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Located along the beautiful North Dublin coast and close to the picturesque seaside village of Malahide, Malahide Castle was owned by the Talbot family for nearly 800 years. The castle is furnished with beautiful period furniture and an extensive collection from the National Gallery of Ireland.
Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides tell the fascinating story of the Talbot family and their time at Malahide Castle, exploring the main reception rooms and bedrooms throughout the castle.
A walk around the ornamental gardens adjoining the castle is a ‘must’. The West Lawn covers an area of 22 acres and the Walled Garden behind the Visitor Centre covers approximately 4 acres. Both were largely created by Lord Milo Talbot, the last Lord Talbot to reside at Malahide Castle.
The gardens are best described as a small botanical garden, with in excess of 5,000 different species brought from all around the world. In addition to the abundance of flora, the ‘Garden Exhibition’ presents fascinating stories about Milo and his glorious gardens.
- A tour of the 12th century castle containing period furniture & items from the National Gallery
- The Castle History Museum, located in the vaulted ground floor of the Castle
- The Botanic Garden Interpretive Centre, located by the Castle Courtyard
- The Secret Walled Garden & the 22 acre West Lawn Gardens
Open Year Round
Daily 09:30 - 17:30
Closed: December 24 to 26
Last admission: last tour leaves at 16:30 (or at 15:30 November to March)
Approx. visit duration: 45 minutes per tour & additional time to explore
Senior (aged 65+): €7.50
Student (with valid ID): €8.00
Child (aged 5-17): €6.00
Child (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): €26.00
Family (2 adults & 4 children): €30.00
Family (2 adults & 5-6 children): €32.00
Other Useful Information
Guided tours available in English. Leaflets available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. Audio-guides in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Avoca Cafe is located in the Visitor Centre and serves seasonal fresh dishes and freshly made cakes. Take-out, deli and bakery options.
Gift shop selling a wide range of gifts and souvenirs.
Free car and coach parking on-site.
Partially wheelchair accessible (the only area that isn't accessible is the top floor of the Castle where the bedrooms are located).
Group rates available (minimum numbers required). Pre-booking required.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
- Fingal Dublin Business Excellence & Corporate Responsibility Awards 2015 & 2014 Winner: Customer Service Excellence Award
- Green Flag Award 2015
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
- CIE Tours International Award 2015
- ‘Malahide Has It’ Award 2014
Located just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport & 13km from Dublin city centre.
Irish rail operates a train and a DART service between Dublin and Malahide (it's approx 30 minute journey time and services are frequent).
Several bus tour companies run tours to Malahide from Dublin city centre.
Best Ticket Prices
We recommend you buy 'Best Value' Tickets from TopAttractionsIreland.com our partner website.
Tickets valid for 365 days from purchase
No Booking Fees
and special rates for seniors, students, kids & families.
If you have a group enquiry for 10 or more people, you can contact us here.