180. Malahide, Ireland

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Why

Are you a fan of castles? Then you should head north out of Dublin to see this one. It also has a huge garden so you can stretch your legs and get some fresh air from the big city. The town of Malahide is also worth seeing as well. Plus its right on the seafront, so its quite picturesque.

Malahide, Ireland - Welcome

Malahide, Ireland – Welcome

Malahide, Ireland - Malahide Castle

Malahide, Ireland – Malahide Castle

Where

Malahide is located just north of Dublin. It’s just under an hour by train.

How To Get Here

By Train

Train service in Ireland is provided by Irish Rail. The ride is about an hour from Dublin. Trains are frequent as well. Note; Trains will be crowded at during the peak commuting to work hours.

Malahide, Ireland - Malahide Train Station

Malahide, Ireland – Malahide Train Station

By Plane

The closest major airport is Dublin (DUB). Then head into the city and take the Irish Rail northbound to Malahide.

The following airlines has service to Dublin International Airport (DUB):

Aegean Airlines (A3), Air France (AF), Aer Lingus (EI), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Arkia (IZ), ASL Airlines France (5O), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), CityJet (WX), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Finnair (AY), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airlines (S7), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Transavia (HV), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY), WestJet (WS) and Wow Air (WW).

Malahide, Ireland - Aer Lingus Boeing 757 Taking off from DUB

Malahide, Ireland – Aer Lingus Boeing 757 Taking off from DUB

By Bus

The Bus Eireann will take you into Malahide. Very reliable and comfortable.

By Car

If you are already in Ireland or Europe, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Shared Ride

You can try a service like Carpool Ireland.

Where To Stay

There are a few hotels in Malahide, the largest of which is the Grand Hotel, shown below. You may also opt for a Bed and Breakfast.

Malahide, Ireland - Grand Hotel

Malahide, Ireland – Grand Hotel

Malahide, Ireland - House

Malahide, Ireland – House

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

Malahide has many places to eat and being a seaside town, they have fish too.

Malahide, Ireland - Fish Shack Cafe

Malahide, Ireland – Fish Shack Cafe

 

Malahide, Ireland - Siam Thai Restaurant

Malahide, Ireland – Siam Thai Restaurant

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

The main attraction here is Malahide Castle. It’s a bit difficult to find though if you use the local directions. Walk the town and explore it; don’t worry its not too big so you are fine.

They also have a Malahide App, that shows you what to see around town.

Malahide, Ireland - Seafront

Malahide, Ireland – Seafront

Malahide, Ireland - Seafront

Malahide, Ireland – Seafront

 

Malahide, Ireland - ecars

Malahide, Ireland – ecars

Malahide, Ireland - Victorian Green House

Malahide, Ireland – Victorian Green House

 

Malahide, Ireland - Malahide Castle

Malahide, Ireland – Malahide Castle

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.

 

Additional Information

Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent

Currency: Euros (EUR)

Tourism Ireland

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Malahide, Ireland - Malahide Castle Tower

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