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Malahide Castle

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Address: Castledowns Back Road, Malahide, Ireland
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Decent Place to Visit

As the subject heading says, decent place to visit. To be honest, I've been to castles that I prefer. The tours can be very crowded. On the plus side, it is close to Dublin and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Newmarket, Canada
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114 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tour was not very good, the inside of the castle was not nice and cracked walls everywhere. I felt like all the decor was just placed all around the rooms randomly. They even said in the tour that everything was sold off at some point so the stuff in the rooms were not really old like the castle. Would... More 

Thank Elliott B
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle was nice and the staff was extremely courteous. I did get a little bored on the tour though. Just wasn't my thing.

Thank cmmramsden
California, Maryland
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209 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the subject heading says, decent place to visit. To be honest, I've been to castles that I prefer. The tours can be very crowded. On the plus side, it is close to Dublin and has beautiful grounds and gardens. There is a hot house that is a butterfly habitat.

Thank creativity2001
Saratoga Springs, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Taking the brief but informative castle tour will satisfy partisans of Medieval architecture and Georgian period portraiture. Step back 800 years to see where families lived and slept to be safe from warring Irish chieftains, and follow the Anglo-Irish Talbot family dynasty to the end of their residency in 1973. Be sure to see Pock's door in the Great Hall,... More 

Thank Molly B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park, which is at a walking distance from the village and sea, is worth passing an afternoon or a day of outside activities

Thank federico f
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the last tour of the castle of the day. Our guide Maria was funny, knowledgable and a very interesting story teller. We left with a genuine respect for the Talbot family and what they did for Malahide village and the people of Tasmania who lived near their estate there too. Not to mention the people of Ireland by... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stumbled upon the castle on a suggested visit to Malahide from a cabbie. The castle itself is about at 20 minute walk from the DART station, but there is a little train that operates from the castle during working hours. Malahide itself is about a thirty minute DART ride from the Connolly DART station in Dublin. The castle and grounds... More 

Thank kevin a
Roanoke, Virginia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour and castle was my favorite thing from the week long trip. I hope I don't forget it for years to come. We lucked out and got Aiden as our tour guide. I think he frustrates the other tour guides because he likes to talk. The tour is supposed to take 45 minutes but ours took 1 hour 15... More 

Thank Brooke13Aster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very engaging and interesting tour. The grounds are lovely. The food is really Good, especially the cakes. The shop is full of local goodies. There is a lot to do for all ages.

Thank 2017Helen
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting story of the family and history of the castle, definitely worth a visit. Don't forget to visit the gardens and look at the old abbey

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