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Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
+353 1 285 8366
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Dalkey Castle and Killiney Hill Tour
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“period actors” (5 reviews)
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Castle Street, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
+353 1 285 8366
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Yummy food And lovely staff It was great evening definitely recommend......food was delicious 😋 love it!!

Thank Anu K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dalkey castle is right in the heart of Dalkey, very easy to walk to from the train station. The castle is small but is definitely worth visiting! Visit is by tour which has staff dressed in period clothing who explain how many things were at...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my three grandchildren, two boys and a girl, aged 10, 8 and 6. They thoroughly enjoyed being brought around the castle and the interaction of the guides/actors who were dressed in period costume and acting out the life experience of the people in...More

Thank farrenjoan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The team was extremely friendly! The tour was vivid and full on local history and old stories. The castle is remarkable and is was shown in great storytelling mode with actors! :)

Thank 209miraa
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The tour guide literally gets into character when he ‘shows and tells’ the story of this little village of Dalkey. It was highly entertaining and informative. There was a special needs kid, on the same tour as us, and the actor got him involved in...More

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Christmas carols, poem's, dancing. Well done to the staff, elves, Santa's cook and Mr Claus himself. Great time had by kids and parents alike.

Thank EastPier
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Our Santa tours proved to very popular this year and booked out quickly. They are a big hit with all the children who love seeing Santa and his elves in this unique setting. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 28 November 2017

This was the only place my 9 year old requested we visit while in Dublin. It was a great choice. The tour is quick, no more than 45 minutes. It is very interactive, walks through the grounds and up to the castle tower. And there...More

1  Thank kimberlytierney
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hi Kimberly, We are delighted that your 9 year old makes such good choices. And that you both enjoyed the visit and the living history tour.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

This was a wonderful presentation and tour by live actors re-enacting the time period of the castle. The actors were very informative, comical, entertaining, and believable. Prior to the live presentations there was a very nice museum room with time line information and displays about...More

Thank Karen S
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you Karen for the very positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit so much.

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Myself and my wife were very hesitant about visiting this centre as we didn’t know what it could offer. We visited last Monday and did not regret it! It was very enjoyable and would recommend.

Thank TimMarshFood
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Came the previous day but right at closing. They were kind enough to tell us to come back today (Sunday) for free admission. The site was interesting regarding the castle, the church, and their connection to history. The period actors were funny and informative, making...More

1  Thank Matthew K
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Matthew, Thank you for the review and we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the visit.

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24 April 2017|
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Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Drop in rates, tours half hourly, Adult: €9, Student/Concession: €8, Child: (4 -12 yrs.) €7, Family (2 & 2 4 -12 yrs.): €25. Maybe gives us a call in advance just to check availability on the day (353 1 2858366) as we can... More
17 October 2016|
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Response from RollininQueensNY | Reviewed this property |
The castle itself with a skit that they do probably is about an hr at the most! then if you want to walk around the grounds, they also have a small movie room that shows a movie, I beleive it was about 20 minutes long... More
2 June 2015|
Response from DalkeyC | Property representative |
Hello Wendy, Dalkey Castle is about 30 minutes trip on the DART train service and about the same travelling by car depending on the volume of traffic. We are closed on a Tuesday but would be delighted to welcome you any... More