North Coast & Malahide Castle
Climb aboard a double decker bus for a fantastic half-day trip up the northern coast of Dublin. Visit ancient Malahide Castle and the fishing village of Howth, marveling at the breathtaking scenery along the way as your guide shares stories about the region. This Dublin tour is ideal for photographers, nature lovers, and anyone looking for a scenic Irish experience.
Enjoy the sights on your journey up the coast as you pass Clontarf, a northern suburb of Dublin. Observe the sandy beaches of Bull Island on your way to majestic Malahide Castle. The Malahide Castle and estate is your first stop of the day. Discover the beauty and history of this 12th century castle alongside your professional guide. Founded in 1174, this castle remained in the Talbot family for 791 years before being sold to the Irish State in 1976. These breathtaking grounds cover over 260 acres and include several gardens. Following your castle tour, you'll explore the grounds and visit a cafe and gift shop.
Following your visit to Malahide Castle, venture to Howth, a former fishing village that has grown to a bustling suburb of Dublin. Explore the working harbor region with its many shops and relaxing cafes. Enjoy a casual walk along the pier or watch for seals in the harbor before re-boarding your bus to head back to Dublin.
This Dublin tour up the coast takes five hours. Following this tour, you're entitled to an optional second bus tour around Dublin that allows you to hop on and off at your leisure to explore other sights, including the Dublin Zoo, Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, and Dublin's Docklands. Book this Dublin tour today for a picturesque and comprehensive Ireland shore excursion.
Reviewer: Edward Hopko
The gardens were a better draw than the castle.
Reviewer: Terence O'Sullivan
Was easy to find bus. the driver was very informative The castle tour was very nice and had some time to walk around the gardens. Town of Howth was a fishing town with loads of restaurants to chose from Great value compared to the ships excursions and back in Dublin with plenty of time to spare
Reviewer: deveda gabiger
LOVED THE CASTLE/ beautiful country side
Reviewer: Merrily Hornell
We were surprised to find this tour cheaper at the bus depot in Dublin than what we were charged by Costco. It was 25 euro in Dublin. We paid $35 USD each through Costco. We've always trusted that Costco would have the best price available.