Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Howth Village and Marina

A great Day Trip to take while in Dublin, is a visit to Howth Head. This is a small peninsula(actually a tombolo) where, when you climb to the summit, you can get a spectacular view of Dublin City set against the Dublin Mountains in the background.

Howth village is a quaint little fishing village and yacht marina, and has lots to offer for a full day with its many walking areas, its castle and public golf course.

Howth Cliff Walk

The cliff walk around the peninsula is a walkers paradise with the spectacular views of Dublin Bay and the city. The round trip will take up to four hours to complete. You can stop off at the half-way mark for some food and refreshments at the excellent Summit Pub.

Read some reviews of Howth Cliff Walks here

You can watch the fishing boats coming back to harbour in the evening and then enjoy some of their catch in one of the many(20 plus) restaurants in the area.

Enjoy some after dinner Irish Music in the famous Abbey Tavern or in one of the many pubs in the area. See restaurants and bars.

Howth Castle and Public Golf Course

There are few places in Dublin that can beat the panoramic view from the highest point of Deerpark public golf course. This 450 acre public amenity also contains historic Howth castle and a small transport museum.

Malahide Castle

Set in 200 acres of parkland in the nearby village of Malahide this house was a private residence for nearly 800 years.

The house is now open to the public and is operated by Dublin Tourism www.dublintourist.com. A feature of the house is the Fry Model Railway.