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Tickets for Malahide Castle & Northern Coastal Tour

Dublin’s finest castle and fishing village

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date.
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4 hours
Starting time
Daily: 09:30 & 14:00, please make sure you arrive 30 minutes before starting time
  • Hop on the tour bus and visit the 12th-century Malahide Castle, a solid piece of Irish history surrounded by 260 acres (1.1 km2) of parkland
  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the northern coast of Dublin - it looks good even when the weather looks terrible
  • Stroll around the beautiful village of Howth and feast your eyes with the fabulous views from its summit

The Irish capital is bigger than you think, make sure you take in what lies beyond Temple Bar and the Guinness Storehouse. This tour takes you from Dublin’s city center to the north of the city, where a haunted castle and a fishing village with a view await you. No messing around with trains, no long walks between venues.

Forget about Dublin Castle - the most authentic medieval fortification in the city is in the village of Malahide. There you’ll find the recently renovated, but still-very-epic-looking, Malahide Castle. Built in the 12th century and held by the Talbot family for over 800 years, this magnificent monument has everything: lush gardens, fine period furniture, bloody history, and not one, not two, but five ghosts! You might want to bring a proton pack.

The award-winning guides at the castle will tell you about the Talbot family, and their connection with the history-making Battle of the Boyne. Make sure to check out the castle’s grounds before getting back to the bus - they’re so expansive that big shots like Eric Clapton and Radiohead have played here.

The next and final stop is Howth, a fishing village turned posh neighborhood. There’s plenty to see and photograph here, but nothing beats a good old game of spot-the-seal at the harbor. The grand finale is the drive to Howth summit, where you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of the whole of Dublin Bay - minus the 30-minute climb. After all, you have some pint-lifting to do back in the city!

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What's included
  • Live guide on the bus and at the castle
  • Admission to the castle
  • Food and drinks
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the desk of the City Sightseeing shop
  • The tour starts daily at 09:30 and 14:00

Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours before your visit date.

City Sightseeing Shop
13,O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin
Key info
Live guide
English only
Additional info

Getting There

Bus: Any bus to the Millennium Spire.

Insider tip

Did the tour around the castle whet your appetite? Fret not, the best fish and chips in town can be found in Howth: Beshoff Bros. Just walk in, choose the kind of fish you’d like and answer the quintessential question: “Salt and vinegar?”

Head of Content
Nov 14, 2018
Friendly staff
Apr 21, 2018
Fantastic driver, told us many stories
Castle was amazing
Must see site in Ireland
Jan 7, 2018
The tour was planned very well, our coach guide Phill was extremely professional and cheerful. I was initially planning to book tickets directly, good sense prevailed and booked it via the tour operator's. The trip for the entire family turned out to be a pleasant and a positive one!!
Aug 5, 2017
Great tour!!
Aug 5, 2017
Jerry was THE BEST!!!!
Aug 4, 2017
It was fun and worth to go and join the tour forsure!
Jul 28, 2017
Very enjoyable. Excellent value.
Jan 10, 2017
Well informed and looked after.
Aug 20, 2018
Erg leerzame tour. Er worden veel feitjes en weetje verteld over Dublin en haar kenmerken. De tour is erg goed geregeld. Communicatie is duidelijk en tickets en de tour van het kasteel worden voor je geregeld. Krap tijdschema is het enige minpuntje, maar maakt het niet minder mooi!
Jul 23, 2018
Très sympa à faire. Un château pas grand certes mais qui regorge plein d'histoires ! Un guide excellent qui mettait une bonne ambiance. La visite des côtes au Nord de Dublin est super ! Ça donne envie de se balader à pied ou à vélo .

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