Dublin to Malahide Castle & Gardens Half-Day Trip by Car

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Discover the botanical and historical treasures of the Malahide Castle and Gardens! Skip-the-line tickets, audio guide and private transfers from Dublin are included for your comfort.


  • Visit the magnificent Malahide Castle and Gardens with Skip-the line Tickets
  • Follow the Fairy Trail through the castle gardens
  • Immerse yourself in the castle’s history through an audio guide
  • Explore the castle with a Licensed Guide (4,5-hour option only)
  • Enjoy private transfers with pickup and drop off to your Dublin accommodation


Travel from Dublin to the north coast discover the wonders of one of the most important medieval fortresses and botanical oases in Ireland, the Malahide Castle and Gardens. Immerse yourself in the castle’s rich history and cultural heritage, and learn about the Irish nobility. Many attractions for both adults and children await you. Follow the magical Fairy Trail to experience the real adventure! Choose the 4-hour option to visit the Malahide Castle and Gardens with skip-the-line tickets, and save time by skipping the line to purchase tickets. This option includes a 45-minute castle tour with a multilingual audio guide that will introduce you to the 800 years history of the Malahide Castle and the Talbot family, who lived here for generations. The interiors will surprise you with a variety of architectural styles, elegant decor and antique furniture that tell a story of Ireland’s nobility. Highlights include the prestigious Oak Room with carved wooden panels. and the Great Hall, which displays the history of the Talbot family. After the castle tour you will still have a lot of time to explore the famous gardens of the Malahide Castle. Follow the special Fairy Trail to discover magical creatures and fairytales, visit the Butterfly House to learn about butterflies, or go to the Talbot Botanic Gardens to see almost 5,000 species of plants. You can also do souvenir shopping or have lunch at the castle cafe. When your adventure in Malahide Castle is over, your Private Driver will take you back to Dublin. Choose the 4,5-hour option to enjoy live commentary from a Licensed Guide, instead of an audio-guide, on your castle tour. This option includes tickets for the official 45-minute public tour of the castle interiors. The guide will provide all the interesting information about the Malahide Castle, and even though it's a group tour, you will be able to ask questions about the things that interest you the most.


Half-day Trip from Dublin to the Malahide Castle and Gardens by Private Car (number of attractions depends on the selected option) Skip-the-line tickets to the Malahide Castle and Gardens 45-minute public tour with an audio guide 45-minute public tour in English with a Licensed Guide (4,5-hour option only) Private car transfers with pickup and drop-off service at your Dublin accommodation

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information. Please be ready to depart at the scheduled pickup time. The interiors of the Malahide Castle can be visited only as part of the public tour, which lasts approximately 45 minutes. Live commentary is available in English only. Audio guide is available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Mandarin. Tickets to the Malahide Castle include access to its beautiful gardens and the Fairy Trail. We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for groups of 1-4 people, and in a larger van or minibus for groups of 5 people and more. If you're traveling in a smaller group but want to travel in a more spacious car, we recommend booking a 5-people tour to make use of a larger vehicle.

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