The magnificent medieval castle with a dramatic 800 year heritage
Generations of the Talbot family have called Malahide Castle home. Hear their stories, explore the private rooms and collections, and discover the central part this castle played in Irish political and social life on a guided tour.
GARDENS & BUTTERFLY HOUSE
Discover exotic plants, green space and natural beautySet on 260 acres of parkland, the gardens and Butterfly House at Malahide Castle are a tranquil retreat just minutes away from Dublin city centre and airport. Discover 5,000 plant varieties from around the world, wood carvings and fairy trails with perfect picnic-ing spots and much more during your visit. Malahide Gardens are open from 9.30am, with last entry at 4.30pm year round. Tickets can be purchased online or on arrival at the visitor centre at Malahide Castle. FIND OUT MORE
Full of magic and fun, our interactive Fairy Trail is perfect for kids of all ages
Family friendly in every sense of the word, the Fairy Trail is an enchanting experience in the wooded West Lawn. With fun sculptures, fairy houses and lots of other hidden gems to find, little visitors are invited to use the interactive booklet to solve clues and answer questions on their way around the trail.
Entry to the Fairy Trail is included in castle and garden tickets. Fairy Trail Only tickets also available. Open from 9.30am, with last entry at 4.30pm in summer (April-October) and 3.00pm in winter (November-March).
TICKETS & PRICES
Browse our ticket selection and prices before you book!
FAIRY TRAIL AND GARDENS TICKET
Family 2+2 €28.00
MALAHIDE CASTLE STORYTELLING TOUR AND FAIRY TRAIL TICKET (available during the mid-terms and summer holiday)
Family 2+2 €39.99
CLASSIC CASTLE TOUR & GARDENS TICKET
Family 2+2 €42.00
Family 2+2 €20.00
Child €4.50 ( Does not include Fairy Trail Booklet)
CASINO MODEL RAILWAY MUSEUM AND FAIRY TRAIL SPECIAL OFFER
Family 2+2 €42.50
Please note : An adult ticket is for anyone aged over 18 and under 65. Students may be asked for a student card or proof that they are in education. We happily accept international student cards. Senior tickets are for those aged 65 and over.
For more information visit our FAQ section HERE
Please note: The Butterfly House is currently closed and will re-open end Jan 2023
Just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport and 25 minutes from Dublin city centre
Open daily from 9.30am, there are lots of public transport options available to get you to Malahide Castle from Dublin city centre and plenty of free parking on-site if you bring the car. Take the bus or train from Dublin city to Malahide village. The castle is only a ten minute walk away.
NEWS & EVENTS
Whiskey Date Night
The romance of Whiskey. Celebrate your significant other with a taste and tour event at Malahide Castle.Full Story
Behind the Scenes Curator’s Tour
Join our Curator on the 4th March to hear about our ongoing journey to preserve, protect, conserve, and interpret the history of one of Fingal’s heritage gems.Full Story
International Women’s Day Tour 2023
Listen to the stories of women throughout the ages at Malahide Castle.
Join us for a curated tour with our castle hosts and hear compelling storytelling that will beguile and resonate.
Tickets €28 – enjoy a glass of wine or prosecco and canapés and settle in!
"This was a short drive from Dublin. The castle history and grounds were wonderful. But it is really the gardens that is amazing. Botanicals from all over the world. Some unusual and some familiar but very nicely arranged to compliment each other."