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Malahide Castle

Back Road, Malahide, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Malahide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles
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South Orange, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The demesne is beautiful. We were there on a gorgeous, sunny day. I only wish there were more rooms to explore. It's amazing that the property stayed in the same family for over 800 years. It's was a little odd to have a guide who was another EU country giving the tour.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The castle itself is not an impressive place but the whole estate is worth visiting. It has an expansive garden estate around it and beautiful. There is a bit of haunting history associated with with the castle. Guided tour of the castle is a better as it helps to get you acquainted quick. Its easy to get there via DART... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

i was at malahide castle for wonderfest festival 2014 and i had a amazing time at the festival and i enjoyed camping for the three days of the festival and i visited malahide castle and took a lovely walk around the grounds of the castle. it's a great day out

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very nice spot for families, you could easily spend the whole day here (weather permitting). Very nice playground suitable for all ages, zip wires, big climbing ropes, huge slides, sand pits, etc. We didn't do the guided tour but im told it's definitely worthwhile, the castle and gardens are immaculately preened and very clean, the visitors centre and information desk... More

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Longwood, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great afternoon. The tour of the castle was wonderful and the visit to Howth was unique. Our guide, Eoin was very informative and entertaining.

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Dunsborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A fabulous walk through the gardens to see the castle, great support facilities and an Avoca Café too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The castle, though small, is full of character and history. The tour guide was very enthusiastic which engaged the group and entertained us all. The gardens were stunning and beautifully maintained.

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Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are travelling on a budget, think again. Everything has to be paid for: Castle visit: guided tours only. Prepare to leave the back-packs, because they could "scratch the furniture". Enclosed garden: guided tours only. The old Abbey with two Sheela-na-gigs (used to ward off evil): no access. West Lawn: yep, pay to get in... I guess it must... More

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Northen Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The castle is very accessible from Malahide town centre. The castle is mixture of old and new. The old upstairs, new displays, projections etc downstairs and new spiral staircases etc. It is not a very large building but still worth a visit. Our guide was very good and tried to make the tour enjoyable and informative for everyone. The grounds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited in the rain, but still enjoyed walking around the lovely grounds and gardens. We also had a tour of the castle- also good so you can make the most of your visit. There was a nice well stocked shopping area and cafeteria at the entrance.

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