Casino Marino

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Inside the entrance hall at Casino Marino.
Casino Marino exterior.
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What you'll do

Step inside an 18th-century architectural marvel on this guided tour of the splendid Casino Marino.

Enjoy a guided tour of Casino Marino with Go City® 

  • Your pass includes a guided visit to Dublin’s historic Casino Marino.
  • Just pitch up at reception with your pass and you’re good to go.
  • Your Dublin pass includes stacks more top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price. 

About this experience 

Don’t be fooled by Casino Marino’s compact exterior; it’s just the first of many tricks this 18th-century pleasure house has up its sleeve. In fact, this Tardis-like building conceals a mind-boggling 16 rooms across three floors, including kitchens, servants’ rooms and a state bedroom.

Designed by William Chambers for James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, in the mid-18th Century, Casino Marino is a gem of neo-classical architecture. There’s a chance to admire the building’s decorative stonework, soaring columns and stone lions before stepping into the entrance hall with its polished wooden floors, grand marble fireplace and imposing portrait of Caulfeild. 

Each of the rooms around the house is decorated in a similarly elegant style. You’ll visit the State Bedroom with its Greek columns and gilded cornicing, the Blue Salon with its beautiful inlaid marquetry floor, and the Zodiac Room, which features astrological symbols around the base of its extraordinary domed ceiling.

The casino is set in beautiful grounds with a lake, which pass holders can explore at leisure before or after the tour.

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  • Customers save money on sightseeing with our pass vs. buying regular walk-up tickets.
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  • No need to worry about buying tickets on the day, this guided tour of Casino Marino is included with your pass.

Casino Marino highlights

A neo-classical masterpiece – once the pleasure house of James Caulfeild, the 1st Earl of Charlemont, Casino Marino is one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in Europe; this guided tour unlocks its rich history.

Blue Salon – admire the inlaid marquetry floor depicting the Star of David, and stucco ceiling decorations in this blue-hued lounge room.

Zodiac Room – the domed ceiling in this room represents the sky and has astrological symbols modeled around its base.

Casino grounds – stroll the pleasant grounds and admire the Casino’s exterior from several vantage points.

Casino Marino facts

  • The casino was designed for James Caulfeild by his friend, the Scottish architect William Chambers, and completed in 1775.
  • There are 16 rooms across Casino Marino’s three floors – pretty impressive given it measures just 50 square feet to its outer columns.
  • A tunnel once connected Casino Marino to its larger sibling Marino House, which was demolished in 1920.
  • Four of the building's columns are hollow to allow rainwater to drain from the roof, and the chimney pots are Roman funerary urns.

Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Dublin. Your pass includes the Casino Marino tour, plus admission to dozens more top Dublin attractions.

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Know before you go

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Getting in

Just show your pass at the reception desk for entry.

Casino Marino FAQs 

How long is the tour? The guided tour lasts around an hour.

How do I get there? Casino Marino is around three miles from Dublin city center. Buses serve the area from Connolly Station. The nearest stop to the Casino is Nazareth House. The DART stop at Clontarf is a mile from the casino. There are bike racks and parking facilities on site.

For more information, visit the Casino Marino website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily (March-October): tours commence at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM and 4PM. 

The parkland around Casino Marino is open from 7AM-6.45PM.

Closings & holidays

Closed between November and February.

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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