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Howth Head, Howth

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Experience the natural beauty of Howth Head as you walk on paths through hilly and rugged terrain. The peninsula was originally an island but is now connected to the mainland via a tombolo, or narrow strip of land. Enjoy the picturesque scenery and watch for wildlife that thrives on the seaside cliffs. On a clear day, you can see the Wicklow Mountains and Dublin in the distance. Leave time for a stop at the Baily lighthouse and Howth, a nearby fishing village. Arrange your visit to Howth Head and discover more family-friendly attractions in Howth using our Howth trip planning website.
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  • Great hiking trail and a great place to take photos! Howth is only a 20 minute trail ride out from Dublin on the Dart - definitely worth the trip for the view :) 
    Great hiking trail and a great place to take photos! Howth is only a 20 minute trail ride out from Dublin on the Dart - definitely worth the trip for the view :)  more »
  • Such a lovely walk this, although not good if you suffer from vertigo. Some of the drops from the path would be very unforgiving. The views are so good though, especially on a fine day. Lots to... 
    Such a lovely walk this, although not good if you suffer from vertigo. Some of the drops from the path would be very unforgiving. The views are so good though, especially on a fine day. Lots to...  more »
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  • The Howth Head Peak feels like such a rewarding end to the long walk you took before. It offers you the most beautiful view onto the ocean. When I was up here, I felt like all my sorrows and worries were swept away by the wind, cheesy as it sounds. Loved it!
  • Amazing views around in Howth to go for a walk on the cliff. You will see thousands of seagulls on the cliff, beautiful. Nice rocks on the beach. Highly recommended.

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