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Skip the Line: Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket

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Malahide, Ireland
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icon2 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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(888) 651-9785
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(888) 651-9785

Overview

Malahide Castle boasts the title of one of Ireland’s oldest castles and spans a rich history that dates back to 1174. With so may secrets and scandals to discover, the castle is indisputably best explored with a guide. Pre-book your admission to the castle and its botanical gardens and take a guided tour of Malahide Castle’s opulent reception rooms and bedrooms, brimming with antique furniture and oil paintings. Explore the castle grounds at your own pace ad arrive at and depart from the castle at whatever time you choose.
  • Admission ticket to Malahide Castle and botanical gardens including guided tour
  • Delve into the rich history of the castle with a historian guide
  • Admire 11th-century chambers and reception rooms brimming with antique furniture and classic artwork
  • Wander the botanical gardens, home to 5,000 species of plants from around the world, and castle grounds at your own pace
Make your own way to Malahide Castle, easily accessible from central Dublin by car or bus in 30 minutes, between the hours of 9:30am and 5:30pm. On arrival, take a guided tour of the 12th-century fortress, which has been owned by the Talbot family for more than 800 years. 

Delve into the opulent depths of the castle’s reception rooms and bedroom, many of which are filled with period furniture and portraits purchased form the National Gallery of Ireland. Hear tales of the Talbot family and of ghosts reputed to haunt the halls of the 800-year-old castle before heading outside to explore the castle’s sprawling grounds independently.

In the botanical gardens, more than 5,000 species of plant from around the world bloom. Enrich your horticultural knowledge at interactive information panels and opt to purchase locally sourced produce from the on-site care and restaurant.

Between two and four hours is a sufficient time to spend inside and around the castle.
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Malahide Castle
At the regal 12th century Malahide Castle and Gardens, you will experience pure escapism as you lose yourself in the rich heritage and natural beauty of your surroundings. The landmark and its grounds, combined history with modern conveniences create a magical, memorable visit. Enjoy a guided tour of one of Ireland’s oldest castles first built by Richard Talbot, a knight of King Henry II. The tour takes visitors through the interior of the castle’s main reception rooms and bedrooms with period furniture and portraits from the National Gallery of Ireland. Learn the fascinating story of the Talbot family who passed the castle from generation to generation over a period of 800 years up until 1975 and hear about some of its ghosts that still like to make an appearance from time to time! Stroll out to the wonderful ornamental Botanic Gardens, which date from 1872 and largely created by the last Lord Milo Talbot. With nearly 5,000 varieties of plants from around the world there’s plenty to see and read about in the garden interpretive area within the visitor centre. Within the restored courtyard is the visitor centre home to the world renowned Avoca Café & Retail. Enjoy a takeout lunch to the gardens from the foodhall or sit in the 170 seater café overlooking the beautiful views of the walled garden. Avoca provide a wide selection of dishes from locally sourced producers along with freshly baked cakes and scones. It’s definitely an experience not to be missed. The grounds also have a state of the art playground, picnic sites, cycling centre, cricket pitch, tennis courts and golf course. Just beyond the castle walls and within in a short 10 minute stroll you’ll discover the wonderful marina village of Malahide. Award winning bars, restaurants and boutiques line the picturesque streets enjoyed all year long by visitors and locals alike.
Duration: 3 hours 
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket?
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The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket.
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What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket?
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This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket.

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  • "Allott more time to spend on the grounds if it is a sunny day!" See review

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Allott more time to spend on the...
Patricia C
, Aug 2017
Allott more time to spend on the grounds if it is a sunny day!

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