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Howth Head

Howth Village, Howth, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Howth
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Windermere, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is a nice little town on the water to enjoy some time and eat lunch. Fish and chips are very good at the take away place on the main street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Hadnt been to howth for a long time and was blown away recently on a day trip in good weather...the head has stunning views that people travel to the west to see and rght in dublin city..great paths to explore and work up an appitite for the restaurants back in howth centre

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Howth is a nice day trip, hour-long train ride outside of Dublin. Spent a few hours there just walking around, had some fish and chips and seafood chowder at Beshoffs (food was so good!!). We didn't stay too long since we had reservations at Guinness that night, but really enjoyed our time there. I'd recommend a whole day so you... More

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Bronx, New York
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315 reviews 315 reviews
168 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

HOWTH FISHING VILLAGE A beautiful old light house stands in the harbor and is surrounded by numerous fishing boats. Along the harbor, the old warehouses have been converted into seafood restaurants. The old fisherman stone houses on the side streets have been converted into upscale shops. The once tranquil fishing village have become a tourist attraction filled with restaurants, boutiques,... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

" I being poor have only my dreams and I have spread my dreams beneath your feet tread softly for you tread on my dreams" W.B Yeats one of our most famous poets wrote these lines while he lived in Howth and as you ramble about Howth head their is a plaque with these words inscribed on it. It is... More

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you're in Dublin, take the train (dart) from Pearse Station for the 1/2 hour ride to Howth. It's a charming fishing village with incredible views: a ruin, a harbor and a lighthouse. Be sure to visit at sunset and stroll up to the lighthouse. We didn't have reservations so were not able to eat at one of the restaurants... More

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Covington, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We drove to the top of the area and took one of the trails to the light house. The view was spectacular, it was very windy and we had to wear a jacket in the middle of August. The terrain is moderate in difficulty, specially due to the steep descend and wet areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Others have already said it: go to Howth. It's a quick train trip out of Dublin and a complete change of scene. Great walks on beaches and headlands, views over the ocean, changing skies, harbor activities. It must be added that for pebble-fanciers, the beaches are troves of beautiful, variegated stones. When you're done with the beach or the harbor... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went to both the harbour and the summit and walked around and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. We went to a lovely coffee shop in the harbour for lunch. It was very clean with no litter lying about. It was nice having an ice cream van at the summit so we could have a ice cream after climbing the... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stuck for something to do having visited the regular recommended Dublin sightseeing places, we found Howth. What a change from Dublin City centre. Lovely little fishing village with fantastic walks up and around Howth Head. Choice of walks depending on your mobility and stamina, although the signage wasn't fantastic we found our way eventually. Pub at the top of The... More

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