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Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Trip from Dublin

From US$30.90
  • Visit two of Ireland’s most picturesque sights without the hassle of driving
  • Explore 12th-century Malahide Castle and its gardens 
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time 
Malahide Castle, Dublin Bay and Howth Village Half-Day Trip from Dublin
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Spare yourself the hassle and expense of driving yourself around Ireland on a convenient Dublin Bay tour that’s perfect for lovers of natural landscapes. Explore the 12th-century Malahide Castle and its famous gardens, wander the quaint village of Howth, and enjoy sweeping countryside vistas. Your local guide puts all of these views into context and provides historical information you may otherwise have missed, 

What to Expect

Leave downtown Dublin in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you travel through the countryside north of the city, your driver-guide explains the region’s history.

Your first stop is Malahide Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest castles. Richard Talbot, one of Henry II’s knights, first built Malahide during the 12th century, and it stayed in his family for almost 800 years.

After a tour of the interior, a stroll in the ornamental gardens, and a visit to the craft shop (and café, if you would like), you'll travel through picturesque Malahide village and along the rugged coast to the fishing port of Howth.

Explore the quaint streets and pretty harbor with its traditional fishing boats before heading up to Howth summit to savor sweeping views across Dublin Bay. Finally, you’ll return to your central Dublin starting point.

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Reviewed yesterday
Lovely Castle, Okay Tour

Lovely half-day tour of Malahide Castle and its beautiful gardens and a quick trip to the fishing village of Howth. The destinations make the trip worthwhile, but the trip itself was just okay. The coach was one of the half-uncovered double decker 'City Sightseeing' buses,...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 4 days ago
Best Castle in Dublin

Well worth the trip to Malahide and Howth Village. I highly recommend a guided tour of the castle and then do your own walk around on the castle grounds and garden. Beautiful.

Thank Arron A
Reviewed 6 days ago
Dream come True!!

My main reason for coming to Dublin was to see the castle, unfortunately my flight was delayed and a lost a whole day getting there which really threw my plans in a loop. Thanks to the agent at the tour office, who was very informative....More

Thank Gabrielle D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great outing!

The driver was very knowledgeable and funny. The tour of the castle was great. The drive up the coast was very pretty.

Thank Regina H
Dublintour, Marketing at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Regina, thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your time at Malahide Castle and Howth. Kind regards, Christian

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great tour

Gerry was our tour guide on this great half day trip from Dublin. We had already seen the local sites and needed something to fill our last day. Gerry was entertaining and gave us great local information. The Malahide tour was interesting and Howth was...More

Thank Pam R
Dublintour, Marketing at Gray Line Dublin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pam, thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed your half day tour to Malahide Castle with Gerry. Kind regards, Christian

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Response from davefunk1811 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was 4.5 hours. There was a lot of traffic as it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Fantastic tour.