Howth Head, Howth

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Experience the natural beauty of Howth Head as you walk on paths through hilly and rugged terrain. The peninsula was originally an island but is now connected to the mainland via a tombolo, or narrow strip of land. Enjoy the picturesque scenery and watch for wildlife that thrives on the seaside cliffs. On a clear day, you can see the Wicklow Mountains and Dublin in the distance. Leave time for a stop at the Baily lighthouse and Howth, a nearby fishing village. Arrange your visit to Howth Head and discover more family-friendly attractions in Howth using our Howth trip planning website .
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  • Try to go on dull days or during the week. The weekends are just too full of visitors. Go by train as by car/ bus can be just painful in traffic at the weekends  more »
  • Incredible place very near the capital Dublin have several options such as bus, train, I chose the 2nd option were almost €7 round trip and turned from the city, shortly before arriving you have great views from the train.
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  • We did a tour with Sandemans guided about €25. The Guide, Maxi, magnificent, loquacious, efficient and eager to help. We caught the train at Connelly station. When you arrive, it is advisable to buy some food if you want to make the trip by del monte, which is accessed through the door of the Castle/Golf course. The views from the Summit, where we ate, are breathtaking, throughout the peninsula and the isthmus that unites it with Dublin is displayed. During the descent, we walked along a path that followed the cliffs to reach the port. View a postcard on the lighthouse. It is advisable to wear good shoes to walk for about two hours. If don't want to walk so much, the alternative is get to the cliffs and the lighthouse from the port and return by the same site. Excrsion advisable to see something more than Dublin, 20 minutes by train.
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  • Amazing way to have a short getaway from the busy life of Dublin. I was making a loop across Ireland and was so lucky with the weather! The colour were amazing!
  • Great place for a day out with the family, easily accessible from the Dart train, Lots to see, great walks, markets, lighthouse, live musicians on the peer, too much to see in one day! A must visit!
  • This is a great coastal walk within Dublin with spectacular views of cliffs. There are plenty of good restaurants in Howth. Good half day activity
  • Fantastic location full of history beauty with amazing walking tracks. A must for everyone.
  • One of the most attractive sites on the east coast. Well worth a visit.

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