Castle Tours

Discover the treasures of Malahide Castle with our expert guided tours

Choose between our Classic Castle Tour or our family friendly Magical History Castle Tour

Magical History Castle Tour

Aimed at families and includes entry into the Fairy Trail& Butterfly House

Join our fun and friendly tour guides as they reveal through their storytelling talents tall tales and fables of the magic behind the walls of Malahide Castle. From fairies and goblins to donkey eared Kings, children's imaginations will be set a light as they hear about life in the castle and the adjoining enchanted woodlands. Tickets for these magical castle tours include entry into the Fairy Trail where 1.8km of an interactive experience will keep your children enthralled and entertained for hours!
The castle tour will last approximately 40 minutes and the Fairy Trail can take up to 1hr 20mins to complete. Magical castle tours are at 11.30am and 2.30pm daily. You can choose to enjoy the Fairy Trail before or after your castle tour but it is important to arrive at the Castle at least 10 minutes before your tour time or you may miss it! 
Please note there are no audio guides available for this tour. Tours are fully guided in English only.

Tour Times:
11.30am and 2.30pm daily.  Members only tour at 9.30am- Members book here

Tour Prices:
  • Adult €14
  • Child €6.50
  • Senior/Student €9
  • Family ( 2 + 3) €39.99
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Classic Castle Tour
This is not just a tour of a castle; this is a trip through 800 years of history. Learn about the Talbot family and the historical events that shaped their lives, explore the private rooms and furniture and art collections, and hear tales of battles and banquets from our passionate guides. Your castle tour ticket includes entry into the Botanical Gardens & Butterfly House

Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length and are usually conducted through English by our passionate and knowledgeable guides. Audio guides are available in Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin.
 
Tour Times:
10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm daily
 
Tour Prices:

  • Adult €14
  • Child €6.50
  • Senior/Student €9
  • Family ( 2 + 3) €39.99
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Tour Details
  • All tour tickets to be collected in advance at the Visitor Centre through the courtyard opposite the Abbey.
  • Please arrive to the castle 10 minutes before your booked tour time to allow for check in and health & safety briefing.
  • New safety protocols and measures have been implemented on our castle tours.
  • Government recommended social distancing markers will be in place, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer provided on arrival, visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings if possible, and capacity is limited to adhere to government guidelines. Tour Guides will wear face shields for you added safety.
  • For health and safety reasons we recommend using your own headphones for our audio guides. Sanitised headphones are also provided if necessary.
  • Guided tours of Malahide Castle are available daily, all year around, with the exception of 24, 25, 26 December.

 
Booking Tour Tickets

We recommend booking your tour tickets online in advance, particularly during the summer months when tours can quickly fill up. Alternatively, you can purchase your tickets on the day in the Visitor Centre. Tour times are subject to availability when tickets are purchased on the day.
 
 
For group & trade rates and information, email reservations@shannonheritage.com or call +353 61 711222


Membership

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) and Newbridge House and Farm, our new Annual Membership Pass makes light work of great days out for all the family!

Members can also enjoy a 10% discount on entry to other Shannon Heritage properties, 10% off in the Malahide and Newbridge gift shops, and much more...


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