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Malahide Castle, Malahide

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Located in a magnificent park is a well preserved/restored Castle. Inside there are rooms of different periods that reflect the evolution of their use. The guided visit lasts about one hour and although the guide is very good, can ignore it the most beautiful is the outside and walk through the Park
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  • The beautiful castle, easy to get to with the dash, commuter train, have audioguide in Spanish, highly recommended, in the visitor centre there is a café and shop, very nice to eat, not so beautiful greenhouses and gardens rose garden barely had a few, by the others I loved the excursion
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  • There's not much I can say about the castle that hasn't been mentioned except it's a must see and do if you're in the area. There is something here for everyone from families, couples or friends. The ...  read more »
  • Lovely place to visit especially if you have little kids. The castle it's gardens and sorroundings are wonderful. Recommend it for a weekend visit especially if the sun is out.
  • I love this place. The castle is beautiful and park around too. I recommend also the guided tour if you are interesting into romantic or medieval story.
  • Wonderful Park and Castle and the new eating establishment offer very good artisan food to eat in or take out. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended.
  • Enjoyed my afternoon at Malahide when wondering around the grounds and the castle was interesting but I am more of a ramparts and battle enthusiast, so the family story and how they decorated the rooms, which is what the tour consists of, didn't interest me all that much. The botanical gardens were also underwhelming, it is the west Lawn that offers the best views of the castle and enjoyable walks, so I suggest making the most of the wedge Lawn.
  • Lovely day out. Castle tour a must. Food expensive though. Grounds great for kids.
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