Tickets for Malahide Castle & Gardens

Magical gardens and medieval history in one of Ireland's coolest castles

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What's included
Entrance to Malahide Castle & Gardens
Interactive audio sets in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian
45-minute guided tour in English (optional)
Admission to the Fairy Trail
Entrance to the Butterfly House
Entrance to the Newbridge House & Farm (if selected)
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • For reduced tickets, please bring a valid ID/student ID
  • Don’t forget to pick up a booklet for the Fairy Trail at the Visitor Centre before you start the Trail
  • If you select the Malahide + Newbridge combo ticket, you can visit either venue first. You'll be given a voucher for the other venue at the admission desk of the first venue, and you can then visit the other venue within the next 30 days. Tours are subject to availability; we suggest arriving at least 2 hours before the last tour departs
Changing or cancelling your ticket
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  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Opening hours
Today:  09:30 - 17:30
Tomorrow:  09:30 - 17:30
Thursday:  09:30 - 17:30
Friday:  09:30 - 17:30
Saturday:  09:30 - 17:30
Sunday:  09:30 - 17:30
Monday:  09:30 - 17:30
  • Learn about the Talbot family, who lived in the castle for 800 years and were a huge influence on history and some of Ireland's major events
  • Take a free castle tour and see some incredible paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland
  • Take a walk in 22 acres of gardens and woodland for interactive exhibitions, and don't miss the kid-friendly fairy trail

The oldest parts of Malahide Castle date back to the 12th century. That's way before the Talbot family (who lived there for 800 years) were able to enjoy a Guinness in the gorgeous gardens! Take yourself on a trip through time (and their lives) with a free tour - and stroll through acres of woodland.

Meander through a wealth of amazing medieval Irish history, and the lives of the Talbots - one of Ireland's most prominent families - at Malahide Castle & Gardens.

Find out how they stuck their fingers into all sorts of pies when it came to Ireland's key events. Then head to the beautiful gardens - once used for growing the castle's fruit and vegetables. Meander through acres of woodland and make your way to the fairy trail - the kids will love that.

The free castle tour is well worth it for more fun facts on the lives of the Talbots. See beautiful period furniture, paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland, the reception rooms and the Great Hall, and imagine their lives amongst such luxury!

A fascinating family day out from Dublin.

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Malahide Castle
Malahide Demesne, Dublin
Key info
Live guide
Audio guide
German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Ratings & reviews
Jun 21, 2019
Very interesting tour, beautiful gardens and a lovely cafe - really worth visiting
Jun 12, 2019
The castle garden is very nice and the botanical garden with the butterfly house! Fairytale location. There is a lot of walking to the public transport. If something could be improved, I would suggest it.
May 6, 2019
A great place for a day out. Many interesting places to explore and great activities for children.

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