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Malahide Castle

Malahide, Ireland
+353 1 816 9538
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24-Hour Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus 2 Routes and Malahide Castle Combination Tour
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Malahide Castle & Gardens is a beautiful & historic medievel castle, with a facinating story dating back to the 12th Century. Located on the beautiful north coast of Dublin City Malahide Castle was once owned by the Talbot Family for nearly 800 years and is one of the longest owned castles by one family in the country. Set on 250 acres of stunning parkland, Malahide Castle is also home to one of Ireland’s four botanical walled gardens with 5000 species of plants inculding a wonderful collection from many Southern Hemisphere countries. Guided tours of the castle take place daily from 9.30am all year round. Our friendly and informative guides bring to life the story of the Talbot family during the 45 minute tour through the main reception rooms & bedrooms. The modern & bright visitor centre is home to the garden exhibition area and gives access to the Talbot Botanical Walled Garden. Avoca Cafe & retail is located in the visitor centre and is a treasure trove of wonderful gifts.
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Malahide, Ireland
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"talbot family"
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"avoca cafe"
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"walled garden"
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"dart train"
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"guided tour"
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"great playground"
in 14 reviews
"botanical gardens"
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"day trip"
in 53 reviews
"gift shop"
in 45 reviews
"dublin airport"
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"worth a visit"
in 48 reviews
"interesting history"
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"sunny day"
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"walk around"
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"great tour"
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"talbots"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very nice tour of this lovely castle. We used the Dublin Rapid Transit for our trip there and easily walked the short distance to the castle. Lovely interior with a unique history involving an interesting person from Irish history, Grace O'Malley

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Superb park, picnin area near lovely children's play area. Excellent shop and restaurant. Great place to spend a day.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour was excellent with the tour guide being quite knowledgeable, we got to see most of the main rooms and even some original furnishings. The grounds were kept well and the cafe inside was quite a surprise, definitely stop in for lunch or a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful castle and grounds which gives the rich history of the Talbot family. Great docent gave us a lively and interactive tour. Take the time to walk the gardens.

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visit Malahide Castle in May/June and you will be rewarded with the sight of a beautiful Paulownia tree in full blue blossom at the entrance to the castle ! Built in 1175, Malahide Castle was the home of the Talbot family for 800 years until...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This castle tour was lovely. It is a guided tour but you still see a fair bit of the castle. It is refurnished in historical furnishings and is quite authentic. The guide tells great stories in each room and gives ample time to look around....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I took the half day Malahide Castle and Howth Tour. The tour guide (Jerry) from City Sightseeing on O’Connelll was extremely informative and most entertaining. He highlighted some much interesting history on the trip to to the castle, through Malahideand then through...More

Thank Vicky P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting tour. Our driver,was very interesting and informative. The castle had great guided tours with lots of info. After the castle we went to the fishing town of Howth. Very disappointing. It looked like any seafaring town in the states. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Malahide castle is the place to visit especially during warm summer days. You have the option of walking around in the shade of the woods, sit on the grass, soaking up the sun or reading a book under the shade of a tree. If hungry...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very picturesque grounds and castle, lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon with the family, but, at the end of the day, it’s just another castle,

Thank Patricia D
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Response from Mila B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, we didn’t buy a ticket for the castle, just for gardens, so one side of the castle you will definitely see, and the inner side (and more impressive views as to me) from the gardens you won’t, but it’s still... More
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly access to the garden and green house was included in the 12,50 for an adult and they also had family tickets. There is a larger park around the castle which is accessible without charge. I don't know... More
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