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Malahide Castle

Address: Back Road, Malahide, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-8169538
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Dublin Bay and Malahide Castle Half-Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Malahide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Recently re-open, this historic landmark on Dublin’s north coast it's easy to get buy bus or Dart. There are Tour guides inside the castle about the history of the Talbot Family and the facinating legacy they have left behind. The gardens are incredible. The Lord Milo Talbot's Walled Garden, with over 5000 species of plants including exotic specimens transported by... More 

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53 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Close in castle visit. Easy walk from Malahide. Definitely Go here if you are in the area. I liked the history.

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County Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A big thank you to all the staff at Malahide castle for such a wonderful experience of visiting Santa today. Highly recommend for families next year & book early. It was a great experience for my 4 year old & the presents that Santa gave to all the children were excellent. You got a short tour around the castle with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The gardens were lovely despite the fact that it was almost winter time during our visit. Getting out to Malahide is fairly simple if you're using Dart, so be sure to ask around for directions if you're unsure. Guided tours are required, but the guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. Only a portion of the castle is open for public... More 

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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been to Malahide Castle many times and it is interesting.Tour guides are good too but depends on who you get.Staff in Cafe could be friendlier..a kind word never hurt anyone.Value for money is ok

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Draperstown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I did the castle tour.It was very interesting and our guide Caroline was great.The castle is very well maintained.The gardens are also lovely

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We enjoyed the tour very much. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I was dragging my heels to take photos and the guide didn't mind. Possibly on the expensive side but it was my choice to go and glad I did.

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Malahide, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The visitors centre and exhibition is very well-presented. The gardens are stunning, with lots of autumn colour. The food in the cafe is delicious and portions were very generous. All staff very friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

a nice place for a walk through the park, plenty of people with dogs too. Did not have time to visit the castle itself, but will next time.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I visited Malahide castle and gardens with a friend earlier this month. The gardens were still very impressive, even though they are pretty bare. The tour of the castle was interesting to hear the long history of the family. Had lunch in the Avoca shop. Great food, great prices. Even bought a few woolens from Avoca.

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