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ABOUT DALKEY CASTLE & HERITAGE CENTRE
Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre near Dublin City Centre, Ireland is one of the two remaining (of seven) Rare, Fortified, Medieval, Townhouse Castles from the 14th century, in the vibrant, heritage town of Dalkey.
The Castle specialises in visitor interaction with Professional Actors on:
Guided Tours e.g. award-winning Living History Tour
Special Events & Festivals like Bloomsday & the Maeve Binchy Echoes Festival
Luxury Experiences such as a Medieval Heritage Evening.
Ideal as a day tour from Dublin and often visited alongside other local attractions, Dalkey Castle & its stunning scenic surroundings has long established itself as one of Dublin’s leading and top reviewed tourist attractions; high on ‘things to do in Dublin’ lists.
Together with the connected 10th Century Churchyard of St. Begnet, it a Recorded National Monument & Landmark which these days functions as a top-rated, popular, family-friendly, activity. It is an essential destination for anyone with an interest in Ireland’s people, culture, literature and Viking & Medieval History.
Dalkey, a vibrant town with a village vibe, sits on part of the Dublin Coastal Trail dubbed ‘Ireland’s Amalfi Coast’, popular with locals, celebrities and tourists alike. It has a wealth of boutique shops, cafes, bars & restaurants to explore after your tour.
Directions & Transport
Dalkey is on some of the most stunning coastline, with a mountainous backdrop, just south of Dublin City Centre, en route to Co. Wicklow.
Aside from by car, the quickest way to reach the Castle is by DART. The DART journey is a relaxing experience travelling along the beautiful coastline with magnificent sea views. Dalkey is approx. 30 minutes from Dublin's Connolly, Tara or Pearse stations (travelling south). Turn right on exiting Dalkey train station.
Dalkey is on the Aircoach route to/from Dublin Airport. From Dublin City Centre, a number of local bus options are also available. Paid parking and coach parking are available nearby.
Dalkey Castle postcode for Google Maps is A96 DE61.
We are open six days a week, all year round.
Closed every Tuesday.
January - May & September - December
Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00 - 17.30
June, July & August
Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 18.00
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 11.00 - 18.00
Tickets & Info
CONCESSION / STUDENT €12.95*
CHILD (4-12 YEARS) €10.50*
FAMILY (2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN) €38.00*
*Plus Booking Fees
What our Visitors say...
We decided to take the Dart train out of Dublin to see the coastal area south of the city. Dalkey is a charming seaside town that offers the Heritage... read more
May 28, 2023
Visiting a 15th Century castle through 15th Century Eyes - Dalkey is a charming village south of Dublin. It can be accessed from Dublin via the public DART train. The Dalkey Castel tour is the perfect way to... read more
May 27, 2023
The best tour we had in the Dublin area - If this was just a tour it would still be excellent because it’s so informative, but part of it is also like an interactive play, which was a lot of... read more
May 27, 2023