Why visit Howth?
Just North of Dublin City Centre is the charming village of Howth. This idyllic fishing village is the perfect day trip destination from Dublin, easily accessible by both bus and commuter train (DART). Here are three great reasons to visit Howth.
- Cliff Walk: Across from the train station is a map of Howth and its walking trails. The cliff walk to the summit of Howth head is stunning, with views of Ireland’s Eye, Dublin Bay and Lambay Lighthouse. Stop at the summit pub for a pint of Guinness or a hot port or go for a longer 2-3 hour ramble over the rugged landscape and forget you’re just 15 minutes from Dublin city Centre.
- Walk the pier. Howth Harbour is delightful and you can enjoy a more leisurely walk along the east or west pier to enjoy great views of Howth Village and Ireland’s Eye. If you’re lucky the resident seals will be playing by the east pier, so watch out for one of their heads popping out of the water as they say hello to visitors.
- You guessed it, some of the best seafood in Dublin can be enjoyed in Howth! Walk around this working fishing village to explore the range of food on offer. Enjoy the best traditional fish and chips in the city or sample some of the finest seafood cuisine all with the added perk of stunning coastal views.
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