Malahide Castle and Gardens

A magnificent 12th Century Castle situated on over 250 acres of parkland. The castle is fully furnished with beautiful period pieces and the walled botanical garden is home to some of the rarest plants - a must for gardening enthusiasts. 

Open Year Round.

No Booking or Payment Card Fees. Tickets Valid for 365 days - use at leisure.

Malahide, Co. Dublin (See Map Below)


Malahide Castle is a beautiful 12th century castle owned by the Talbot family for nearly 800 years, making it one of the longest owned castles by one family in Ireland.

Magnificent Castle

The castle is fully furnished with beautiful period furniture and an extensive collection of Irish portrait paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland. The castle is open for guided tours daily allowing visitors to step back in the history and learn the story of the Talbot family and legacy they left behind. A new interpretive centre is located on the ground floor of the castle. It tells the story of the Talbot family and important milestones during the 800 years they resided at Malahide Castle. The guided tour consists of four of the main reception rooms and, new this year, three of the main bedrooms.

Wonderful Botantical Gardens 

The four acre walled garden is one of four botanical gardens on the island of Ireland. It is home to some of the rarest plants collected by Lord Milo Talbot from regions such as Australasia and Chile. The garden exhibition area is located in the rejuvenated visitor centre and tells the story of the beautiful walled garden through the eyes of Lord Milo Talbot. It is a 'must visit' for any gardening enthusiasts.

Great Shopping

The wonderful AVOCA café and gift shop (a great shopping experience) is located in the Castle’s visitor centre.


Make it a Day Out

Malahide Village is just a short stroll from Malahide Castle and is home to some of Dublin's best award-winning restaurants, fashion boutiques, lively bars and cafés. 


Malahide castle is easily accessible by bus, train and car and is located only 13km (8 miles) from Dublin's City centre and 10 minutes from Dublin Airport


From Dublin Airport: Proceed straight onto the M1/N1. Take the Malahide exit onto the R132( N32) for 4km. At the Malahide Road Junction (Hilton Hotel) take a left onto R107 and drive 5km to Malahide.

By Rail: The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) travels to Malahide Rail Station, close to Malahide Castle. For train times from Dublin City visit Journey time is approx 30 minutes.

By Bus: Take Dublin Bus number 42 from Dublin City - see 

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The Castle Exhibition... and The Ghosts

Malahide Castle, which was built in the 12th century, has a long and rich history and played a central role in Medieval Irish history. The oldest parts of the castle date back to the 12th century.  

It was home to the Talbot Family for almost 800 years (1185 to 1975).  Now a new interactive exhibition on the ground floor of the castle tells their story, including the tales of some ghostly residents.

There are at least five ghosts at Malahide, including Lady Maud Plunkett who is buried in the graveyard and the 16th century castle caretaker, Puck! 

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Visitor Information

Malahide Castle and Gardens
Malahide, Co. Dublin
T. +353 (0)1 816 9538

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Open Year Round

Daily: 09:30 - 17:30 

Closed: December 24 to 26 

Last tour is at 16:30 (or at 15.30 November to March).

Approx Visit Duration: Tour is approx 45 minutes. Allow 2 hours to enjoy the full attraction.


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Tickets are guaranteed best value and are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase - for use during attraction opening dates and times.


Guided tours operated daily. Audio tours also available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portugese and Russian.  


See 'Tours' above. Language maps provided at entrance. 


The famous Avoca Café (seats 170) and food hall on-site. Extensive menu. 


Gift shopping on-site with gifts, souvenirs, books, confectionery, toys and more. 


Free car and coach parking on-site. Ample parking for visitors with physical disability. 


Partially wheelchair accessible. The main reception rooms on tour are accessible by lift; castle bedrooms are not. Visitor centre and gardens fully accessible. Accessible toilet.  

Note: Opening times may be subject to change and attraction website and contact details will be on your ticket for any updates.

Partially indoor Family Friendly Cool for Kids (under 8) Wheelchair access (partial) Restaurant Tea Rooms / Coffee Shop Baby Changing Car Parking at Attraction Coach Parking at Attraction Assistance / Guide Dogs Permitted Gift Shop Free WIFI
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