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Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Trip from Dublin

Highlights
  • Visit two of Ireland’s most picturesque sights without the hassle of driving
  • Explore 12th-century Malahide Castle and its gardens 
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time 
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Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Trip from Dublin
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Overview

Spare yourself the hassle and expense of driving yourself around Ireland on a convenient Dublin Bay tour that’s perfect for lovers of natural landscapes. Explore the 12th-century Malahide Castle and its famous gardens, wander the quaint village of Howth, and enjoy sweeping countryside vistas. Your local guide puts all of these views into context and provides historical information you may otherwise have missed, 

What to Expect

Leave downtown Dublin in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you travel through the countryside north of the city, your driver-guide explains the region’s history.

Your first stop is Malahide Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest castles. Richard Talbot, one of Henry II’s knights, first built Malahide during the 12th century, and it stayed in his family for almost 800 years.

After a tour of the interior, a stroll in the ornamental gardens, and a visit to the craft shop (and café, if you would like), you'll travel through picturesque Malahide village and along the rugged coast to the fishing port of Howth.

Explore the quaint streets and pretty harbor with its traditional fishing boats before heading up to Howth summit to savor sweeping views across Dublin Bay. Finally, you’ll return to your central Dublin starting point.

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Reviews (309)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun half day trip

Amazing tour to get a taste of beautiful countryside very close to Dublin city centre. Eoin the tour guide made our morning very lively and animated. Really enjoyed time spent exploring history and nature (castle, castle grounds and scenic views along our bus ride). Plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LimX33
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi LimX33, Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your half day trip to Malahide Castle with Eoin. Apologies for the rain, but at least you saw a rainbow, was there any gold to be found? All the best, Brian L

Reviewed 1 week ago
History and Entertainment at the Same Time

Only in Dublin for a day trip from the UK, and having checked out bus tours online before we went, we decided a visit to a Castle and the coast would make a change from city centre shopping. So glad we chose this one. Our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Malvernish
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Malvernish, Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your half day trip to Malahide Castle with Eoin. He is indeed quite a character, and is full of knowledge! I am sure he will be delighted to read your kind words! All...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terrific Experience with Eoin

Our journey started out on a dizzily, gray, day. Our guide Eoin was anything but grim! His seasoned commentary and jovial manner had most passengers laughing and joining in. Eoin imparted information in an enthusiastic, memorable and humorous fashion, as we traveled the route. Malahide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CHassell
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi CHassell, Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your half day trip to Malahide Castle with Eoin. That is three five-star reviews on the bounce now, he is certainly is bringing his A-game to the tour lately! I am sure he...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Awesome tour, the tour guide was, funny, friendly, informative and a lot of fun! Malahide Castle was a great place to visit to understand a bit of Ireland history. We didn't do the gardens because it was a bit too cold for us, so broke...More

Thank Miss C
Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Miss C Thank you for you five-star review on our Malahide Tour, we are sorry for the lack of butterflys, but did you know that Malahide is home to over 20 different species! Food for thought for all you buterfly nuts out there! All...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Malahide w/ Eoin

I had already been to Malahide and Howth but it was a totally different experience with Eoin as a guide. The most "plain" views become exciting and interesting. He always knows how to pass on information in a flowing way, just like composing a puzzle...More

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Dublintour, Manager at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear lsaLopop, Thank you very much for your review and five stars. We are very glad to know that you and your friend have enjoyed our 'Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth' tour with our driver/guide Eoin. Thanks again and have a great week. Pablo...More

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Rosana L
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Response from Debra R | Reviewed this property |
Most public transit or scheduled tours to Malahide leave from downtown and would involve a few transfers and a fair bit of time if you're starting at the airport. Taxis are somewhat expensive in Dublin, but it's a fairly... More
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6 October 2018|
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City sightseeing shop, at 14 Upper O'Connell Street. The tour lasts 4 hours, morning or afternoon. You have to be there at least 20 minutes prior to the departure time.
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Yes you can check out the train service
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