Get a glimpse inside the walls — and the lives — of legendary Malahide Castle. Home to the Talbot family since 1185, you’ll hear about their joys and tribulations, and visit rooms like the gothic-style Great Hall, wood-paneled Oak Hall and private bedrooms. Steeped in centuries of history, it’s no wonder the place is haunted!
The interior of the castle may be impressive, but the outside and all its grounds are equally fabulous. You’ll have time to explore the walled garden with landscaped lawns and gorgeous flowerbeds and the Butterfly House that boasts more than 20 species of these wonderful creatures. Afterward, hop back on your bus for a drive down the coastline. Pass through the quaint seaside village of Malahide and stop at the small town of Howth. You’ll have the opportunity to snap some pics from the top of Howth Summit with stunning views of Dublin Bay. As you continue back to Dublin, be sure to have your camera ready for more views of Dublin Bay, St. Anne’s Park and Bull Island. What we love:
•The ghost of Sir Walter Hussey roams the halls of Malahide Castle. Killed in battle on his wedding day, he continues to take out his anger on a rival, a Talbot, who married his bride-to-be in his stead.
•The highest point on the peninsula, Howth Summit reaches 561 feet (171 meters) high.
to purchase your ticket for the private half-day tour of Malahide Castle and the Dublin coast on Thursday, June 6 at 1-5 p.m.*See Additional Information for more details. Click here
to book this tour in the morning instead (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.).
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to buy your ticket for a private half-day Dublin food walking tour. Eat and drink like a local as you head out on a walking food tour through Dublin’s eclectic Creative Quarter.