Spending three days in the Malahide area can allow you to relax a bit more and enjoy the sights and sounds at a more relaxed pace.
Day one might involve a visit to Malahide Castle and Gardens.
Set in 260 acres, the Castle and Gardens is one of Irelands 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.
Day two might feature a leisurely stroll around the many shops and attractions in Malahide, Heritage village. 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 as well as award winning cuisine. A morning spent browsing and shopping might be rounded off with lunch in one of the many restaurants and bars that serve a wide range of meals from simple sandwiches to gourmet fare.
After the retail therapy of the morning it is time for a walk, a trip along the coastal path out past The Grand Hotel, provides the visitor with breathtaking scenery, brisk coastal air and stunning views of Lambay island. For visitors who fancy a more energetic afternoon a walk the full length of the coastal path between Malahide and Portmarnock is a must. 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. Visitors can relax on the beach, go for a swim or take in the sea air and beautiful scenery on the coastal walk.
The third day in the Malahide area might see visitors travelling further afield, taking public transport to Howth for a walk, and some refreshment. The more nimble footed visitor might choose to take a cliff walk from the pier up around ballscadden and back along the pavement to Howth village.
A relaxing meal, and refreshment back in one of Malahide’s many restaurants might be the perfect finish to three days in Malahide.