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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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  • We were lucky enough to do this walk on a stunning November day, others had the same idea so it was a bit of a procession, but lovely to see so many out walking, will definitely do the longer walk... 
    We were lucky enough to do this walk on a stunning November day, others had the same idea so it was a bit of a procession, but lovely to see so many out walking, will definitely do the longer walk...  more »
  • We visited and toured Howth with Mike and Missy (look up this tour and book it, you won't regret it). What a beautiful area of Dublin! 
    We visited and toured Howth with Mike and Missy (look up this tour and book it, you won't regret it). What a beautiful area of Dublin!  more »
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  • Gorgeous and clean hike! The views are amazing, and there are a few path options. There’s a small restaurant at the top by the lighthouse. It’s not a difficult hike but takes about an hour or just over if you’re going at a fast pace to get to the top
  • A breath-taking view, I would say It's one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. I did the purple trail and for some reason in the end I walked 12 Km (from the train station back). But the terrain is very flat so you don't feel tired. It is just an amazing hike to do, it's super close to dublin and you can disconnect from the busy city and connect with nature.

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