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“Dublin’s Dainty Castle ”
Review of Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle
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Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Malahide
Certificate of Excellence
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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 6 April 2018 via mobile

Malahide Castle is dainty in size but is offers lots of history. It sits on very large gardens and green spaces & we loved the way the rooms were decorated with the artworks and furniture. In particular, the bedrooms were laid out similar to the era eg the children’s toys and baths. As Aussies we loved the connection to Tasmania in Australia. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Leanne J
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Good point to spend some time, but it is not wow. Do not expect to see something like a Scottish castle or a Loire Valey castle. It is a big house with little tower :). However, he has as an interesting historical heritage.

2  Thank Bogdan A
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I bought ticket to get in the castle and have access at the back gardens. I joined the guided tour inside the castle. It was too quick and we’ve only seen the basic and there were no significant items/parts worth to view inside. You’re not even allowed to go to the terrace and upper most part of the castle.

If you’re going to ask if it’s nice, yes it is. Going inside the castle for 12€, it’s not worth it.

Staffs at the ticket centre were rude when I asked them about directions going to the train station and to the Malahide village.

1  Thank MrWorldWideGuy
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is an experience not to miss on any trip to the Dublin area. We stayed in the Waterside House Hotel right on the ocean near Donabate. We took advantage of the free shuttle to Donabate Station. The train to Malahide cost about 8 Euros for a return and the trip took 4 minutes! Trains run about once each hour. We had about a ten minute walk to the castle and spent 8 Euros for senior’s admissions to all the gardens and the castle tour .... very good value. The spring flowers were beautiful especially since we left winter in Canada. I highly recommend Malahide castle for anyone interested in history, interesting castles and beautiful gardens. It would appeal to all ages and is accessible for mobility devices.

1  Thank lovetotravel876
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The view was amazing and there lots of thing that kids can enjoy doing there. The castle itself is spectacular :)

1  Thank Ildikó O
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