Malahide Castle

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  • Malahide Castle & North Coast Half-Day Tour from Dublin

    1. Malahide Castle & North Coast Half-Day Tour from Dublin

    Depart Dublin and journey north towards the village of Malahide to take a guided tour of Malahide Castle, built in 1185 by Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied Henry II to Ireland in 1174. Wander the castle grounds that span some 250 acres of original estate parkland, and keep a look out for the ghosts that are said to haunt the castle. See the private gardens of Lord Talbot, recently opened to the public and described by garden lovers as a small botanic haven. Then, pop into some of the local craft shops or relax with a coffee and some pastries.  Next, take a scenic coastal drive through picturesque Malahide and the fishing village of Howth on the peninsula of Howth Head. Wander around the pretty village before making your way to the summit for a spectacular photo opportunity overlooking Dublin Bay.

    Wonderful guide who made the best of the atrocious weather conditions to make our afternoon so enjoyable

  • Dublin: Full-Day Howth and Malahide Castle Tour

    2. Dublin: Full-Day Howth and Malahide Castle Tour

    Start your tour as you depart from Dublin and explore the nearby coast of Dublin Bay, moving through the interior and then the coast. Make a photo stop at the curious Casino Marino for the chance to learn about the use of this little architectural jewel. Take a tour inside Malahide castle and enjoy some free time to explore its gardens at your own pace. This castle was owned by the same family, the Talbot, for 800 years. Hear the ghost stories that are associated with its walls and corridors. It dates from the 11th century and was enlarged and restored at the time of Georgian splendour. En route, marvel at pretty villages like Malahide, parks like St Anne's, and beaches like Portmarnock. Take an optional walk from Howth's Summit cliff to the village to enjoy breath-taking views of Dublin bay and the Wicklow mountains. In the fishermen's harbor of Howth, have the chance to see seals swi...

  • Dublin: 3-Day Self-Drive Tour

    3. Dublin: 3-Day Self-Drive Tour

    Enjoy complete freedom as you explore the city of Dublin and nearby landmarks on a multi-day trip. Benefit from inclusive accommodation, and car hire to travel between sites with ease. Day 1: Arrive at Dublin airport and collect your car, drive to Trim Castle for a tour, then enjoy lunch at The Snailbox Pub Kilmoon (at your own expense). After lunch you'll visit the Neolithic tomb of Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Afterwards, head out to the famous Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of Irish Kings. Drive back to Dublin for check-in at your city center accommodation. In the evening, enjoy an Irish dance show along with a meal. Day 2: Drive out of the city towards Wicklow, passing through the beautiful countryside. Stop to admire the valley of Glendalough, and visit Powerscourt Waterfall. Pass over Wicklow Mountains towards Kilkenny, and enjoy lunch at Matt The Miller Pub and R...

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What people are saying about Malahide Castle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 282 reviews

This was a really nice short trip to do for an afternoon. Malahide castle is so cool and it was nice having a tour guide take us through it. Also, our trip tour guide Eoin was super nice and fun, kept us entertained throughout the ride to and back.

It was excellent from start to finish. The driver was great(Eoin) can't be easy talking continuously for 4 hours. The castle was great, just enough time and lovely little town down the coast.

All fabulous! Perfect organization! Too bad little time to stay at the port, all in all wonderful experience. The guide was a surprise !!!!! Wonderful person is very helpful thanks Eoin !!!!

Malahide Castle was very nice and we had a great tour guide. Our driver was very knowledgeable and able to point out many places and facts on the way.

Wonderful guide who made the best of the atrocious weather conditions to make our afternoon so enjoyable