Howth Coastal Village and Malahide Castle Tour

Howth Coastal Village and Malahide Castle Tour
Price: $48.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A taxi or shuttle ride (not included, approximately 16 EUR) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing with closed toe walking shoes and a light jacket or coat.
Restrictions None

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 the 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 some garden lovers may 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.

4.5 Stars4.5 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Enjoyable and relaxing tour
June 03, 2019
This was a very enjoyable tour. The drive was informative and interesting. The castle was an excellent tour. Not only informative, but very detailed about the history.
Reviewer: Sandra McGinthy
5 Stars
Good Tour in Dublin
September 17, 2018
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: Marshall
5 Stars
Not our favorite excursion
September 06, 2018
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: Diane Jacobson
3 Stars
Very good
June 16, 2017
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: Gary Malo
4 Stars
Great tour of Malahide Castle & Howth Coastal Vill
November 06, 2016
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: Kent Francis
5 Stars
Away From the Madding Crowds
August 29, 2016
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).
Reviewer: Tom O'Brien
5 Stars