Dublin: Full-Day Howth and Malahide Castle Tour

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Activity provider: Irlanda Tours

Dublin: Full-Day Howth and Malahide Castle Tour

Activity provider: Irlanda Tours
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Discover the beauty of the Irish coast by touring the North Bay of Dublin. Visit the 11th-century castle in Malahide, enjoy a stroll in Howth fishermen's village with free time for lunch. Take an optional 1-hour walk in Howth cliffs on this full-day tour.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Admire the beauty of the coast near Dublin
  • Visit a medieval castle and gardens and learn about its legends
  • Enjoy an optional walk from Howth summit to the fishermen's village
  • See the seals around the boats eating fish in the harbor, if you are lucky
  • Make the most of free time in Howth
Full description
Start your tour as you depart from Dublin and explore the nearby coast of Dublin Bay, moving through the interior and then the coast. Make a photo stop at the curious Casino Marino for the chance to learn about the use of this little architectural jewel. Take a tour inside Malahide castle and enjoy some free time to explore its gardens at your own pace. This castle was owned by the same family, the Talbot, for 800 years. Hear the ghost stories that are associated with its walls and corridors. It dates from the 11th century and was enlarged and restored at the time of Georgian splendour. En route, marvel at pretty villages like Malahide, parks like St Anne's, and beaches like Portmarnock. Take an optional walk from Howth's Summit cliff to the village to enjoy breath-taking views of Dublin bay and the Wicklow mountains. In the fishermen's harbor of Howth, have the chance to see seals swimming and begging for food from the boats. Finally, return along Bull island and the park of Santa Ana and Fairview.
  • Bus transport
  • Guided tour
  • Photo stop in Casino Marino
  • Entrance to Malahide Castle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Outside Riu Gresham hotel, 23 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 C3W7.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour is approximately 7.5 hours
  • It is essential to bring comfortable shoes and waterproof clothing
  • The tour departs punctually both from Dublin and the successive stops, latecomers cannot be accommodated
  • The tour departs at 9:30 AM
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4.2 /5

based on 12 reviews

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una experiencia inolvidable por los pueblos mas emblematicos y autenticos cerca de Dublin. Nuestro guia, Mario, muy simpatico! La unica pega que le pondria es que no da tiempo a ver el castillo por fuera de manera relajada ni el pueblo de Howth por lo apretado de la agenda. Estaria genial que la actividad durara minimo una hora mas.

April 1, 2023

Avevamo prenotato gita con guida in italiano, ma essendo stati soltanto in due abbiamo dovuto prendere parte al tour in spagnolo, (con rimborso del 50%). Il castello è molto bello, da visitare. Da non fare la passeggiata sul promontorio ad Howt, insignificante e anche molto impervia soprattutto se il tempo non è dei migliori. Sarebbe stato meglio rimanere al paese dei pescatori , ma non ci è stato concesso anche se nella descrizione del tour vi era l’opzione di scelta..comunque rimane un bel ricordo . Ps: le foche le potete vedere dal molo seduti su uno scoglio!

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April 1, 2023

Il castello e i giardini sono spettacolari, un’esperienza veramente molto bella, consiglio di girare bene per il giardino del castello per vedere la varietà di flora e fauna presenti. Anche la città di Howth è molto carina e caratteristica, si può mangiare del buon pescato del posto. La guida italiana è stata molto cordiale e gentile, pullman piccino ma abbastanza comodo.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 217470