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Dublin: Full-Day Howth and Malahide Castle Tour

1. Dublin: Full-Day Howth and Malahide Castle Tour

Start your tour as you depart from Dublin and explore the nearby coast of Dublin Bay, moving through the interior and then the coast. Make a photo stop at the curious Casino Marino for the chance to learn about the use of this little architectural jewel. Take a tour inside Malahide castle and enjoy some free time to explore its gardens at your own pace. This castle was owned by the same family, the Talbot, for 800 years. Hear the ghost stories that are associated with its walls and corridors. It dates from the 11th century and was enlarged and restored at the time of Georgian splendour. En route, marvel at pretty villages like Malahide, parks like St Anne's, and beaches like Portmarnock. Take an optional walk from Howth's Summit cliff to the village to enjoy breath-taking views of Dublin bay and the Wicklow mountains. In the fishermen's harbor of Howth, have the chance to see seals swimming and begging for food from the boats. Finally, return along Bull island and the park of Santa Ana and Fairview.


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What people are saying about Malahide Castle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 283 reviews

Interesting the castle. Cute Howt.

We had booked a tour with a guide in Italian, but having only been two of us we had to take part in the tour in Spanish, (with a 50% refund). The castle is very beautiful to visit. Do not take the walk on the headland in Howt, insignificant and also very inaccessible especially if the weather is not the best. It would have been better to stay in the fishing village, but we were not allowed even if in the description of the tour there was the choice option. Anyway it remains a good memory. Ps: you can see the seals from the pier sitting on a rock!

The castle and gardens are spectacular, a truly beautiful experience, I recommend wandering around the castle garden to see the variety of flora and fauna present. The city of Howth is also very pretty and characteristic, you can eat good local fish. The Italian guide was very friendly and kind, a small but comfortable bus.

Pleasant tour in a nice environment with nice host. Too bad we didn't visit the rocky coast due to the time it took for Irish food. All in all a successful day with nice weather.

The castle is fine, but I liked the HOWHT peninsula better, very beautiful beaches and the coast, and the place with its little houses