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Address: Castle Street | Dalkey, Dalkey 000, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 285 8366
Tuesday
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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
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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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$52.28*
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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$47.93*
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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle

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Lovely place

Dalkey and it's castle and Heritage centre are stunning.Lots of history and fabulous views from Dalkey's two harbours.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dalkey and it's castle and Heritage centre are stunning.Lots of history and fabulous views from Dalkey's two harbours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Just spent the last hour with an amazing cast with Santa. Twinkle, Jingles and Santa were amazing. As a 38 year old Mum I've smiled and had a great laugh with the whole family. Definitely worth a visit! Great heritage reading also.

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1 Thank Denise M
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Hi Denise, Santa and his helpers are delighted that you enjoyed spending time with them yesterday. Santa says you never get too old for Christmas and he was very happy to see the children before his big visit on Christmas Eve! More 

West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

was back in Ireland with family from the usa having grown up in dun laoughaire it was great to show them the places i played around. Dalkey did not let me down we had breakfast and then headed to the castle. It was a great visit the staff were so good and the views from the battlements where so good.The... More 

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

Hello Peter, We are delighted that you decided to include us in your stroll down memory lane. It is good to hear that you were not disappointed and enjoyed your visit to Dalkey Castle so much. We look forward to welcoming you back with your family in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We were there at Saturday. Very nice and educational place for adults or kids. Staff friendly and helpful. Thank you!

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

Thank you Dominika for thaking the time to submit your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the tour and we also appreciate your comment about the friendly staff. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We had great tour of this castle on our visit to Dalkey. Great actors and guides. Check out the old graveyard behind the castle..there are pirates buried there!!

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

Thanks for the review. Glad that you enjoyed the tour so much. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Castle for a Halloween tour wth my daughter and a friend and her son (both children aged 6). We were greeted very warmly by the staff and the tour brought us around different parts of the castle with a different guide at each point who told the children different tales about the different parts of the castle.... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Dalkey Castle. It's a wonderful little castle, perfect for a morning or afternoon outing that doesn't require a full day commitment to experience. It was an entertaining guided show that was quite informative and also fun. Although guided, at the end, guests were free to roam the outside grounds at their leisure. We... More 

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

Hello Robin, Thanks for the review and for the positive comments following your visit. We are very happy to hear that the tour appealed to the three teenagers too! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We so enjoyed the fact packed humorous interactive tour led by actors dressed in costumes of the day. This is definitely a day out for the whole family if you are visiting Dublin, twenty minutes by train from the Centre of Dublin finds you in the charming village of Dalkey where you can enjoy the tour of the heritage Centre... More 

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

Hello Caryn, Thank you for the review. We are very happy to hear that the tour was enjoyed by all of the family. We appreciate you taking the time to recommend us. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

My husband and I recently visited Dalkey Castle with our three grandchildren who were visiting from Australia. The children aged from fifteen to eight really enjoyed the experience ,as expressed by the youngest who said it was awesome. The staff were plesent and helpful and the actors were excellent never going out of character while answering numerous questions from the... More 

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

Hello Joan & Paddy, Thank you for bringing your young Australian visitors to Dalkey Castle. It was a great experience too for the residents of Dalkey Castle to meet with people from the 'New World' and to interact with them and answer their questions in a fun way as part of the tour. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Dalkey Castle is A great Place to go and Learn about your History. Loads of Interactive Information.The Guide you get Showed By is always really Funny.

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

Thanks for the comments. We are very pleased that you found the tour so entertaining. More 

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