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Review of Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle
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Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Malahide
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Malahide Castle & Gardens is a beautiful & historic medievel castle, with a facinating story dating back to the 12th Century. Located on the beautiful north coast of Dublin City Malahide Castle was once owned by the Talbot Family for nearly 800 years and is one of the longest owned castles by one family in the country. Set on 250 acres of stunning parkland, Malahide Castle is also home to one of Ireland’s four botanical walled gardens with 5000 species of plants inculding a wonderful collection from many Southern Hemisphere countries. Guided tours of the castle take place daily from 9.30am all year round. Our friendly and informative guides bring to life the story of the Talbot family during the 45 minute tour through the main reception rooms & bedrooms. The modern & bright visitor centre is home to the garden exhibition area and gives access to the Talbot Botanical Walled Garden. Avoca Cafe & retail is located in the visitor centre and is a treasure trove of wonderful gifts.
Reviewed December 6, 2012

We was staying in Dublin town centre on holiday from the UK.The castle looked very attractive & quaint in the tourist guide books. I was not disappointed. We was glad that we made the trip. The guide was a really nice, friendly, informative, happy man. The shopping area in the grounds was great too!! Work is currently being done to improve the grounds. A very attractive place. Would visit again & would thoroughly recommend a visit !!!

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

The castle itself is more impressive from a distance, but the grounds are wonderful. The walled garden is lovely and the grounds around the castle have several large evergreens that must be hundreds of years old, the are enormous! Tis is a lovely way to spend an afternoon outdoors with family. Bring a picnic or football and avail yourself of the huge green space. The castle is an easy 20 minute, well sign posted walk, from the Malahide town train station with hourly connections to Dublin's O'Connelly station.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Very beautiful old castle. Like in fairytales. Very good quiche in the restaurant. The garden is also very beautiful and very groomed.

Thank Muduke
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

It is interesting to find out about the castle and the families that have (had) lived in it for the past 800 years. The grounds are lovely and the walled gardens are worth taking time to enjoy. Many exotic plants from South America, and Australia-New Zealand that you would never expect to see in Ireland!

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I love the gardens and the position. Very interesting guided castle tour. Only proble is that only a few rooms are opened to public

Thank Ricardo B
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