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Howth Head

Howth Village, Howth, Ireland
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Laguna Niguel, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We took the short train ride to Howth on a sunny Saturday in August along with many other Dubliners, arriving for a late lunch. We put our name in at The Oar House while we walked out to the west pier with views of the harbor and lighthouse. After lunch, we got a map from the nearby store and tried... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Catch the Dart train to Howth and walk the cliffs to see the lighthouse and then take some lunch in the town, seafood platter and a Guinness, grand day out to be sure!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very easy hike with amazing views. This little adventure is a simple 30 minute ride outside the city and absolutely worth it. Do wear comfortable shoes as it's not just a stroll.

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Taranto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A place to go: beauty & silence (if the other tourists are not near you). A nice walk from the little fishermen village, but you are in front to the sea!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We took a day trip to Howth using the Dart from Dublin. It was cheap and easy. The water, cliffs and pier with all the fishing and sail boats is a nice photo op. We ate at the Abbey but were not impressed with the food or the location. Eat down by the pier instead. This is a nice one... More

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San Francisco, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We tried to walk the cliffs but it was way too windy and we were fearful of being blown off the cliffs. The views are extraordinary and it is supposed to be a lovely walk between the two lighthouses there.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a great destination for a daytrip when in dublin. You reach howth by dart and can follow one of the marked walking tours. There are four different tracks, just take a map from the tourist information booth at the harbour. You can walk along the cliffs. We went there on a sunday and it was very busy, i... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited Howth on a recent trip to Ireland. We had a nice drive along the bay while looking for Howth Head.

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Windermere, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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bordeaux
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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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