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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! It was a long walk but it was well worth it. Beautiful walk that was very chilly, so wear layers. I would not recommend the walk for the elderly nor young children.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michellelynnp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get to the lighthouse takes you quite some walking time (if you start in Howth) but the views you get on it are fantastic and also the motives for taking photos! I think you can also take your car closer as there is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mnlady56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the train from Dublin’s Tara St Station to Howth. Very convenient, comfortable, and clean. Short walk from the station to the port near the village, and its lighthouse. Beautiful waterfront views. Hiked up to Howth Head, near the summit after an excellent coffee at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 188ericv
Reviewed December 12, 2018

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 December 11, 2018

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 December 11, 2018 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 December 10, 2018 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
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 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
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BrummieMummyto4
May 26, 2018|
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Response from davidgF2298TZ | 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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jgraham1978
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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My husband and i are traveling to the UK this September. We will spend 8 nights in London an then travel to Edinburgh by train. We are staying the first 3 nights in a Airbnb rental on the Royal Mile. I am putting together a itinerary and need someone more familiar with the area to tell me if its a realistic plan. Day 1-Arrive by train, check in to rental, explore Royal Mile and Scottish Whiskey Experience Day 2-Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, Palace of Holyroodhouse, National...More
February 25, 2018|
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What coastal route?
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The Roxy is a pub which does pretty reasonable food. Not been to the others but would have no hesitation in recommending The Roxy
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May 13, 2013|
Response fromicelandicguide|
This is a 14 hour tour. The tour is actually a combo of two tours, but does not stop at all the places they do. IMO this tour is not worth doing. I would recommend trying to make this a two, or even better a three day tour, staying in the area of the glaciers for one or two nights.