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Malahide Castle

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Malahide, Ireland
+353 1 816 9538
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Malahide Castle & Gardens is a beautiful & historic medievel castle, with a facinating story dating back to the 12th Century. Located on the beautiful north coast of Dublin City Malahide Castle was once owned by the Talbot Family for nearly 800 years and is one of the longest owned castles by one family in the country. Set on 250 acres of stunning parkland, Malahide Castle is also home to one of Ireland’s four botanical walled gardens with 5000 species of plants inculding a wonderful collection from many Southern Hemisphere countries. Guided tours of the castle take place daily from 9.30am all year round. Our friendly and informative guides bring to life the story of the Talbot family during the 45 minute tour through the main reception rooms & bedrooms. The modern & bright visitor centre is home to the garden exhibition area and gives access to the Talbot Botanical Walled Garden. Avoca Cafe & retail is located in the visitor centre and is a treasure trove of wonderful gifts.
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Malahide, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Day out organised by U3A group, beautiful sunny day wonderful location, took castle tour by excellent guide named Bronwyn who captured the ethos of guide, she was fun informative held her audience during the whole 45 mins. Lunch afterwards in The Avoca was decilious, try...More

Thank Geraldine M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully informative and satisfying. Gardens were extraordinary. Beautiful flowers. 45 minutes for the tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just outside town easy reachable with public transportation! Very nice castle, gardens and green beautiful park to chill in a nice sunny day !

Thank Chiara M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this tour was a great one to take. the hostess that led the tour was very knowledgeable about the history of the castle and was very sweet with patience with letting everyone capture the "perfect" picture they were out to catch for memories sake. be...More

Thank Lorrissa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting tour, beautiful castle with great stories from our guide. Since it was a rainy day we didn't tour the castle grounds. but the castle was worth the price of admission.

Thank Germaine R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on this tour via a sight seeing hop on and off bus tour from Dublin. The castle was not as "grand" as other castles we have seen in Romania and Munich, but had amazing and priceless architecture and furnishings. Our guide was what...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Malahide Castle and the surrounding gardens are beautiful. It is fairly busy on weekends and holidays. I would recommend going on the tour of the castle.

Thank Fiona O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my favorite castle in Ireland! It was absolutely beautiful! I wish I remembered our tour guides name. He was incredible! He was so incredibly knowledgeable and he even acted in some of the rooms and it was awesome! I could have listened to...More

2  Thank Brittany G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought our tickets ahead, and a good thing. The tours were booked solid. With snowy weather our tour was delayed, but that gave us more time to visit the display area prior to walking around the interior. Tour guides were friendly and informative even...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Malahide Castle is dainty in size but is offers lots of history. It sits on very large gardens and green spaces & we loved the way the rooms were decorated with the artworks and furniture. In particular, the bedrooms were laid out similar to the...More

Thank Leanne J
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Lita G
6 April 2018|
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Response from 65NicO65 | Reviewed this property |
I booked by phone and did not have to show ticket. So I would agree with Eamonn
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Clare D
18 July 2017|
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Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly access to the garden and green house was included in the 12,50 for an adult and they also had family tickets. There is a larger park around the castle which is accessible without charge. I don't know... More
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Lily D
13 April 2017|
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Response from Joni H | Reviewed this property |
Adults are 12.50 euro, kids are 6.50 euro, students are 9 euro and seniors are 8 euro. They also have family ticket packages for 30 euro.
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