Malahide Castle, Malahide

4.5
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • We didn't go inside Castle, but outside it was lovely, the sunshine helped, place was buzzing with people  more »
  • Went to Malahide Castle today with my daughters and their children. We had a picnic in the grounds and the children enjoyed the fabulous playground there  more »
  • Love Malahide Castle, plenty to do to keep everyone happy, great spot well worth a visit. From lovely walks to shopping, golf , tennis, tours , playground something for everyone.  more »
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  • Have spent years going to Malahide Castle for various things. Has kids playground, forest walk, massive green areas, few historic sites (including at entrance) and lots of sports fields. Great place to go with family for picnic or just to ramble around and walk. There is genuinely always something to do here
  • A great day out! the castle tour is informative and the gardens are really amazing with many beautiful plants to see I would highly recommend the butterfly house as it's fantastic to see some of the most incredible butterflies from around the world
  • Great place to visit, even in a fairly rainy day. Beautiful grounds and interesting tourist attractions on site. Castle itself is stunning. Lots of parking and Very accessible for the baby buggy too and the restaurant staff were very accommodating finding us a comfortable and quiet space to sit. Would recommend.
  • Beautiful castle, gardens and grounds. For something that is 800 years old, it was a majestic and awe inspiring. And the history attached...WOW! Our guide was very informative to the point you wondered if she lived there once upon a time....Hmmmm!
  • Lovely place to spend the day. Visiting the walled garden and butterfly house is a particular favourite and very reasonably priced. Castle grounds are beautiful and the back lawn is a great place to enjoy summer concerts. Love walking the wooded trails with the fairy lights. One of our favourite places in town.

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