guided walks

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 €15 per person (6 x €15, total €90) +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  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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Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre
Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin,
Ireland, A96 DE61

[email protected]

+353 1 285 8366

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