Generations of the Talbot family have called Malahide Castle home. Hear their stories, explore the private rooms and collections, and discover the central part this castle played in Irish political and social life on a guided tour.
Set on 260 acres of parkland, the gardens and Butterfly House at Malahide Castle are a tranquil retreat just minutes away from Dublin city centre and airport. Discover 5,000 plant varieties from around the world, wood carvings and fairy trails with perfect picnic-ing spots and much more during your visit.
Family friendly in every sense of the word, the Fairy Trail is an enchanting experience in the wooded West Lawn. With fun sculptures, fairy houses and lots of other hidden gems to find, little visitors are invited to use the interactive booklet to solve clues and answer questions on their way around the trail.
Malahide Castle, Fairy Trail, West Lawn and Butterfly House and Walled Garden are open year round.
See website for opening times and tour times.
Malahide Castle and Gardens is located a 10 minute drive from Dublin Airport and a 25 minute drive from Dublin city centre. Ample free parking is available on-site.
Bus: Dublin Bus routes 32 and 42 connect Dublin city centre with Malahide village. See dublinbus.ie
Dart: Dublin’s rail network, serves Malahide from a number of city centre stations. The castle is approx. a ten minute walk from Malahide village.
Malahide Demesne, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland
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