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Howth, Ireland

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nirmay nirmay
3 reviews
Perfect outing around Dublin city Jun 01, 2011
I had always heard great things about the landscapes of Ireland, and Howth certainly is one of the significant contributors to that.

If you are staying in Dublin and looking for day outing, Howth is perfect place for minimum half a day to spend. The looped walks around the cliffs are a must visit. There are signages and more than enough details about these walks on the internet. Just wish for a good sunny day and you are in for a great time looking at the wide ocean, gulls, light houses & boats.

Worth a visit!
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Sunshine_Sammy Sunshine…
6 reviews
Howth rhymes with loaf Apr 28, 2011
It costs €4 to get to by train and takes less that 30 minutes from the City centre. The map has various routes to suit all levels of walkers. We opted for one of the shorter ones and stopped at the pub at mid point for a creamy well earned Guinness and lunch (max €15 each).

The views are absolutely gorgeous, wild flowers, lighthouses, cliffs, waves, boats and seals - what more could you want. We thought about taking a picnic and really regretted not following it through because there are some lovely benches along the way where we saw organised walkers munching into their packed lunches. So if you're on a budget I'd recommend it. Enjoy.
cellepasmita cellepas…
3 reviews
howth Apr 21, 2011
Very easy to access and very worthwhile is a trip to Howth.

You can take a bus from city center (eden quay) or jump on the dart and get off at the howth dart station.

You can go for a walk on the "cliffs" (if you have about 2 hours)or if you are short of time, you can stick with the marina, and have a go in feeding the seals. (for 3 euro you get a bag of fish to feed them). The scenary is amazing, and the local people are very friendly
ursa_p ursa_p
3 reviews
great walk Nov 03, 2010
If you are near or in Dublin take the train to village of Howth, it's super cheap and worth every cent. Howth is beautiful fishing village, you can "trek" the cliffs if you want a lil bit of exercise, there are diffrent routes you can take- from easy short one to more demanding long one, we decided to take one of the ones in the middle because we didnt have time for the 4h one. The cliffs are absolutely amazing and when you return to village down the hill you pass pretty amazing houses :)
ursa_p says:
i added some photos!
Posted on: Nov 05, 2010
Africancrab says:
Thanks for sharing!
Posted on: Nov 04, 2010
Eric says:
Thanks for the review and welcome to TravBuddy! Reminds me that I need to write a review of Howth.
Posted on: Nov 03, 2010
pms70 pms70
58 reviews
Free tourist attraction by the sea Jul 06, 2008
As this is a free attraction it will be very welcome to most travellers I'm sure!

Howth is situated to the north of Dublin city and the Dublin Bay. If you fly in from Europe you will actually fly over it, and while we were there my youngest daughter found it necessary to comment on every plane that flew over...

You can get to Howth by car, bus, or on the DART. I would recommend the latter as it will give you wonderful views across the bay and the station is very close to the harbour/marina.

We were there on a Sunday and this meant there were Farmer's Markets at the harbour. There are about 40 stalls with fresh produce and some food stalls as well. Along the harbour there are fish shops where you can purchase the catch of the day.

There are plenty of boast of course and some local seals visit the harbour in the hopes of being fed some fish. We saw about five of them up close, very exciting of course!

There is also a grassy area and a playground, so the kids can run around a bit. There are a few restaurants too which serve mostly fish dishes of course!

Some nice cliff walks around too if you feel so inclined.

I would definitely recommend this as a nice free day outing!
Yawning seal
Eric Eric
408 reviews
Picturesque Small Town By The Sea Sep 27, 2007
We stayed in Howth for one night, as a small detour from Dublin. It's fairly easy to get to by car, and has a small town, seaside feel as opposed to the urban, crowded feel of Dublin.

There are lots of paths to walk around by the cliffs, and many pubs by the waterfront to check out. Definitely worth a visit for at least one night if you want a change from Dublin.
fransglobal says:
Glad you liked it. I live near there...
Posted on: Nov 03, 2010

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