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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Castle Street, Dalkey, Ireland
+353 1 285 8366
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Dalkey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Cookstown, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Original medieval castle keep complete with actors dressed as if it was the period of Henry VIII. They played the parts of an archer, "barber-surgeon" and cook wonderfully!

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

Glad you had a lot of fun. We appreciate the feedback. The Cook, the Archer and the Barber Surgeon will dine well tonight! More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited the castle as part of "Culture Night", but the same tour is on every day. The building has a very interesting history, the graphics in the displays are excellent and informative, the staff bring the whole place to life. They take great trouble to involve children in the activities. We were a mature couple but there were all... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

I was there on Culture night with my family for the one hour tour and we all had a brilliant time, including my 7 year old son. We've learnt a lot about the history of the castle and the town of Dalkey from our tour guide and short film they played. And from the actor/actresses, as well, who were very... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The presentation at the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is brilliant. Fitted out in historical costumes, the staff take you back in time to a different era and engage you in aspects of their presentation of life in late medieval Dalkey. It is entertaining, informative, and excellently presented. Suitable for all the family, it is definitely worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have passed through Dalkey many times and just thought this place was a small visitors centre, for the 'tourists'. Boy was I wrong. It is much bigger inside that it looks from the outside and it is an absolutely wonderful tour. You step back in time and are guided by people dressed up and 'living the era' - Great... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is an experience not to be missed. The staff do a wonderful job of bringing you back to earlier times with accents, costumes and stories.The tour is fun, charming and a real history lesson. This was the best value in a five week tour of Ireland. Phil Gorman San Diego, CA

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Delaware
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Lots of hills to go up & down so not for the out of shape folks. Worth the trip but take your time. Lots of dogs off leashes....the thing to do there I suppose. Nice people out & about.

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

So interesting for me, 74, three grandchildren from Sydney 11, 9 and 6, two sons mid 40's and one grandchild 12,really well done, well acted , 6 yr old old wanted to pee down murder hole on intruders !! Message got through !!! Oh plus a daughter-inlaw , thanks Frank Mulligan

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a must. A visit to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre. We were greeted on arrival by Deirdre who brought us in to see a video first to hear the history of the castle. Then we started the tour. We were surprised by Stephen, aka Rupert ( the archer) in full medieval dress who really brought the history alive... More

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