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Malahide Castle & Gardens

Malahide Castle dates back to the 12th century. The most interesting places are the Oak Hall and the Great Hall, where you can learn about the history of the Talbot family. In the courtyard behind the castle there is a cafe and a handicraft shop and other commercial facilities. Behind the castle there are Talbot Botanic Gardens, which include, among others, walled palace garden and seven greenhouses, including a Victorian conservatory. A golf course and a cricket field were also built on the castle grounds.

The park adjacent to the castle is one of the few so well-preserved examples of landscape parks from the 18th century. There are wide lawns surrounded by a strip of trees. You can visit it freely.

The oldest parts of the castle come from the 12th century and were the home of the Talbot family for 791 years, until 1976. The building was significantly enlarged during the reign of Edward IV, and the towers were added in the 18th century.

According to legends, at least five ghosts appear in the castle. Among them are Lady Maud Plunkett, who is buried in the cemetery, and the castle caretaker, Puck, who lived here in the 16th century.


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