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Address: Castle Street | Dalkey, Dalkey A96 DE61, Ireland
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+353 1 285 8366
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09:30 - 18:00
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Mon 09:30 - 18:00
Wed - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Enjoy the contrast between 15th century living history with actors in...

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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US$48.36*
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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle
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US$52.75*
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions

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Fun Time in Dalkey

Wonderful experience at this museum! Worth checking out. Take the whole family! Just a 20 minute train ride away from Dublin!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Camilla E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful experience at this museum! Worth checking out. Take the whole family! Just a 20 minute train ride away from Dublin!

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Thank Camilla E
DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Hello Camilla, Thanks for the recommendation and the review. We appreciate it. More 

County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unexpected delight in dalkey .The actors were very entertaining and the view from the top was amazing.

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Tommy for taking the time to review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the experience. More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dalkey is a picturesque village and the castle tour an absolute highlight. The staff at reception and the guides (who are also actors) are incredibly nice and you have fun and learn about history at the same time!

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Patrizia. We appreciate the comments. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i went in, there were three ladies who all took an interest in what i was asking. I told them that i was planning my own private tourist guide service for the sunny south east of Ireland. When I enquired about taking small groups to visit the castle andi also explained that i would be specialising for the german... More 

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County Down, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour of the castle, made brilliant by the actors who tell the story of life back then. So much better than just walkng around reading things, they really brought the story to life, kids loved it!! Well done Dalkey is a very pretty town, with lots of little shops and cafes, all in all a great way to spend... More 

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

We are very happy that you and the family had such an enjoyable experience here at Dalkey Castle on the Living History tour. Thank you for the review. More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a three day city break to Dublin and took the train down the coast to Dalkey. Using our two day Dublin pass we visited this small but fascinating and historically important site.... and are we glad we did. Despite being the off season (we were the only people there) we received a huge friendly Irish welcome. After... More 

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Hello Duke and Duchess of Stirling, It is great to hear that you enjoyed the visit so much and the interaction with the actors. Thank you for the review and for travelling to Dalkey to use your Dublin Pass cards. More 

Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour of the castle and grounds today. The actors playing parts of archer, lady, and cook were wonderful..really staying in character and authentic. I learned alot about the area and history of Dalkey from a film shown at the beginning of the tour and our tour guide. I would highly recommend for families... More 

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

The actors are very pleased that you enjoyed the Living History tour so much that you took the time to submit this review and recommendation. Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is such a nice tour with great insights into the history of the area. The way the tour is presented is fun and informative. This is great for all ages. You'll need at least 60 to compete the tour.

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Michael for the review. We appreciate it. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Dalkey and it's castle and Heritage centre are stunning.Lots of history and fabulous views from Dalkey's two harbours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Just spent the last hour with an amazing cast with Santa. Twinkle, Jingles and Santa were amazing. As a 38 year old Mum I've smiled and had a great laugh with the whole family. Definitely worth a visit! Great heritage reading also.

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DalkeyC, Public Relations Manager at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Hi Denise, Santa and his helpers are delighted that you enjoyed spending time with them yesterday. Santa says you never get too old for Christmas and he was very happy to see the children before his big visit on Christmas Eve! More 

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