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Howth Castle is a private house. The Castle is open year round to tour groups who book in advance through the website. Visitors who are not part of a group which has booked in advance can see the outside of the castle and enjoy walks through the...more
Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was not open for interior tours when we were there- only cafe with lovely courtyard for teas and coffee. Beautiful day. We were able to walk about half the castle exterior. From 1160’s. Many original pieces still inside and part remains private residence....More

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 9 July 2018

part of our tour of HOWTH, learned some interesting quirks about the owners. If you are luck enough to have John O'connor as your guide you will be regaled with the lore of the castle

2  Thank Gene M
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The cakes and tea at the cafe were truly delicious. The gardens (right outside the cafe) are a great spot to let little ones run around. A great spot for some tea, peace, and tranquility. Highly recommend!

1  Thank gracefalgoust
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

That Saturday we actually came to the National Transport museum with two young children. Unfortunately it was closed because the grounds were used as a filming location. We then decided to take a stroll around the castle since it was near by. We were admiring...More

3  Thank Yuliya D
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The cafe is the perfect place if you like to escape the city noise and just relax in the nature. The cake and coffee was really delicious and the staff very friendly and welcoming,

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We were blessed with fabulous weather and spent the whole Sunday in the gardens here. The cafe in the walked gardens produce excellent home cooked lunch, snacks and cakes in beautiful surroundings. Walk up the drive or park in front of the golf club and...More

Thank maryelks
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Ireland seems full of castles (well, what they call castles in any case). They are generally nice, but not spectacular. This one is not exception. On a sunny day, a walk in the gardens or a coffee at the castle may be nice. The building...More

1  Thank TeodoraM29
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It is a short walk from the train station, but the castle and golf course are up a pretty steep incline. The castle isn't open to the public, but is worth seeing. The golf course views were lovely! We had a great bartender up there...More

Thank Firegk13
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The castle is very beautiful, however closed to tours on Saturdays. We did get to walk the grounds and there was a tea room that was open to the public.

1  Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We toured the village prior to coming to the castle but it was closed. We did tour the grounds and it was still rather pretty. There was also a cafe that you could visit that was open I believe. There are some walking trails and...More

1  Thank maa265
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