Howth Co Dublin

Though Dublin city garners most of the attention, the county’s coastline is also worth a visit. The harbour town of Howth is the perfect destination to explore the quainter side of Irish life. The pretty port town features a major fishing centre, a yachting harbour, some beautiful hill walks, and some of the most renowned real estate in Dublin. Discover the attractions of this seaside town.

Enjoy views from Howth Head

Howth Head is one of the most popular attractions in the seaside town. The promenade is home to a long-standing lighthouse, perched on the edge of the cliffs. From here, you can take in breath-taking views of Dublin Bay, and the Celtic Sea.

Explore Irish countryside

Howth is home to beautiful cliffside trails, including the cliff path loop. This 6km walk takes you on a circular path, and provides phenomenal views of Lambay Island, Ireland’s Eye, and Dublin Bay. On clear days, you may also be lucky enough to see the grey seals that make their home in these waters.

Dine in local restaurants

Howth is a foodie’s heaven. With fresh sea food so readily available, its pubs and fish restaurants are some of the best in Ireland. Many of these are situated along the water front, allowing you to enjoy fresh sea air while you dine.

Visit Howth castle

Howth Castle has stood since the 13th century, and has been the home of one family for over 800 years. While it remains a family home, it provides a beautiful example of Irish architecture, and tours can be arranged during the summer months.

Boat to offshore islands

Ireland’s Eye is an isolated island, located off the coast of Howth. This small, uninhabited island is ideal exploring untouched Ireland, and is home to a myriad of Irish wildlife, including seabirds and seals. Ferries can be organised from Howth Harbour.

Travel to Howth

The harbour of Howth on the northside of Dublin, a quick train ride from nearby Grand Canal Station. Or, if journeying by car, it shall take less than 40 minutes to reach your coastal destination from the Dylan Hotel.

Book a boutique hotel, Dublin

The Dylan Hotel is within travelling distance of all of Dublin’s attractions, including Howth Harbour. Our guest rooms offer the pinnacle of modern luxury, featuring uniquely Irish and contemporary designs. In fact, they’ve given us a reputation as one of the most luxury hotels Dublin has to offer. Browse our range of special offers and book your stay today.

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