Malahide Castle, Malahide

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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. For Malahide Castle and beyond, use our Malahide itinerary maker app to get the most from your Malahide vacation.
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  • Had a great tour of the castle. The guide was excellent and we really enjoyed seeing all the rooms and hearing the fascinating history . The grounds and garden are lovely too 
    Had a great tour of the castle. The guide was excellent and we really enjoyed seeing all the rooms and hearing the fascinating history . The grounds and garden are lovely too  more »
  • Today we went to this beautiful castle and its exquisite gardens, which held a variety of plants and were bigger than i thought they would be! However, the highlight of our experience was definitely.....  more
    Today we went to this beautiful castle and its exquisite gardens, which held a variety of plants and were bigger than i thought they would be! However, the highlight of our experience was definitely.....  more »
  • My husband is a wheelchair user, but he was still able to experience most of the castle. The elevator allowed him to see the first two floors; he just couldn't see a few bedrooms on the third floor... 
    My husband is a wheelchair user, but he was still able to experience most of the castle. The elevator allowed him to see the first two floors; he just couldn't see a few bedrooms on the third floor...  more »
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  • The castle and grounds are beautiful and we very much enjoyed our tour. The staff is amazing. I messaged about concert parking and got a helpful response and, even better, Julie-Ann remembered my question and sent me a link to parking reservations over a week later. I was impressed she remembered! If you do attend a concert, the venue is so great. It's spacious with plenty of vendors, restrooms, and water stations. We'd definitely attend another event here if we're ever back in Dublin.
  • It is a lovely area to visit even if you don't get tickets to go into the castle and gardens. You can come for a casual weekend walk as well. The castle is lovely, a little small compared to what I expected. The tour guide we had, Martin (sorry if I got the name wrong) he, was amazing. He told us all about the ghost stories, and his tour was entertaining as much as it was educating. Also ticket pricing; Adult €14.00 Child €6.50 Senior/Student €9.00
  • Beautiful spacious park with a central castle, a small abbey, different grave yards and garden houses. The park is well maintained with loads of beautiful flowers, there is a touristic train which can drive you around or you can walk (~60-120 minutes depending on how much you like to see). Make sure to end your day by going to Malahide center itself to have some food and drinks. The park is also beautiful during the evening with multiple lights in the trees giving it a dreamy and fairytale kind of look. Always loved a visit to Malahide and would definitely recommend!
  • It is such a nice place accessible to the public, if you want to spend 8€ you have access to the gardens which are lovely and educational. It is family friendly with lots of space for children to explore and run around. The cafe and shop offer ample seating and delicious food/ beverages. Toilets are clean. Staff is very friendly! Highly recommend it
  • The lovely atmosphere place, easy to travel from Dublin centre. A small Castle, one of rare you can see inside. Beautiful gardens and great cafe for coffee/ tea or food, healthy and delicious. The village Skerries is great for a walk near the sea. All pleasures concentrated in one location.

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