damage which destroyed many of its towers. Only one tower remains and the structure went from looking like a medieval fortress to a Georgian Palace. Today, the castle is mainly a tourist attraction and is also used as a conference center.

For a more in-depth look at the history of Dublin Castle and what it looks like today, check out the video above.



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