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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Address: Castle Street, Dalkey, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 285 8366
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Dalkey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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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.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place is just plain fun! In the past, I balked at going here, but this time, we went for it....WHAT A WONDERFUL SURPRISE! The folks in the lobby were quite entertaining while we waited for the next tour time. The Heritage Centre covers Irish history very well and is very interactive. The castle has such a great program and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Trip to Dalkey on the coast by train - 20 minutes. Lovely old castle town by the sea with nice shops and restaurants.

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El Vendrell, Spain
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We arrive there just to visit the castle but we had a really funny surprise whe we realised that our "guides" were actors and also we could play with them in some moments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was originally staying in Dublin and had been told that there was only one castle which was close enough to travel to (Malahide castle and gardens) however I didn't want to go to a newly renovated castle so after asking far to many tourist help centers I finally found that this castle was only about 20- 30 minutes away... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was a little apprehensive with this on our tour group's itinerary, but I was pleasantly surprised by how informative and entertaining this visit to Dalkey Castle was. The actors were wonderful, and I kept saying how I wish my history class back in high school would have been this enjoyable to learn about the past. I would definitely recommend... More

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Take time to tour the Dalkey Castle. The actors gave a great presentation of medieval life. A good time and great town.

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San Francisco, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Rode the DART out of Dublin heading south following the shoreline. Off at historic right sized Dalkey. Most homes and buildings one story, sometimes two. The road snakes gracefully through the very green village...lotsa lawns, hedges, trees, little gardens, lots of potted flowers, hanging bouquets scattered among Cafes, a bakery, several inns, many shops. Around a bend we're surprised by... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We did not expect this tiny little gem to be so entertaining and I haven't laughed so much in a while. Kudos to the actors who played their parts so well and would certainly recommend this to anyone visiting Dalkey.

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The refurbished and restored Castle and Heritage Centre is located at the entrance to Dalkey coming from Dun Laoghaire/Dalkey, It is not far from the No. 8 Bus Terminus and at the other end of the Town deom the Dart Station (800 meters away. It is opposite the Church and behind that is Dalkey Hill. The granite from the Hill... More

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Cookstown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great tour, really enjoyed it. Very interactive. Actors were very good at improvising. Great day out.

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Dalkey C, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much Cameron for the review. We really appreciate the feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to Dalkey Castle. More

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