Howth is a coastal village located on the outskirts of Dublin City. The town is known for its stunning scenery, charming harbour and delicious seaside restaurants.
Walk to Pearse Street Station. This walk takes about 25 minutes. Get the Dart, Dublin’s electric rail system, from Pearse Street Station towards Howth. This will be a northbound train that arrives on platform 2 and takes about 30 minutes.
Grab a coffee and a bite to eat at Howth Market. Bodega is a great coffee shop in the market. A range of food options, treats and souvenirs are available in the market, especially at the weekend.
Howth has a range of walking trails suitable for all difficulty levels. Our favourite walk is the cliff walk, which starts at the Kilrock car park, just 15 minutes from the harbour and Balscadden Bay. The trail will take you around the peninsula and features stunning views of the cliffs, Howth Harbour, Ireland’s Eye and the Irish Sea. When you spot the Bailey Lighthouse, keep an eye out for a signpost for the Summit.
Top Tip: Remember your swimsuit if you are heading to Howth on a sunny day! There are some beautiful coves and beaches to explore.
Head to The Summit Inn for some lunch and a drink. This traditional pub is popular with hikers and tourists who have worked up an appetite after a long walk. They serve traditional Irish food and lighter snacks such as sandwiches and chicken wings.
From The Summit Inn, walk down the Howth tramline towards the village. This path is right across the road from the pub. You can also get a Dublin Bus that leaves directly from Howth Summit.
Head towards Howth Castle. A golf course with a range of flora and fauna surrounds this stunning medieval castle. The castle has a rich history dating back to the 12th century, including the visit of the pirate queen Grace O’Malley, who famously visited the castle and abducted the lord of the castle’s son in 1576.
Relax and enjoy an ice cream and a stroll on the pier, or stop for a pint at one of Howth’s many pubs.
There are a ton of fantastic seafood restaurants on Howth’s West Pier. These restaurants serve freshly caught seafood and have amazing views of Howth Harbor and Ireland’s Eye Island. On your way to the restaurant, keep your eye out for the friendly seals who are always spotted beside the fishing boats.
Get the Dart back into the city centre and return to Jackson Court Hotel for a well-earned rest.
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