Howth (rhymes with both), is a fishing and yachting port, and popular suburban resort on the north side of Howth Head, 15km (9½ miles north-east of the city centre. Its attractions are easily appreciated, particularly at the coast. Howth Head gives fine views of Dublin Bay and the Wicklow Mountains or Boyne Valley beyond. In the bay is the rocky bird sanctuary and monastic island of Ireland's, to which boat trips may be taken in summer. Cliff paths lead around the coastline, through Howth village and its ruined abbey, and past Baily Lighthouse. The 15th-century Howth Castle is inland, partly ruinous, but with fine rhododendron gardens. A small, but impressive, transport museum can be visited near the DART railway station, featuring Howth's famous open-topped tram. Howth's pubs, hotels and fish restaurants make it a pleasant outing from Dublin.
Map of Howth
Getting To and Around Howth
For information on getting to and around Co. Dublin, see our Co. Dublin Transport Guide.
Public Transport to and around Howth
31N Howth, stop 579 Bus route operated by Nitelink, Dublin Bus
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Places to Stay in Howth
- King Sitric Guesthouse 6 East Pier
Things to Do in Howth
- Howth Castle Dublin 13
- Howth Harbour Harbour Road, Dublin 13
- Howth Harbour Gallery 6 Abbey Street, Dublin 13
- National Transport Museum Howth Castle
- St. Mary's Church St. Mary's Church
- Vintage Radio Museum Howth