The picturesque village of Howth located in north county Dublin is the perfect destination when you need to escape the city. Overlooking Dublin Bay and with stunning views of Lambay Island and the Baily Lighthouse, this unique fishing village truly has something for everyone.
Walking aficionados will love the many routes you can take from Howth village. If you’re looking for a light, scenic stroll, simply explore the harbour and the pier as you admire the views over to Ireland’s Eye. You can even take a short boat trip to the island and explore its sandy beaches and stunning Martello tower. For longer walk that will get the heart pumping, check out the Bog of the Frogs route along the clifftops of Howth Head. The various walking routes are all well signposted in the village once you get off the DART.
While you’re in the village, check out Howth market for lots of local crafts and antiques, as well as organic food and treats. Howth Castle & Gardens are just a ten minute walk from the market where you can immerse yourself in local history or even sign up for a cookery course.
Once you’re finished exploring the village, you’ll be sure to have worked up an appetite! Visit O’Connell’s pub for a delicious meal prepared by our expert chefs using locally sourced ingredients, including fresh fish caught right here in Howth. Wash it all down with a pint of the black stuff or a specially prepared cocktail, while you watch the sunset over Dublin Bay.
Getting to Howth is easy – the DART trains run right from Dublin city centre into Howth village, or you can take the 31a bus from Talbot street. You can also cross the waves from Dun Laoghaire with regular cruise services available.