Malahide

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Located on a scenic stretch of the County Dublin coastline, the historical seaside town of Malahideboasts glorious views over the Irish Sea. Known locally as ‘The Village’ Malahidehas a keen culture of shops, top class restaurants and ancient Gaelic heritage, all situated close to the lovely Georgian townhouses that litter its historic centre.

Seeking some local history? You could pay a visit to Malahide Castle, which dates back to the 12th century and is located in some stunning parkland. You can also explore the marina, head out shopping, book a guided trip to the nearby Lambay Island or even hit the local casino. With so much to offer, Malahide promises an unforgettable seaside break for every kind of visitor.

History in MalahideMalahide’s early history dates back to the 8th century with the arrival of the Vikings. The Vikings were ousted in the 12th century. The town became connected with the Talbot family who lived in what is now the heritage attraction of Malahide Castle. Industry thrived and with the coming of the Georgian era, the town became a popular seaside resort, which it still is today.

Pay a Visit to Malahide CastleMalahide Castle, situated just south of the centre is an impressive fortification complete with imposing stone turrets. Parts of it date all the way back to the 12th century. While you must pay to tour the inside of the castle, its beautiful gardens are free of charge and an excellent example of in-tact 18th century landscaping. The castle’s green grounds and the nearby rustic woodland are great spots for a summer picnic.

Shopping in MalahideIf you like to mix heritage with modern culture, you might want to pay a visit to Malahide’s Georgian centre. Here you can explore a series of restaurants and bars, as well as a range of shops from fashionable boutiques and beauty parlours to more well-known high street names. The town even has a small mall. A must for any retail aficionado, why not treat yourself to a souvenir in Malahide’s picturesque historic centre?

Head to Malahide MarinaMalahide Marina is a lovely backdrop to the seaside eateries and bars. Here you can charter a boat or book a guided tour to Lambay Island, about 2.5 miles off the coast. The island is home to a selection of wildlife such as birds, cattle, deer and –believe it or not – wallabies! These unusual Antipodean inhabitants were introduced in the 1980s after their habitat at Dublin Zoo became overcrowded. They now thrive here. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to spot one.

Sports in MalahideRugby, football, basketball, cricket, hockey and sailing all have a home in Malahide. With Gaelic sports and golf also on the agenda, why not get involved? Malahide’s 18-hole golf course is set in luxuriant parkland and its especially difficult 17th hole attracts golfers from all over Ireland. What better way to make the best of Ireland’s striking landscape than with a club in your hand?

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Heatherview B&B
3 out of 5
Malahide Road, Malahide, Dublin
The price is RM446 per night from 16 Oct to 16 Oct
Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 9 mi (15 km) of 3Arena, Christ Church Cathedral and The Convention Centre Dublin. St. Patrick's Cathedral ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (77 reviews)
"Comfortable bed and so clean.Great choices for breakfast.Very friendly hosts"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2021

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Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
4 out of 5
The Coast Road, Malahide, Dublin
The price is RM812 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic hotel is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Malahide Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Portmarnock Golf Club and National Show Centre. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (851 reviews)
"the stafff were exceptional, the food was of the highest standard, the only negative was the duvet was too heavy otherwise the room was great"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

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The Lodge
The Lodge
3 out of 5
2 Kinsealy Ln, Malahide, County Dublin
Situated in Malahide, this golf holiday home is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Malahide Castle and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Portmarnock Beach. Christ Church Cathedral and Trinity ...
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"This property is perfectly situated just by Mslahide Castle. The welcome received was friendly and informative from Shay and Sandra. They were there if you needed them but gsve you your privscy.. The lodge offered everything you could possibly need. Not suitable for people with mobility issues but ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2019

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The Lodge
The Lodge
3 out of 5
2 Kinsealy Ln, Malahide, County Dublin
Situated in Malahide, this golf holiday home is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Malahide Castle and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Portmarnock Beach. Christ Church Cathedral and Trinity ...
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"This property is perfectly situated just by Mslahide Castle. The welcome received was friendly and informative from Shay and Sandra. They were there if you needed them but gsve you your privscy.. The lodge offered everything you could possibly need. Not suitable for people with mobility issues but ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2019

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Luxurious Malahide Townhouse
Luxurious Malahide Townhouse
4 out of 5
Jameson Orchard, Malahide, Malahide
Situated in Malahide, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Malahide Castle, Malahide Beach and Portmarnock Beach. Portmarnock Golf Club and Swords ...
2.3/5 (3 reviews)
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"We were well impressed with this accommodation We were in Malahide at a funeral and the accommodation, the place everything was perfect"

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2019

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Sophia Townhouse B&B
Sophia Townhouse B&B
Jameson Orchard, Malahide, County Dublin
Situated in Malahide, this villa is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Malahide Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Portmarnock Golf Club and National Show Centre. The Convention ...
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