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Malahide Castle & Howth Half-Day Tour from Dublin

Product ID: 34850
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Discover the beauty of Dublin's northern coastline on this half-day tour from Dublin. Admire the collection of portraits at the Malahide Castle and enjoy the breathtaking views of the picturesque fishing village of Howth.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed voucher required
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy an unrestricted view from the double-decker bus
  • Visit Malahide Castle
  • Explore the heritage town of Malahide
  • Enjoy the magnificent coast scenery as you journey to Howth Harbor
  • Cross the summit of Howth Head and enjoy a panoramic view of Dublin Bay
  • Save as 2 kids under 14 years are free with each full fare paying adult
Full description
This half-day tour takes you on a discovery of Dublin's northern coastline. You will first journey to Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of parkland and gardens in the pretty seaside town of Malahide. Dating back to the 12th century, it was a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years. Here you can admire the interesting mix of architectural styles and the beautiful furniture as well as the extensive collection of Irish portraits, mainly from the National Gallery. You will also stop for a light refreshment and learn about the fascinating history of the Talbot family.

Continuing through the Heritage town of Malahide, the tour will take you past magnificent coastal scenery to Howth Harbor. Howth is a small fishing and yachting port, and a popular suburban resort on the north side of Dublin. Its pubs, hotels and fish restaurants make a day in Howth a pleasant outing from Dublin. Howth head, a huge rocky mass, has lovely views of Dublin bay and the Wicklow Mountains. In the bay is Ireland's eye, an islet and bird sanctuary where puffins nest.

Crossing the nearby summit of Howth Head you will have a panoramic view of the huge expanse of Dublin Bay. Set against a backdrop of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, the view is regarded as one of the world's great seascapes.
  • Failte Ireland approved driver/guide
  • Live commentary on all places of interest
  • Admission to Malahide Castle
  • Free Dublin highlights walking tour
  • 1 hour stop in Howth fishing village
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages

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Meeting point

Start at Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. Please be there 15 minutes before the tour.

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Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
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Product ID: 34850