Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Dalkey

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Transport yourself through time when you visit Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, a castle and cultural center offering experiences like a live theater performance with costumed actors. Climb the battlements to overlook the sea and mountains. This castle serves as an entrance to the heritage center, where your blast into the past continues. Follow the interactive timeline as it takes you through early Christian, Viking, medieval, and Victorian times to the present day. If your schedule allows, check out St. Begnet's church and graveyard just outside, too. This seaside harbor has been home to many celebrities and writers, including Bono and Jane Emily Herbert. Arrange your visit to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dalkey using our Dalkey trip planning site .
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  • suitable for all age group, excellent value, just the right length of time, entertaining, engaging, well worth a trip  more »
  • Period actors give the tour of the castle and grounds. They are very enthusiastic with a good sense of humor. They have a lot of good information to share. It's always nice attend these type of displa...  more »
  • Whilst visiting family in Dun Laoghaire, with my mother and husband, we spent a morning in Dalkey. This was somewhere I had always wanted to visit as it is where my granddad was born. We decided to go...  more »
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  • Simply AMAZING!!!! Culture, history, entertainment and fun in one place. It’s a MUST. Thanks, Tereza for being a great guide. Thanks to all the excellent costumed actors who made us feel the experience even more realistic and fun!
  • Very interesting place to visit i would recommend it to everyone to drop in staff are very helpful and the shows that are put on is out of this world.
  • I arrived at the posted time for this attraction to be open. 2 minutes later, an employee/worker comes out the front door and locks it. I had to ask if the Castle will be open, then she turned to me and say well if you're here tomorrow it'll be open. Mind you, I am a tourist from the United States of America so my time was limited.
  • Live close by and knew nothing about this most interesting castle , very informative guide. Will return, a great place to bring your visitors and then have a coffee or lunch in the beautiful village.
  • I highly recommend to visit this castle! The visit is very entertaining and you can also go in top of the castle. The staff is very welcoming too.
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