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Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour

  • Walking tour of the landscape of Howth
  • Learn about the history, legends, and culture of the area
  • Stop to rest and take photos at scenic viewpoints
Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour
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Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour
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Trek the coastal paths of the Howth Peninsula on this walking tour. Follow your experienced adventure guide along the cliffs and through the woodlands of this area, stopping at scenic overlooks and areas of spectacular natural beauty. Listen as your guide's commentary takes you back through the millennia in Irish history, including tales about the Vikings, Normans, Druids, and Celts.
What to Expect
Dressed for trekking, meet your guide, a former coastguard member who knows the area intimately, near Howth Harbour and set off for your walking tour of Howth.
Climb the hill up and out of the town, then continue through the ancient woodland. As you travel over the rustic trails and paths, listen to your guide's narrative about the history of Howth, including its legends and fables.
Reach Aideens Grave, the magical portal tomb that is said to be a gateway to the underworld. Walk through the unusual jungle, imported to Ireland from the former Siam by Lord Howth centuries ago. In the woodland of the southern peninsula, trek through heathers and heath of Shielmartin Hill toward a dramatic coastal cliff. 
Stop for a rest at Red Rock Creek, then search out some coastal caves (tides permitted), where you can see some of the marine life that thrives below the water line. 
Climb up the well-known cliffside paths to Baily Green. Walk back down into town via the old tramlines, returning to the harbor.
Reviews (50)
1 - 5 of 44 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful hike....loved it!

Close to Dublin is this beautiful peninsula where we hiked for 4 1/2 hours with Shane. It was windy and there was some rain but we loved every minute of it. Our guide Shane knows so much about Howth and is full of stories and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carpediem2011
Reviewed 2 days ago
Beautiful and interesting

We loved being out in a relatively undeveloped and spectacular natural environment. Shane had wonderful stories and was a great guide. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jane c
Reviewed 4 days ago
Just go!

I'm not much of a hiker, but I will be from now on. Shane lead us through this beautiful area only half an hour outside of Dublin. He knows the place 'on his little thumb' as we would say in Dutch... like it's is own...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Miranda V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A beautiful treasure near Dublin!

First of all, my words cannot do justice to Shane’s knowledge and passion for Howth. 30 minutes by DART from Dublin and you are right in the harbour. Shane was prompt, it was just our party of three and off we went! Not going to...More

Thank m1a2tanks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great birthday hike!!

Our guide Paul was very accommodating and knowledgeable throughout. It was quite a windy and rainy day in Howth so Paul adapted our route to fit a better time constraint. My husband, Jeff, had earlier sprained his ankle and was somewhat limited but Paul came...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stacey H
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12 August 2018|
Response from SaiP559 |
Dart is the best way... And cheaper too.
7 August 2018|
Response from ranella1 | Reviewed this property |
This hike has some treacherous areas with brush and mud and uphill. Scale 1-10 I say 6-7. Views are well worth it and we did test and take breaks. Hope that helps