Malahide is an affluent coastal settlement in North County Dublin, situated approximately 18km from Dublin city. The town is very attractively laid out, its streets radiate from the central diamond and are lined with colourful shops, merging with terraces of graceful homes and neat gardens. At the waterfront is a beautiful marina with coastal walks. Malahide is easily accessible from the City Centre on the DART trainline (Dublin Area Rapid Transit). The stop is 'Malahide' which is 7 minutes walk from the Grand Hotel, Malahide. Trains depart every 10 - 20 minutes.
Local Places to Visit
Malahide Castle and Gardens
The castle was built in the 12th century by the Talbot family, who remained in residence until 1975 when it came into state ownership. It attracts thousands of visitors every year and in 2012 a major renovation was completed. Now visitors can enjoy not only the Castle, but a visitor centre and access to the previously closed gardens which contain many rare species.
Toots - Malahide's Road Train
Toots operates every 30 minutes, starting out from the DART Station in Malahide, to the village shops and restaurants, past the Grand Hotel to the Blue Flag Beach and onto the highly acclaimed Malahide Castle and Gardens. You can choose to stay on for the 40 minute loop of this award winning little village or you can hop on hop off throughout the day and enjoy all that Malahide has to offer.
Avoca Shop and Cafe
Avoca is an Irish family-run business that is one of the world’s oldest surviving manufacturing companies. The Avoca store is home to an extensive range of clothing, artesian foods and the famous Avoca café. They export their famous throws & blankets as well as the clothing ranges to boutiques around the world and have their own food label with dozens of delicious products. There are Avoca perfumes, glassware, ceramics… enough to satisfy all your gift and gourmet needs.
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