Things to do in Howth

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  • tony c
    Euless, TX311 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fishing village out side Dublin. Go to Connolly Station and get a ticket to platform 7. It is the last stop on the train ride so hard to screw up. So many small family restaurants and bars and they all looked great. We ate at the Abbey Tavern. It also has great views and long walking paths.
    Written May 4, 2024
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  • Tim Mc G
    Dublin, Ireland276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Howth is lovely place for walks. The cliff Path Walk is a good walk, it’s not long. It’s best to wear walking shoes because it’s steep and stony
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • Justina F
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even though it was cloudy and gloomy out we still were able to see the beautiful cliffs and scenery. It was beautiful and dramatic, I highly recommend
    Written November 5, 2023
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  • PassingBy_Just
    London, UK22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If one chances on a Hurdy-gurdy Radio Museum situated in a Martello tower, it would be almost sinful not to step inside. When will you next get the chance? This is a little gem. A fascinating array of radio (and telegraph) equipment, with well told stories to match. And the view from up there is great too.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • Tim Mc G
    Dublin, Ireland276 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this walk. It's very steep. Nice views of Dun Laoghaire Dublin Port, Dollymount Beach. Its easy to find, it wouldn't be an ideal place for a picnic
    Written April 4, 2024
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia20,364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located on Howth head, is this lighthouse in our opinion is best seen by boat, it looks so majestic, sitting in its salubrious surrounds.
    Written July 25, 2022
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland14,144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Howth Castle is still a private residence and tours can be arranged and they have public tours in August and September which can be booked on their website. The castle is impressive and well maintained. Next year I must go and visit.
    Written September 21, 2020
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland14,144 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s sad that this museum is currently closed but all attractions are closed at present. This museum is probably unknown to most in Dublin and the rest of Ireland. It is in need of major funding and our support. Please go and visit when restrictions end. Children will love this and the adults too.
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    Written September 21, 2020
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  • anyabug
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quick stop, but a must see. The views are breathtaking and a beautiful, historical must see. Go up the stairs next to the Abbey pub to access the ruins.
    Written October 24, 2019
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  • Howard-Liverpool
    Liverpool, UK3,292 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On a nice sunny day this is a lovely beach with great views. Looks very safe for children and is very flat - no shelving. The approaches to the beach are limited as the railway is to one side and the access points leave a lot to be desired. Not nice and one down a long narrow path by the railway station is filtyh. Dog muck in evidence the whole way - not nice and the town council should do something about this alleyway as it spoils a most magnificent town and harbour area
    Written June 11, 2019
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  • ChaosForever
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had an amazing time doing this hike with my friends. It starts at Howth Train Station and then you will proceed to walk for a while near the cliffs. After walking for sometime you will see a gap in the bushes on the side of a cliff and something that resembles a staircase. If you proceed to go down those steps there will be a rope which you can use to descend down the cliff to a beach. It's a nice and pretty isolated area since it's a bay surrounded on both sides with cliffs. We spent about an hour just sitting there and enjoying the view and then continued walking. Eventually the trail will loop inland where you could choose to go to the Howth Summit or continue on walking through the golf-course and into the forest. The trail loops back at Howth Train Station and afterwards you can go grab some food and rest. The hike took us about 3-4 hours since we were walking at a normal pace trying to enjoy the scenery, and we also took some breaks along the way. In total we travelled close to 20km which wasn't too bad, also taking into account that we took a detour going down to the beach. 10/10 and would definitely recommend going on a warm day like we did.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • Dowley
    Wicklow, Ireland473 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the climb up the hill. On a gorgeous sunny day the view is wonderful. Didn't go into the museum as a lot of students were around the its quite small.
    Written May 2, 2017
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