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Malahide Castle, Malahide
(4.2/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Home to the same family for nearly eight centuries, Malahide Castle sits just a few minutes north of the capital city, easily accessible by car or public bus. The estate dates back to the 12th century, when Richard Talbot (a knight serving King Henry II) received these lands as part of a royal grant. Talbot's descendants lived here until 1976, expanding and modifying the original structure over the centuries. Take a guided tour to see the interior of the castle, noted for its Talbot family portraits and decorative carvings. The surrounding parkland also contains several popular attractions, including a museum housing a large collection of antique dolls and toys. Add Malahide Castle and other attractions to your Malahide trip itinerary using our Malahide tour planner.
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  • A great tourguide can really bring history back to life. Darleen I think she was called. Absolutely wonderful. 
  • From our point of view a relatively small castle, which was used for housing from the Middle Ages until the last century. It is surrounded by a beautiful large park. Interiors are preserved, as they left the last owners. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • The leadership is not cheap 12 euro P.p., however she is very lovingly performed and the castle is very picturesquely.
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  • Where: Malahide Castle & Gardens - Malahide, Ireland What: A castle and garden near Dublin How was it: This place is great to see during the day and at night. The colors that pop out during fall is quite impressive. There is also a small shop nearby where we purchased some whiskey marmalade. This whole area is nice and so is the main street with the restaurants and shops. We came here twice during our 10 day stay in Ireland. Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 5 Recommend: Yes, if you have time check this place out. It's a great adventure outside of the city.
  • Four out of Five stars because although it was really interesting and informal, there isn't much to see. The tour was very good, the tour guide was amazing at their job they gave us a lot of information about the place and the family. It's worth a visit, you might see a ghost or two. I didn't see one, but I've heard stories, and saw pictures. My favourite part about the tour was seeing all the different rooms and what they were used for, what the family did in them etc. I really recommend going on the tour if you come to Malahide, you will not be disappointed! (P.s, this is coming from a teenager)
  • This is a beautiful place where to spend a day. And if you are lucky enough to find a sunny day, it becomes gorgeous. All well kept, the gardens are so nice, prepare for long, relaxing walks. With just a bit more than a tenner, you will have access to the two gardens and the guided visit to the castle. The tour of the castle takes less than an hour and is very interesting from historical and local costume point of view. Even if you don't want to pay to visit the castle and the gardens you still have things to do around. You can walk in the park, have a nice meal at the restaurant, do some shopping. Malahide village is just 15 minutes walk away.
  • Had a great afternoon at Malahide Castle and Gardens. Very impressed with everything that has been done to this oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. The tour of the interior was professional and informative, the courtyard and facilities are maintained to very high standards. Included in the price of the guided tour is a visit to the Victorian Walled garden, a must see during the summer. There is also a large park around the castle with many different walks of varying lengths. I would highly recommend a visit here, you won't be disappointed. Parking is free.
  • This is a beautiful old castle on the outskirts of Dublin. Very well preserved with beautiful gardens. And it was in the same family for 800 years! It makes for a nice day trip from Dublin. And the little town of Malahide is quite picturesque too.