Howth Coastal Village and Malahide Castle Tour
Discover the wonderful estate of Malahide and experience spectacular views at the wonderful Howth Summit. Escape and relax while you get sun kissed and enjoy fresh sea breeze. You will be intrigued with the most beautiful scenic views of The Dublin Bay
Be escorted by the most knowledgeable guides, who will take you on the ultimate discovery adventure of the newly refurbished Malahide Castle, and wander around the craft shops and castle grounds spanning over 250 acres. Watch out for the ghosts that haunt the castle! Then, head over to the private gardens of Lord Talbot and be mesmerized by what garden lovers call a small botanical heaven. You will have time to visit the local craft shops, or relax at the coffee shop if you prefer.
Continue with a scenic coastal drive through the picturesque Malahide and fishing village of Howth. Take time to wander around this pretty village before making your way to Howth summit for an amazing photo opportunity overlooking Dublin Bay.
We booked this tour while on a Princess cruise. We saw several other castles around the British Isles but this one had been inhabited until recently so was very nice inside with the original furnishings. The gardens and butterfly house were also an added attraction. And the stop in Howth added some other local sights. One small issue was the instructions to catch a cab just outside the cruise port. Just outside the gates to the port was a busy roundabout opening onto a bridge. We could not find a cab there and walked 2 miles to the bus stop.
Reviewer: Diane Jacobson
Malahide Castle would be good for pictures and has a large estate, but the time there was too limited and a long ride from the ship.If you like older houses set up for that time period, it is the place for you.
Reviewer: Gary Malo
We enjoyed our tour but getting to the tour was a disaster the taxi line was so long that we had to walk 1 hr. to get there to find out the tour left 30min. late with no explanation.
Reviewer: Kent Francis
My wife and I enjoyed this tour of the Malahide Castle. The Castle Guide was very knowledgeable and took a great deal of time to show all the rooms. We also got to visit the grounds which were very beautiful for our self guided tour. We felt the time for this part of the tour was a little long as there was not much time left to visit the beautiful Howth Coastal Village. All in all we really enjoyed this tour.
Reviewer: Tom O'Brien
Finding the Dublin Gray Line coach office was challenging (taxi got us there in the nick of time), but once underway, the coach driver was very knowledgeable and provided good bits of history before we got to the Castle. The Malahide Castle (home of the Talbots for 700 yrs.) tour itself was great. Even more impressive were the beautiful surrounding grounds about the castle. Ran short on time here, but very enjoyable. -- Howth Coastal Village was a self-guided walk along the waterfront. Would have like to have spent more time there to have a decent seafood dinner, but alas! Enjoyed seeing the Clubhouse at Portnarnock (from a distance).