Marlay Park

Holiday Travel Guide

Situated just a few miles to the south of Dublin city centre, Marlay Park is a vast 300 acre public park filled with serene woodlands, water features and some excellent walking trails. There are also some dedicated recreational spaces in the form of a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, football and cricket pitches, and even a miniature railway.

For anyone wanting to escape the city for a spot of relaxation and recreation, this is the place to come. With craft shops and a café, there’s something here for the whole family to enjoy.

The park was developed in the 1970s after Dublin County Council acquired the land. With great bus services from the city serving the park, it’s become a popular attraction for both residents and tourists throughout the year. In the summer months, it also transforms into a top festival venue, with a capacity of over 30,000, hosting the likes of Sting, Van Morrison and R.E.M. in recent years.

The park centres around Marlay House, built by Thomas Taylor and known locally as The Grange. The house is a fine example of Georgian architecture and a great focal point for the surrounding park space. Next to the house is an ornamental Regency kitchen garden, with daily tours available during the summer months.

Marlay Park is also the starting point for the 132-kilometre Wicklow Way walking trail, which winds its way from here towards the Dublin Hills and Wicklow Mountains.

Top 10 Hotels Near Marlay Park

Highfield House
Highfield House
3 out of 5
Marne Villas, Dublin
Situated in Dublin, this guesthouse is within 3 miles (5 km) of Marlay Park, Dundrum Town Centre and Beacon Hospital. St. Luke's Hospital is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) ...
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Highfield House
Dublin homestay
Dublin homestay
Willbrook Estate, Dublin, County Dublin
Situated in Dublin, this bed & breakfast is within 3 miles (5 km) of Marlay Park, Dundrum Town Centre and St. Luke's Hospital. St. Patrick's Cathedral and Christ ...
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Dublin homestay
The Mews
The Mews
4 out of 5
48A Clonlea, Ballinteer. D16, Dublin
Situated in Dublin, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Dundrum Town Centre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Marlay Park and University College Dublin. ...
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The Mews
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Top Marlay Park Hotel Deals

No 9 Rathgar
No 9 Rathgar
3.5 out of 5
9 Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin
The price is RM361 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
No 9 Rathgar
Highfield House
Highfield House
3 out of 5
Marne Villas, Dublin
Highfield House
Dublin homestay
Dublin homestay
Willbrook Estate, Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin homestay
The Mews
The Mews
4 out of 5
48A Clonlea, Ballinteer. D16, Dublin
The Mews
Loretto Rathfarnham
Loretto Rathfarnham
3.5 out of 5
Handel House, Loretto Abbey, Rathfarnham, Dublin
Loretto Rathfarnham
Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham
Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham
3.5 out of 5
Loreto Abbey, Dublin, County South Dublin
Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham
IMI Conference Centre & Residence
IMI Conference Centre & Residence
3 out of 5
Sandyford Road, Dublin, Dublin
IMI Conference Centre & Residence
Spacious 1 Bedroom Flat in Dublin
Spacious 1 Bedroom Flat in Dublin
3.5 out of 5
Orwell Road, Dublin, Dublin (region)
Spacious 1 Bedroom Flat in Dublin
Clayton Hotel Charlemont
Clayton Hotel Charlemont
4 out of 5
Charlemont Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin
The price is RM537 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Clayton Hotel Charlemont
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.