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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Castle Street, Dalkey, Ireland
+353 1 285 8366
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Dalkey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
Owner description: Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in period costume and the interactive elements of 21st century technology... more » Owner description: Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in period costume and the interactive elements of 21st century technology (available in six languages). Travel back in time and be enthralled by the extraordinary work of the Archer, the Cook and the Travelling Barber-Surgeon. Afterwards you can climb to the battlements for panoramic views of sea and mountains. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the 10th century Church and Graveyard. Follow the interactive timeline from early Christian through Viking, Medieval, Victorian and modern times in Dalkey. Explore the area’s literary and creative connections in the Writer’s Gallery. « less
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Saint John, NB
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Start your tour with a video then meet the medieval cast members who teach you about life at Dalkey Castle "back in the day". Reasonable admission. Not much walking but there are uneven steep stairs to go to the top floor and roof of the castle. Museum inside and old church and grave sites outside. Interesting and lots of fun.

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Slane, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was a fun way of doing history. A tour around one of the seven "castles" Dalkey is famous for, with a cast of fun medieval characters. Very enjoyable and a great way of educating kids in a very fun manner. Enjoyed by the whole family and the views from the top are wonderful. We even got to make rude... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We enjoyed our visit and had a great time with the guided show tour and also had a great time exploring the castle and grounds on our own afterwards.

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very fun way to experience the history of Dalkey. The medieval characters bring it to life for you. The tour is seamless and informative. Thanks!

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Spent a pleasant couple of hours here at the weekend.Had a great visit here with our 6 year old little boy.the actors were excellent and stayed in character the whole time.they showed our weeun how to fire a longbow and got him to shout "hail to the king" from the ramparts!he was able to retell the whole visit to his... More

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Seoul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Delightful re-enactment of the story of the castle. Welcomed by the hostess. Drawn into the magic of the place. Children encouraged to take part if they wish. Marvellous fun and appeals to not just the children but any accompanying adults. Book early, as it gets busy during peak seasons.

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Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Thank you for such a fun experience today with the children. Everyone had a great time and were amazed. The DVD was very good and relevant. The actors were great fun and totally engaged the children.. I'm not sure I was impressed that the children agreed that us teachers should be brought to the stocks! Unfortunately the weather was against... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Transport back in time with an amazing ,good-humored, educational "Shakespearean-esque" castle tour! We started with a short documentary providing an overview of the castle's history, then continued on a progressive tour with period actors that were fun-filled and engaging all while imparting facts about the way of life during this period in history! The docents were knowledgeable and welcoming, the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Was expecting just another quiet Irish museum, it was anything but! The writer's section and the video are very interesting, but the real attraction is the living history tour. Guides/actors are excellent, the tour is enjoyable and informative. As a local, I would highly recommend

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Dalkey is a lovely small villiage and the dalkey castle and heritage centre offers a great tour through it. You will meat some actors which will tell you about the things that happend in their times. It is great fun and the few from the top of the castle is beautiful

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