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Howth Head

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Address: Howth Village, Howth, Ireland
Phone Number: 353861076140
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One of dublin's best views.. the head itself has nice walks around it, there is a car park and a place to have picnic's..the views are spectacular, Dublin bay, Dun Laoghaire... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of dublin's best views.. the head itself has nice walks around it, there is a car park and a place to have picnic's..the views are spectacular, Dublin bay, Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Bray and you can see all the way to Wicklow head..also there is great views of the lighthouse and the ships coming into the bay... the place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a stunning view of Dublin bay and all around. This natural beauty is one of the most stunning places in Ireland. The Scenery is breath taking and I love the cliff walks as we covered nearly 10 miles the day we went out to Howth. One of my favorite places in the whole of Ireland and so many places... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Leap of Frogs hike on a rain free day and it was pretty nice. It took us a little over 3 hours, which was in line with its description (usually we finish way sooner). In sum, it starts really nice up until the lighthouse. After, a long walk follows in narrow paths that are pretty bushy. There's... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like walking and if you like views...Howth head is a must visit. The scenery is breath taking and on a sunny day there is nothing like a picnic on the grassy slopes and sitting and watching the birds soaring. The cliff edge can be slightly daunting if you don't like heights but this walk goes up over the... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can't go wrong taking the stroll along this area! The views a spectacular...the winds is whipping, and the greenery blazes electrically in an overcast day. You can take tours, but it's simple enough to walk yourself...ask anyone in the area.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely scenic views but be careful of your footing .Good place to go to clear the head .Also great views of Dublin bay and the ships arriving and departing .

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Thank RocknRo32
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love walking Howth Head - it's refreshing with the sea breeze - provided there is not too much of a gale up & the rain is not coming in at a slant! Do wear good sturdy shoes with a grip and bring an extra layer as there is very little shelter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great walk with family on the head. Went round to Bailey lighthouse and back to Sutton castle. Need to keep eye on the kids as there are some sheer drops along the cliffs.

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Thank Dan M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous walk down to the cliffs. Free activity. I even loved looking at all the wonderful houses. Narrow path but a moderate walk for various abilities. Lovely photo opportunities. Highly recommend. Work up an appetite then pop down to the sea front for a fabulous selection of fresh seafood restaurants for all budgets!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The paths can be rugged but well worth it for the views,we were told it was only an hour and a half ,however allow at least two hours and take in the marvellous scenery.Near the top you look down on the lighthouse and the full beauty of this walk.Certainly stout shoes or walking boots are recommended. Walk back into the... More 

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