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“Amazing fishing town”
Review of Howth Head

Howth Head
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Amazing fishing town”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Don't miss out a trip to this beautiful seaport during your visit to Dublin. Just 13 miles away but easily accessible by bus (make use of your Rambler ticket). As the bus approaches Howth watch out for the wonderful view of the little town across the bay. Once there you can trek or cycle around the little peninsula enjoying scenes of the blue sea, sea gulls, fishing boats and quaint old buildings dotted all around. We came back with another wonderful buy...one whole salmon at least 2 kg in size and the freshest we have ever eaten!

Visited September 2013
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Benalmadena, Spain
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“Wonderful.”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

By far one of the most amazing places I have ever been in my life. The whole atmosphere is quite unique. First the docks with an amazing view and where you can find great seafood, then you can go to the ancient church and cemetery up the hill before you reach the cliffs. The cliffs are stunning. I was very lucky to catch a huge fog while hiking, which made feel the magic of the place. After the lighthouse you end up in an avenue where the trip seems to be over, but it's not. If you take the left in the avenue, after you pass the the convent there's a discreet track on the left side of the road where you can go down and keep hiking. You'll find an amazing secluded beach down the cliffs. The pathway ends in a lovely waterfront neighbourhood with a nice view to the Bull's Island, about 20 minutes walking from Sutton station, where you can take the train back to Dublin.

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Amazing half a Day.”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We wound up here with no idea what to expect just fancied a trip out of the centre and we had our rambler passes at hand we spent the morning in sandy mount by the beach then a quick flick through the guide book we headed for Howth. After a pleasantly un cramped bus journey we arrived to the calm harbour and had a wander along the pier to the light house and got a great view of Ireland's Eye we then consulted our map and head out for the cliff walk we had the perfect day for it and enjoyed the views and relative peace compared to Dublin we walked for a while saw the light house then headed to the summit and caught a bus back to town. Where we fed the seagulls and ate fish and chips this was such a nice day really I'd recommend it to anyone and hope you have the same weather we did.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful spot very close to Dublin”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Short hop on the DART from Dublin and well worth the fare. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from (we used The Deep which was very good). The working harbour was interesting and we even saw a family of seals playing inside the harbour which delighted my children. Top tip: walk to the very end of the row of restaurants and fish shops and pick up a free map at the Tourist Information Office for walking routes around the head. And note that it's pronounced 'how' (roughly).

Visited August 2013
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and special”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was with my sisters and cousins. Our grandfather Harford was born here. It carries special memories from our childhood. Even without the family and emotional connections this is an exceptional place. The harbour is pretty and on the day we were there it was bustling with people and yachts. A short walk takes you up the hill with fabulous views across to Island’s Eye and down to the Bailey lighthouse. We passed Balscadden House with a plaque to say that W.B. Yeats lived there. On this occasion we didn’t have time to walk up Shielmartin Hill where our great grandmother and grandfather used to live. It is a wonderful place with amazing views. Down in the town there are many places for a drink or something to eat. We chose the King Sitric, a good choice.

Visited September 2013
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