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Guided Historical Walk

Take the fresh sea air on a guided historical walk around the picturesque coastal heritage town of Dalkey. At Coliemore Harbour, hear about the Viking slave trade on Dalkey Island, how Dalkey got its name and why large ships anchored in Dalkey Sound.

On Castle Street, marvel at the origins of ‘daylight robbery’, the discovery of a horde of Viking coins and how a young woman led the Dalkey Gold Rush.

Dalkey is famously home to, and a favourite of, a host of celebrities. See where Hollywood A listers Matt Damon and Brad Pitt bought their groceries, where Harry Styles went swimming, where Bono brought Michelle Obama for lunch and where Maeve Binchy had her own lunch table.

We offer luxury experiences for those looking for something even more exclusive.

These walks must be pre-booked and a minimum group number of 6 is required.

Tickets €16 per person (6 x €16, total €96) +Booking Fees.

View of Dalkey Island, Vico Baths and Sorrento Terrace from Killiney Hill Dalkey on Dalkey Castle Guided Walk
Tour Duration

75 Minutes

Age Restriction



16 People


Coach Parking Nearby

What our Visitors say...

  • star rating  Excellent  - Our guide monatta was so friendly and knowledgeable and archer ciaran was absolutely fantastic in his role, we were all amazed how he could joke back and forth with our... read more

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    May 27, 2024

    star rating  Castle Tour - What a fantastic tour! We traveled from Virginia and luckily discoved the castle. A very nice, friendly and professional staff welcomed us when we arrived. The rest as one might... read more

    avatar thumb William K
    May 27, 2024

    star rating  Great!!  - I only stumbled on this place whilst out tootling in the good weather. Ordinarily I wouldn't have gone as would have thought it to be childish. BUT! I am so... read more

    avatar thumb Janet_M186338
    May 25, 2024
  • star rating  Dalkey Castle is an experience - The tour guide and cast were all amazing. They definitely love sharing the history of Dalkey and its castle. The tour was well thought out and provides a... read more

    avatar thumb petesL792SA
    May 20, 2024

    star rating  Dalkey Castle is a wonderful jewel in quaint town.  - All the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. The three historical actors were excellent and really enriched our tour. Anthony, our archer was a most delightful guide. My travel friend... read more

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    May 19, 2024

    star rating  Amazing visit!  - I highly recomend this visit! the actors and the guide were excellent and I learned a lot of interesting stuff, not only history and dates but also lots of details... read more

    avatar thumb Giovanni M
    May 14, 2024
  • star rating  Fantastic, Fun and Educational Experience  - I absolutely loved this tour. It was amazing to see the history of this stunning building come alive and I felt the experience was great value for money. I loved... read more

    avatar thumb Departure44417244139
    April 28, 2024

    star rating  Great and interesting tour  - Great tour and local history. Super guide and amazing actors, definitely worth a visit this year or summer into Heritage free tours when available

    avatar thumb Susan B
    April 26, 2024

    star rating  Informative and very interesting.  - A most informative, entertaining and well presented tour. I found this by chance and so happy I did. I highly recommend it.

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    April 18, 2024

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Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin,
Ireland, A96 DE61

[email protected]

+353 1 285 8366

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