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Just a 'quick' drive out of Dublin: that is a subjective statement, of course, but went there twice - each time took about 30 mins. There are local buses as well, from City Centre, I believe. The views were so well worth it, I drove...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank patrice32
Reviewed 2 days ago

I brought my elderly Aunt and Uncle to see Howth Head as she used to live in Ireland and remembered being there as a child. They really enjoyed the scenery and were able to get a good view from the vantage point without too much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The walk to the summit along the coastal pathway is simply breathtaking. It remind s me of Bondi to Coogee beaches in Sydney and only 22 minutes on the DART from Connolly. The lazy amongst can get bus 31a to the summit from Talbot St....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vincent R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We made a beautifull hike and we loved it so much. Even in The rain It is beautifull. The nature is breathtaking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanLinksGroningen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am lucky enough to live near Howth, and never, ever take it for granted. It is like amazing to take the cliff walk from Howth Summit to the village (or the longer walk from the Sutton Martello tower) ... one could be on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 696catrionab
Reviewed November 7, 2018

it is a pain arrive there! especially in a raining day! But it worth all of it! It's amazing and it has almost a magic atmosphere!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cristina S
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Loved this hike and thought it was worth it. Took us about 1.5 hours at a moderate speed. Inclined are modest and roads are fairly well pathed. Only issue is the signage- not great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank weehawks
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Words are not enough to describe the beauty of the Cliff walk and the Howth Head. The rain was quite heavy during our visit, but the views were still unbelievable!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank yvren
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I visited this place on my short trip to Dublin and it was really amazing. The cliffs were so beautiful and I can recommend anyone who's visiting Dublin to get on the train and spend an afternoon here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 926caitlina
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Travelled from Dublin to Howth via the dart train!What a lovely place fishing village extraordinaire.Just beautiful enjoyed walking around the docks many fishing boats and fish shops with a variety of seafood.Wonderful places to eat among the docks.A must see if you are in Dublin.

Date of experience: October 2018
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BrummieMummyto4
May 26, 2018|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, and I guess it is late now. There are a couple of beaches in the walk. But going from Howth they might be a bit far for town
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Gregory G
April 4, 2018|
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Response from CSwogger | Reviewed this property |
No. Just show up to the Connolly train station and purchase. The express takes about 20 minutes to Howth. This station mainly serves Ireland East. You will have to check on the times. Easy, very scenic ride. Enjoy... More
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ljbsw
March 26, 2017|
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Response from R7483EGmichaelc | Reviewed this property |
Howth head and the walks are best done in your own. The walks are all well marked with colours each telling you how long they all take. They range from 45 mins to 3 hours so good selection. If you arrive by train turn left... More
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February 25, 2018|
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What coastal route?
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