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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

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Address: Castle Street | Dalkey, Dalkey 000, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 285 8366
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in...
Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in period costume and the interactive elements of 21st century technology (available in twelve 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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Wonderful Dalkey Castle

We visited Dalkey Castle as part of the wonderful dlr Summer of Heritage 2015 programme with to morning tours a week at 10.45am. I had two 12 year olds with me who found the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited Dalkey Castle as part of the wonderful dlr Summer of Heritage 2015 programme with to morning tours a week at 10.45am. I had two 12 year olds with me who found the tour fabulous the living history part of the tour is great for younger children keeping them engaged. The tour guides we wonderful with both the adults... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Just visited today and thought it was brilliant. Entertaining for the kids as well as educative and informative. Lovely friendly staff and very knowledgable. Kids loved it. I am a local of Dalkey and learnt lots of interesting gems about the village that I never knew. I am going to spread the word about this great attraction which is interesting... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

An inexpensive and interesting tour. A short movie explained the different features in the castle.We did the grounds and the castle. The guides were very good. We carefully climbed the narrow crooked, on purpose, steps to the roof. Common foods, medical procedures, and indoor toilet were explained and shown to us. Old tombstones and crosses were in the small graveyard.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

nice center and history for a day trip from Dublin. The tour guides did a great job -- dressed up and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Really enjoyed our tour of the castle and graveyard. We are not typically 'tour' or even 'castle people' meaning it is not in our top two things to do in Ireland. However, the tour was both interesting and entertaining - with actors taking turns interacting with you. Sometimes that kind of thing can be over the top, but for me... More 

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Moama, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a wonderful experience when visiting dalkey castle. Lady Catherine (staff member) was extremely helpful and the 3 members dressed and acting in the age of castle life were great fun. Highly recommend for all ages and it was really good value

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very interesting historically but also highly entertaining we had a great time and laughed the whole way through. The actors are brilliant, they play it so straight which is why it works so well. We left with great memories and some lovely photos and would definitely come again. Highly recommended.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

The teenage boys traveling with us declared this the best tour of our trip. The adults agreed. The actors who conducted the tour were wonderful! They remained in character throughout and were very entertaining. We would repeat this tour!!!

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

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It is especially satisfying to hear that the teenage boys were so entertained and engaged during the tour. Reviews like yours are very important to a small visitor attraction like this. We appreciate it. More 

Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

First off, I cannot express in words how phenomenal this place is, from the highly attentive staff who greet you and take you through the beginning of your tour, to the characters dressed up as the archer and Lady Catherine as they guide you through their daily lives ~ they went above and beyond my expectations and it was hands... More 

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

Hello, We would like you to know that we really appreciate that you took the time to write this review of our Living History tours. The actors and staff are especially pleased when the children are engaged and entertained by the performance too. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit to Dalkey and especially to Dalkey Castle! More 

New Port Richey, Florida
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Had a very good time on the tour. We were very tired from our flight and kinda fell asleep during the A/V portion :). The live performers make this special!

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Additional Information about Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Address: Castle Street | Dalkey, Dalkey 000, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 285 8366
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dalkey
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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