Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
11:00 - 17:30
Sunday
11:00 - 17:30
About
Travel south along the coast to the heritage town of Dalkey, 30 minutes from Dublin city. At Dalkey Castle, Living History actors bring the ancient history to colourful life with archery, barber surgery and cookery, as part of every guided tour. Climb to the battlements for magnificent views of sea and mountains. Check out the Writers’ Gallery which features the work of 45 creative artists from Joyce to Bono and Beckett to Maeve Binchy. Tours every 90 minutes.
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FDoris
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Highly Entertaining and engaging tour. A must-see
Jul 2021
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre put on a magnificent show. We were a group of 5 adults and two kids; each one of us enjoyed the tour immensely. The guides were brilliant, warm, welcoming and inclusive of the little ones while explaining the history and context of the castle really well. We especially enjoyed the living history when the actors entertained us with tales of life in the Middle Ages. The Archer had us in stitches as he explained how the Castle was defended and explained where some of the phrases we use today came from. Our cook managed to secure a goose for our dinner that had conveniently 'fallen off the back of a cart' and made us truly grateful that we were living in the 21st century where hygiene and table manners have improved. We had a demonstration of coin-making and the kids were invited to have a go! Lastly the Barber Surgeon told of the gruesome practices that passed for medicine way back when.
Hats off to Dalkey Castle for a superb tour especially in these times of Plague. Indeed, the Covid Plague was mentioned apropos dire times endured in the heyday of Dalkey Castle.
I recommend this visit for anyone and all ages.
Written 2 August 2021
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Pat S
1 contribution
Excellent
Jul 2021 • Couples
We both had the opportunity to visit yesterday Friday at 1.30pm .It was worth every euro.Very professional guides and the servants who served us were excellent.In fact we may offer one of them a job.If your looking for day out with both adults and children Dalkey and more importantly its castle and heritage centre should be on your list.

Lord Pat and Lady Pauline
Written 24 July 2021
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ginoandgina8
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jul 2021 • Family
What a fabulous exciting tour, learnt so much and the reenactment was such a bonus. Tour guides and staff so welcoming and full of knowledge. Highly recommend.🏰👍
Written 16 July 2021
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Hello Mary, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience and thank you for the recommendation.
Written 21 July 2021
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Jelena H
Dalkey, Ireland16 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2020 • Couples
Its a unique place to discover history of Dalkey & the Castle itself, very kind staff, great show. Thank you!
Written 30 January 2021
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Rusmir
Dublin, Ireland173 contributions
Amazing guided tour
Aug 2020 • Couples
Visited this beautiful place in May 2019, and had fab time there. Talented actors are making great show around while explaining life and culture of old Dalkey castle. Tour lasts for some 45 mins, and it's great for family visits, couples and for solo visits too. Near castle you'll find cheap parking and a plenty of nice restaurants and beer gardens. Wonderful!
Written 10 October 2020
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JenBrian1
20 contributions
Realły great tour!
Sep 2020 • Family
We decided to do this as we have lived in the area for so long but had never been in. The tour was really good. It took about an hour in total. The tour guide was knowledgeable and the actors were just brilliant. Our kids aged 15 and 12 thought it was very good. We were very impressed and learned a lot. We wore our masks and the Covid precautions were good and didn’t interfere with our enjoyment of the tour.
Written 5 September 2020
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Thank you very much for the review. We are delighted that you all enjoyed it so much. It is also great to hear that our Covid precautions didn't impact on your experience.
Written 7 September 2020
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Emma O
1 contribution
We will be back!
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a lovely trip to Dalkey Castle yesterday, with our three boys aged 9,6 and 3. I've often walked past but was never in before. It's definitely worth visiting!

Minota, our tour guide, was lovely - very knowledgeable about the castle and its history, and very engaging in her delivery. We especially enjoyed her coin minting demonstration!

The live actor tour was such fun, and horrible histories fans would love it! It really brought the castle to life.

We had good weather and the views from the top of the castle views from top were spectacular....and from there you could actually see how communication with the signalling tower on Killiney would work...

Unfortunately due to covid we couldnt view the models and information in the visitor centre.... But we will be back!! Thanks to all involved!
Written 22 August 2020
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Shahrzad Hashemi
Tehran, Iran63 contributions
Great tour
Aug 2020 • Solo
I loved everything about this tour.
The tour guide was very informative, actors were really good and made the experience very fun!
Written 9 August 2020
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Judy H
1 contribution
Full of Surprises
Aug 2020
very enjoyable tour, lots of information and fun too. the actors were very entertaining. tour last 1 hour.
Written 7 August 2020
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Maria Magdalena W
1 contribution
Excellent
Aug 2020 • Family
The actors are very good great for the kids.we also liked seeing all the little props. There was also social distance ING and other anti Corona measures but you do have to book
Written 1 August 2020
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  • Mon - Mon 10:00 - 17:30
  • Wed - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:30
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