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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. Add Malahide Castle and other attractions to your Malahide trip itinerary using our Malahide tour planner.
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  • A big Thank You to The staff who resolved my previous problem with my Jumper which I left in the hotel room..I paid for the postage which was acceptable &now have it returned  more »
  • This castle is well-preserved and beautifully presented. It is full of antique furniture and furnishings, which allows you to understand the life of grandeur the occupants once enjoyed. The artworks c...  more »
  • We had a problem, because we had audio guides in portuguese which was great, but at the same time there was a group with a guide explaining everything in english and it was quite confusing. At first t...  more »
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  • Really nice place. Great little tour and walking through the gardens was really nice. However it looked like it could need a bit more funding as the gardens were a bit messy. Perhaps also a few more signs to tell stories about the gardens and the houses if there is any? There must be. It would be a great feature to have more story along the way.
  • We had a wonderful time. The guided tour was well worth it. Knowledgeable, dedicated tour guides do a great job of summarizing the castle's 800+ year history. Only about 20 minutes north of Dublin airport, the castle and gardens are a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Several well-kept greenhouses and a butterfly habitat make for a relaxing tour of the castle grounds.
  • Loved the drive out with the Hop On Hop Off Red bus City Site Seeing, sit up top for the view. The guided tour through is fun and the guide shared a lot of the history with us. This castle is stunning.
  • Customer service was very bad. The parking lot was closing at 2pm because of a concert but no one told us when we bought our tickets so we took our time and we couldn't visit everything, especially the walled garden. The lady at the counter wasn't agreeable at all when we asked to be able to come another day with our tickets. The castle and grounds are nice though, even though the tour guide spoke very quickly.
  • We recently visited the Malahide Castle with few of our friends. The grounds at the Malahide Castle are vast and very beautiful. After some deliberation we decided to take a guided tour of the Castle for a fee. We first went to Botanical Garden and got confused finding way to Castle. Later discovered through map that you have to return to the Central building (where we bought tickets) and go on the other side for Castle entrance. There is a lot of history in the Castle and the staff has done a great job of preserving each room and the guide explains it beautifully. However the Castle itself was quite small from the other castles we have seen. Once through with the Castle tour we came back to Central Building to visit the shops and cafe. Stayed for some more time on the grounds. It was an overall good experience...

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