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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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  • 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 »
  • Magnificent walk around Howth Head from the summit around the loop and down to the village. Plenty of parking either you start at the summit or at the other end down in the village. The path is well....  more »
  • Fantastic cliffs and a lovely village. Excellent weekend getaway and if possible so go for the cliff walk.
  • The perfect place for a walk when the weather is lovely. The views are amazing. I wouldn’t recommend going if it’s too windy though, some of the cliff paths can be a bit thin.

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