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.


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). 




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.

I was honestly shocked at how much I enjoyed the Malahide Castle and Gardens. It is just minutes from the airport which is why we picked it for our first day in Ireland to try and stay awake after a long flight from the states. The gardens were stunning and the castle was a nice way to start our trip. Highly recommend, especially since you can enter the gardens for free and spend time acclimating your body to the time zone! Don't miss the restaurant! We had sweets and savory dishes for lunch on the patio and all enjoyed our food.

Tracey B, June 2023


Enjoy a gift of magic and adventure with our Annual Membership Pass

Offering cardholders unlimited access to Malahide Castle and Gardens (including the Butterfly House and Fairy Trail), Newbridge House and Farm and The Casino Model Railway Museum</strong, our new Annual Membership Pass makes light work of great days out for all the family!