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Best things to do in Howth

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Farmers Market
“Fishing port and yacht marina with a nearby Castle and wonderful walks around the headland. Great eateries from humble fish and chips to fine dining. Lots of pubs with good atmosphere. Try the Harbour Bar at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon. Frequented mostly by locals and slightly off the usual tourist trail. Fantastic walks along the East pier out to the lighthouse with views to Ireland's Eye island. The West pier hosts a number of fish restaurants and some playful seals in the harbour. ”
194 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Tiny restaurant with great seafood tapas. If you can get a place, you’re in for a treat. ”
17 locals recommend
Establishment
“Howth Head offers a stunning hiking trail with amazing views. Howth can be accessed on the DART train line, further information can be found on www.irishrail.ie.”
11 locals recommend
Pub
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“Popular with tourists, offering quality food and drink, with regular live music sessions.”
11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a perfect restaurant for Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner. Just a short stroll up the road from the Georgian Rooms . www.thehouse-howth.ie ”
13 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful Cliffs close to the city. Take the train for 20 minutes and enjoy the stunning scenery. You might even spot some seals in the water. Great pictures guaranteed.”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the most pricey of my recomendations but well worth it for a special treat. And if you've just completed one of the many beautiful walks over Howth head you'll deserve it. Aqua is situated down the end of the pier, the views over the sea at sunset are spectacular. On the way be sure to check out the seals which often hang out by the pier looking to be fed.”
7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Great place for a 6km hike with beautiful views of the Irish sea. Easily accessibly by car or public transport (DART). There are lovely pubs and seafood restaurants in the village for a bite to eat and drink afterwards. ”
9 locals recommend
Pub
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“as well as decent place to eat the Bloody Stream is perhaps the liveliest of the bars in Howth when the evening comes. Late licence at weekends.”
11 locals recommend
Hotel
“Pay and play, nice golf course, stunning views over Dublin Bay. Also take a tour of Howth Castle, available in August and September only”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“There are several lovely walks with beautiful sea and harbour views in Howth.”
2 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Howth Market offers a unique experience with a vast array of organic produce, freshly baked goods, jewellery, clothing, antiques and much more. The market itself is open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday from 10am to 6pm whilst the front five units are open 7 days a week.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good seafood restaurant with lots of maritime mementos on the walls and ceiling”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Howth is a lovely fishing village, highly recommended to visit. The Summit Inn is a great place to visit at weekends, offering an excellent pint of Guinness and very reasonably priced food. Especially good on those rare clear days when the sun is shining, offering great views over Lambay and Ireland's Eye, and only a short walk from Summit Viewing Point overlooking Dublin Bay.”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great seafood restaurant and bar with views of Howth Village and the Irish Sea. ”
5 locals recommend
Premise
“If you have extra time take the train (Dart) to Howth Village outside city , buy Fish & Chips for lunch, walk up the hill for view of Irelands Eye Island., walk the east pier and listen to the busker.”
5 locals recommend