History Springs to Life at
Dalkey Castle


Dalkey Castle
Guided Walks

Experiences at Dalkey Castle



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

Guided Walks

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.

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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.

Actor on Living History Tour, Dalkey Castle, Dublin, Ireland

Opening Times

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

ADULTS €13.95*


CHILD (4-12 YEARS) €10.50*


*Plus Booking Fees


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What our Visitors say...

  • star rating  I visited on a quiet Monday afternoon in September. The actors scattered throughout the castle and who popped up on cue were absolutely brilliant!

    They cleverly mixed details... read more

    Cathal K
    September 4, 2023

    star rating  This is the absolute best time I've had at a medieval castle and... I've been around.
    The place is awesome and the live actors are extremely entertaining, informative as well... read more

    September 1, 2023

    star rating  Brilliant - Excellent presentation by actors dressed in the clothing of the time. Brilliant interaction with children which made it great fun. . Angie was very informative on the background information which... read more

    August 29, 2023
  • star rating  History came to life in Dalkey Castle - History came to life in Dalkey Castle. While the friendly staff explains the strategic importance of Dalkey and the castle in history, it is also possible to experience it with... read more

    Beyza Y
    August 23, 2023

    star rating  We live locally and made an unplanned visit here today after passing by. We were initially skeptical that it would be worth the expense with two 7-year-old boys, who tend... read more

    August 19, 2023

    star rating  Fun and Informative! - Visiting Dalkey and had the opportunity to visit this amazing place. The museum was small, but filled with interesting historical details, in many different languages! Photos, models, a short video,... read more

    August 18, 2023
  • star rating  Myself and my friend had a brilliant time visiting dalkey castle. Our tour group was small, and we were first shown an informational video about the history of the castle.... read more

    Rex F
    August 10, 2023

    star rating  Great  - I was impressed with the experience. Everything from the time I was greeted by reception to the guide and reenactors who go above and beyond. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience... read more

    Derek K
    August 6, 2023

    star rating  Living history tour is brilliant! - We visited the heritage centre whilst we stayed in Dalkey. We did the living history tour and it was a very entertaining way to spend an hour! The actors were... read more

    Alex J
    August 6, 2023
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