Take a day tour from Dublin to Malahide Castle and see one of Ireland's most beautiful medieval buildings

Ireland is a stunning country that is sure to catch the eye of lovers of history, beer and medieval buildings. 

THE Dublin city it houses a considerable amount of buildings built during the Middle Ages such as castles, walls and churches, and is used most of the time as a base for tourists who want to know other regions of the country. 

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The central location of the Irish capital allows travelers to discover other attractions on day trips. If you are looking for a tour close to the capital, a great tip is the friendly town of Malahide and its famous castle.

Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle

How to get to Malahide Castle from Dublin. Photo: Rafesmar / Wikimedia Commons

considered one of most beautiful castles in ireland, Malahide Castle and its gardens date back to 1175, making it one of the oldest in the country. The castle belonged to the Talbot family for over 800 years, until it was sold to the Irish government to become a tourist attraction.

Today the castle is open to visitors and has an excellent infrastructure to receive tourists. The castle tour is guided and explanations are given in English, through a sound system. But there is also available a notebook with translations in several languages – including Portuguese.

The castle interior features a mix of furniture and objects from different periods, as well as an extensive collection of Irish paintings and portraits.

How to get to Malahide Castle

Back to Malahide Castle

How to get to Malahide Castle from Dublin. Photo: Rafesmar / Wikimedia Commons

Located in Malahide, approximately 12 km from Dublin, the castle is situated in an immense green area, which functions as a park in the city. 

There are 3 ways to get to Malahide Castle: the first is to take bus line 32 from Talbot Street in central Dublin and go straight to Malahide in about 40 minutes. 

The second way is to take the train from Connolly Station in Dublin to Malahide for €6.00 round trip. 

The most comfortable option, but more expensive in fact, is to use a shared transport app or a taxi. Prices vary between €28.00 and €38.00.

How to visit – Prices and opening times

castles in ireland

Photo: Daniel Keating / Wikimedia Commons

Malahide Castle is open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Tickets to visit the castle and gardens cost 12 euros for adults, 8 euros for students, 7.50 euros for seniors and 6 euros for children. 

Tickets for the gardens only cost 7 euros for adults, 5 euros for seniors and 3 euros for children.

Tickets can be purchased on the spot, subject to availability, or at official site from Malahide.

Back to Malahide

Malahide city

Tour to Malahide. Photo: Tutu / Flickr

In addition to seeing the formidable construction, the tour can be complemented with a tour of the gardens that surround the castle and a tour of the city of Malahide. The town has charming narrow streets full of restaurants, cafes, pubs and souvenir shops. 

Malahide is situated on a coastal coast, making it an ideal day trip for sunny days. Although no one enters the sea, the beach is very beautiful and will certainly make for a nice walk to observe the routine of the Irish.

Malahide Road is the main avenue and has the best options for restaurants and pubs in the city, such as the Bon Appetit restaurant, which offers a menu specializing in traditional Irish food and seafood, and Sotch Bonner, located on Church Road.

Despite being very small, Malahide has its charm. If you have time, walk along Malahide Road and check out St Sylvester's Church, further on, you can take one of the streets that give access to the city's Marina, in the meantime, make a stop on the edge of town and check out a wonderful view of the Irish coast. Finally, choose a nice pub for a pint before returning to Dublin.

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