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  This was the most delightful tour we have been on in years! What fun to get to interact with “real” people who lived in the castle 100s of years ago!... read more

    avatar thumb katiebug_56
    November 27, 2023

    star rating  A great experience  - They did such an amazing job! A really fun tour that went into detail regarding the history of the castle, but the area of Dalkey itself. Fun with friends and... read more

    avatar thumb Devin M
    November 23, 2023

    star rating  Worth your time - Very welcoming and knowledgeable. Actors did a great job and were very interactive. Definitely not stop by if you have the time. It is very easy to travel to Dalkey... read more

    avatar thumb Gus L
    November 23, 2023
  • star rating  Small but really worthy! Actors and sceneries are well adapted and are really funny. You will have a nice experience with this tour!

    avatar thumb Mariana B
    November 20, 2023

    star rating  Castle tour  - Great tour for all ages, with fantastic interactions with the historical characters. The views from the rooftop was stunning.

    avatar thumb ann t
    November 13, 2023

    star rating  Absolutely wonderful - Fantastic experience! Well worth it, easy train ride from Dublin. History and humor. Great tour guide at the castle, wonderful medieval actors in character describing life in the castle.

    avatar thumb Steven L
    November 11, 2023
  • star rating  Well worth the visit - I brought a group of students to visit the castle. I was very impressed by the friendly professional staff.
    They love what they do and took the time to... read more

    avatar thumb carolanne r
    November 8, 2023

    star rating  Definitely worth a visit  - We have lived in the area for a few years now but didn't have a strong reason to go to the Dalkey Castle until a friend recommended it for Christmas.... read more

    avatar thumb Kelsey K
    November 2, 2023

    star rating  Halloween tour 2024 - Fabulous Halloween tour. Lots of fun for the whole family. We'll be back next year for sure. Highly recommend this fantastic event.

    avatar thumb edel k
    October 30, 2023
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