Drop-in Tours of Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Looking for things to do in Dublin? A visit to Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is a must!

All visits to the castle are guided. Drop-in / walk-in tours for individuals run every half hour. For group bookings (10+) see Guided Group Tours.

Our reception guides and costumed actors will bring the history to life for you with a live theatre performance as part of every Guided Tour. The structured part of the Drop-in tour lasts approx. 40 mins and you are free to browse around afterwards.

What will I see?

Experience what life was like in the Middle Ages with our costumed actors on the living history tour. You will also have time to browse around the site where you will see:
• An Early Christian Church & Graveyard dating back to 700AD
• The 14th century mini castle (1390) with all its defensive features intact: Murder Hole, Machicolation and Battlements.
• A Heritage Centre with interactive screens (in 12 languages) and scaled models.
• A Writers’ Gallery featuring the work of 45 writers and creative artists from Joyce to Bono and Beckett to Maeve Binchy.

Dalkey Castle Opening Hours

Monday: 10.00 – 17.30
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday – Friday: 10.00 – 17.30
Saturday & Sunday & Bank Holiday: 11.00 -17.30
The last tour is at 16.35.

Admission: Adult €9.95, Concession €8.95, Child (under 12) €7.95, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children (under 12) €25. Check in advance to avoid pre-booked groups.

Directions to Dalkey Castle

Take a look at the adventure that awaits you!