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Overview

Highlights

  • 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

Description

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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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)

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • 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

Venue

Opening hours

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
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30

How to get there

Malahide Castle
Malahide Demesne, Malahide
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Ratings & reviews

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O
Mar 1, 2020
Good
We had a great time in this place with our family
D
Jan 17, 2020
Excellent
Lovely welcome from the guy on reception @ the Castle @ 1pm on Thursday. Took our wet coats & offered us tea. Melissa was an excellent guide on the 1.30 tour. Engaged a group of foreign students v...
Lovely welcome from the guy on reception @ the Castle @ 1pm on Thursday. Took our wet coats & offered us tea. Melissa was an excellent guide on the 1.30 tour. Engaged a group of foreign students v effectively.
S
Jun 21, 2019
Excellent
Very interesting tour, beautiful gardens and a lovely cafe - really worth visiting

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