Malahide Castle is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, dating all the way back to 1174! Learn all about its colourful history with the classic tour! When you’re finished exploring the castle, why not have a wander around the beautiful botanical gardens and Butterfly House – entry to both is included with your ticket!
- Magnificent medieval 12th century castle just 30 minutes from Dublin City
- Hear the stories of generations of the Talbot family who lived at Malahide Castle for 800 years
- Enjoy the Classic Castle Tour
- Explore the gardens and Butterfly House set among the lush parkland
- Entry to the private Botanical Gardens and Fairy Trail
Malahide Castle & Gardens
Malahide castle is located just 30 minutes north of Dublin Centre in a picturesque seaside town. See details below on how to get there!.
Classic Castle Tour at Malahide Castle
Step back 800 years in time and explore Malahide Castles fascinating history. Learn about the Talbot Family who resided in the castle for generations. Discover their impressive art collections and beautiful antique furnishings. Pre-book your visit now!
Botanical Gardens & Butterfly House
Ideal for families this option is perfect for keeping the kids entertained – tickets include entry to the Fairy Trail & Butterfly House. Discover the enchanted world beyond the walls of the castle and watch the kids’ imaginations run wild as they explore the magical Fairy Trail, Butterfly House and scenic surrounding woodlands! The interactive Fairy Trail experience will provide endless amounts of fun for the entire family!
Gardens & Butterfly House
Set on 260 acres of luscious parkland, Malahide Castle has something for everyone to enjoy. The flourishing gardens have thousands of different plant varieties for you to explore and is a perfect spot for a picnic!
Stop by Irelands only Butterfly House. Located in a glasshouse inside the walled garden you can observe hundreds of beautifully coloured butterflies flutter amongst the flowers.
Malahide Castle Tickets
Pre-booking is highly recommended for Malahide Castle's tours. You can book tours directly from this website.
Getting to Malahide Castle
Malahide Castle is located just outside the village of Malahide in County Dublin.
You can take Dublin Bus Routes 32 and 42 to Malahide Castle - the bus stop here is less than 200 metres from the Castle. For more information on Dublin Bus routes, visit dublinbus.ie. There is also a direct bus from Dublin Airport to Malahide village on route number 102, this is operated by Go-Ahead.
DART & Irish Rail
The castle is approximately a ten minute walk from Malahide Station.
Buy Malahide Castle & Gardens Tickets
The Classic Castle Tour is approximately 45 minutes.
The Classic Castle Tour has audio guides which are available in Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin.
The Magical History Castle Tours are self-guided.