West Lawn

Covering 20 acres, the West Lawn was originally the site of a deep moat that protected Malahide Castle in medieval times.

Now the West Lawn is a peaceful green space dotted with trees, ornamental wooden sculptures and home to the magical Fairy Trail.
A paradise for photographers, some of the best views of the castle are in this area. Nature lovers can find rare trees from all over the world. Look out for the famous Cedar of Lebanon, Tasmanian pencil pines and Chinese Ginkgo trees.
From time to time, the West Lawn may be closed for private events. Closures will be posted to our social media pages so please do check Facebook and Twitter in advance of your visit.
Your castle tour ticket includes entry to the West Lawn. Gardens tickets are also available separately.

Open from 9.30am. Last entry at 4.30pm in summer (April to October), 3.00pm in winter (November to March).

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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...