Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Dalkey

4.6
#1 of 10 in Things to do in Dalkey
Transport yourself through time when you visit Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, a castle and cultural center offering experiences like a live theater performance with costumed actors. Climb the battlements to overlook the sea and mountains. This castle serves as an entrance to the heritage center, where your blast into the past continues. Follow the interactive timeline as it takes you through early Christian, Viking, medieval, and Victorian times to the present day. If your schedule allows, check out St. Begnet's church and graveyard just outside, too. This seaside harbor has been home to many celebrities and writers, including Bono and Jane Emily Herbert. Arrange your visit to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre and discover more family-friendly attractions in Dalkey using our Dalkey trip planning site.
Create an itinerary including Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
424 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Informative and fun tour of Dalkey Castle!! The tour guides were funny, polite and shared very interesting historical facts. The reenactments were witty and really enjoyable. Also the view from the...  more »
  • Absolutely amazing tour of the castle. So much history and great re-enactments. Great gift shop. Everyone needs to go here at least once!  more »
Google
  • Definitely take the tour, worth every penny. Views from the top of the tower are amazing.
  • A fun and informative place to visit. Rather than the usual tour, re-enactors explained the history of the castle and ruined chapel which was very enjoyable as their enthusiasm for their subject shone through. There is also an interesting section on literary and artistic people like George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce who have lived or worked in Dalkey.
Places to stay near Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

Plan your trip to Dalkey

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dalkey

4.7
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.5
Duration:30 min

Side trips from Dalkey

4.8
Duration:2 h
3.7
Duration:2 h
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min