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Malahide Castle

Back Road, Malahide, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Malahide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles
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Loves Park, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful place and we had a splendid time. I really hope we are able to come back and visit again. The history was very interesting and the relics inside were very well maintained. A must visit as it is so close to Dublin!

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Sun City West, Arizona
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184 reviews 184 reviews
91 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

There is an admission charge to go in on a scheduled tour. But you don't have to pay if you only want to walk around and take some photos. We walked from the Malahide Grand Hotel and it was only 15-20 minutes. There is a nice area for restrooms and souvenirs and, of course, to sign up/pay for a tour.... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the brief tour of the castle! Learned some history, loved walking the walled gardens outside, the gift shop was enjoyed, the peacock strolling the grounds and gift shop was entertaining! We spent about 2-2.5 hours here and am glad we did! There are a couple areas within the castle that are only stairs, no lift. Very worthwhile afternoon!

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87 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Malahide Castle is very well kept and most of the furnishings were from the time the castle was in use. One could see how a great castle was built and all of its amenities. We found the tour guide very knowledgeable.

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Open space for children- Castle itself. Restaurant very good as was the shop. Very nice drive from Portmarnock to the Castle.

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Ibiza Town, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

great grounds and avoca food hall is brilliant we loved it here great kids playfround and the castle itself has a wealth of history. The Tee rooms have the best scones in ireland

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Stavanger, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had booked a tour of the castle online, but we got to the castle earlier than we had planned. Went to the ticket Office, and they changed our tour to an earlier one. Our tour guide, Darina, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She told us lots about the history of the castle, and she answered all the questions. We... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Malahide Castle was first built in the 12th century and was added to over the centuries, with the towers being added in the 1760’s. The Talbot family occupied the castle for almost 800 years, leaving it in 1975, when it was sold to the Irish State. It is very accessible from Dublin city centre (25 minutes by DART train). It... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had bought an online discount voucher for a trip to Malahide Castle & Gardens. We had lunch at Avoca which was manic - so poorly managed in comparison to all the other Avoca cafe's. There was far less choice and the staff were not friendly. We presented ourselves with our voucher to the desk at 2.15 and were told... More

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pr ed county
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Enjoyed our visit very much. Only a couple parts of the castle are period, but enjoyed the tour non-the-less. Our tour guide was a bit dour. The gardens were very nice and some of the trees were Enormous. We REALLY liked the Avoca gift shop. I'd go back just shop there again!

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