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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  • Tour was very interesting and the guides were dressed in period costume which added to the enjoyment! The lady of the castle was very informative and her colourful talk had everyone laughing and cring...  more »
  • We visited Dalkey Castle last week and weren't expecting the lovely tour that we got! We got a vivid insight in how life was back in the medieval ages and learned lots about the castle's history. Staf...  more »
  • We visited Dalkey on a day trip. This place was a little touristy, didn't feel authentic. Went to another castle later in the trip and got the vibe we wanted.  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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