Three days in Malahide is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the sights and sounds of this seaside location.
Set in 260 acres Malahide Castle and Gardens is one of Ireland’s premier tourist attractions. The 12th century castle was home to the Talbot family for more than 800 years. The sight was reopened to the public in 2012 after a state of the art visitors centre and newly accessible gardens were installed. The gardens feature many rare species and are a must for all horticultural experts.
A visit to one of Malahide famous pubs or restaurants for a relaxing dinner and drink is the perfect way to round off the first day of your stay in Malahide.
A leisurely stroll around the many shops and attractions in Malahide, Heritage village is the perfect way to start day two. The village which retains many of its original architectural features is home to a wide variety of shops, featuring clothes, food and bric a brac. Finish off your morning shopping with lunch in one of the many restaurants and bars that serve a wide range of meals from simple sandwiches to gourmet fare.
Take a longer walk in the afternoon. The coastal path past The Grand Hotel, provides the visitor with breathtaking scenery, brisk coastal air and stunning views of Lambay island. The longer option for those who prefer a more energetic afternoon is to travel the full length of the coastal path to Portmarnock. The walk features Malahide beaches. Home to golden sandy beaches, miles of beautifully rugged coastline and stunning views of Lambay Island, the Howth peninsula and Dublin Bay.
Day three is the ideal time to venture further afield. A short hop on bus and train will bring you to Howth. This picturesque village is the ideal place for a cliff walk or to sample some of the award winning seafood of the region. A castle, transport and radio museum are great ways to spend a few hours in Howth. A relaxing meal, and refreshment back in one of Malahide’s many restaurants might be the perfect finish to three days in Malahide.