Plan Your Visit

Opening Times

Malahide Castle and Gardens is open daily to visitors from 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Malahide Castle
First tour at 9.30am
Last tour at 4.30pm in summer (April to October), 3.30pm in winter (November to March).
Fairy Trail and West Lawn
Open from 9.30am.
Last entry at 4.30pm in summer (April to October), 3.00pm in winter (November to March).
Butterfly House and Walled Garden
Open from 9.30am
Last entry at 4.30pm
We recommend allowing a minimum of two hours for a visit to Malahide Castle and Gardens in order to fully enjoy all the site has to offer.
Also at Malahide Castle:
Avoca Store, Cafe and Food Market
Open from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Open from 9.30am to 6pm on weekends and bank holidays
Avoca Cafe
Open 7 Days a Week
Open from 9.30am to 5.30pm (coffee and cakes only from 4.30pm)
Malahide Outdoor Store
Open from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday
Open from 10.30am to 5.30pm on Sunday

Getting Here

Visit our Location page for more information on how to find us.

Book Tickets

Tickets for the castle tour, gardens and Fairy Trail are available for purchase from our Visitor Centre. During the summer months, advance booking online is recommended to ensure you secure your preferred castle tour times.

Malahide Castle Guided Tour (including acess to Gardens, Butterfly House and Fairy Trail)
Adult €14 | Child €6.50 | Family from €35
Interactive Fairy Trail booklets available for €2

Gardens, Butterfly House and Fairy Trail 
Adult €7.50 | Child €4 | Family from €18.50
Interactive Fairy Trail booklets available for €2

Fairy Trail Only
Adult €7.50 | Child €5 | Family from €22
Concession rates for students and seniors are also available.
 Under 3's go free.
Groups are always welcome and group rates are available. For more information, please email

Malahide Village

A picturesque seaside village, and a designated Heritage Town, Malahide village is hugely popular with Dubliners, day-trippers and overseas visitors.
The historical and modern collide in Malahide as award-winning contemporary bars, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and gift shops sits alongside traditional shop fronts on cobble-lock side streets.

Considered a gourmet capital of the East Coast, Malahide boasts an impressive range of restaurants offering the best of Irish and international cuisine. Lively pubs with live traditional music will take you well into the night and a wide range of leisure and sports activities will get you up in the morning.
Malahide’s stunning sandy beach offers a huge expanse of velvet strand at low tide and is a mecca for boating and water sports enthusiasts. Walk the sand dunes, take the coastal route to Portmarnock or simply enjoy the views.

Your tour of Malahide Castle will provide an insight into the influence the Talbot family and the castle itself has had on the development of Malahide village.
Learn more on the Enjoy Malahide website.

Malahide Demesne

From international sporting grounds to 500-year-old ruins, the Malahide Castle Demesne has it all.
Fingal County Council manage and maintain over 200 acres of lush, green parkland surrounding Malahide Castle.
A well-maintained and extensive network of paths makes exploring the demesne accessible for all. There’s plenty of outdoor activities on offer with a 9-hole golf course, 18-hole pitch and putt course and several tennis courts located on the grounds.
The historic Malahide Cricket Club is also based in Malahide Demesne. The complex includes two playing pitches, one of which serves as the International ground for the Irish national team, Cricket Ireland, with capacity for over 10,000 spectators.
The children’s playground on-site is legendary among our smallest visitors! With separate sections for toddlers and older children, no visit to Malahide Castle is complete without a pit stop here.
Beyond the castle itself, the Demesne contains a number of other historical sites and treasures, including the ruins of Malahide Abbey and graveyard. Located just outside the Visitor Centre, parts of this structure stretch back to 1450. As you look at the bell turret and old holy water font, imagine the Talbot family worshipping here for hundreds of years.
Learn more on the Fingal County Council website.