Malahide Castle, Malahide

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Home to the same family for nearly eight centuries, Malahide Castle sits just a few minutes north of the capital city, easily accessible by car or public bus. The estate dates back to the 12th century, when Richard Talbot (a knight serving King Henry II) received these lands as part of a royal grant. Talbot's descendants lived here until 1976, expanding and modifying the original structure over the centuries. Take a guided tour to see the interior of the castle, noted for its Talbot family portraits and decorative carvings. The surrounding parkland also contains several popular attractions, including a museum housing a large collection of antique dolls and toys. For Malahide Castle and beyond, use our Malahide itinerary maker app to get the most from your Malahide vacation.
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  • Malahide Castle is a must for checking off a castle visit if you’re on a fast-paced schedule with ancestral spots as a priority, not typical tourist haunts. Lovely grounds which reflected the peak lea...  more »
  • Malahide castle was once a 14th century fortress - do take the guided tour as the history of the castle and it's previous owners is very interesting and well worth the entry fee. There is a great coll...  more »
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  • Was a lovely sunny Easter Sunday so made for a good day but the prices are a bit high for what you get as was nearly 30 euro for 3 adults and 2 kids to walk around some nice gardens. The butterfly house was nice but again just not what you would expect for the money.
  • Beautiful and well kept grounds. It's the perfect place to go for a walk or run. I've never actually paid to go into the castle or the garden itself but the grounds surrounding them are lovely. There's some fun workout equipment along one of the paths too.
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