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Howth Castle

Howth, Ireland
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It was very interesting to walk through the lobby of this castle. You see the old part of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dakota m
Phoenix, Arizona

Just about castled-out by the time we got to this one; not sure anymore whether we were looking at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ross M
Sydney, Australia
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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 rhododendron gardens and on the Ben of Howth. On Sunday's in August and early September 2016 there will be public guided tours open to all. Details can be found on the website along with an on- line booking facility. Prices range from €12 to €20.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting to walk through the lobby of this castle. You see the old part of the establishment plus where there has been some modernization due to necessity. Being 800 years old it looks wonderful.

Thank dakota m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just about castled-out by the time we got to this one; not sure anymore whether we were looking at the 15th earl or the 11th duke. Nonetheless, the tour was good and the guide showed humour and detailed knowledge. Great coffee.

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Absolutely love walking here maybe a bit biased as I live in the area.The history attached to this family is amazing and very interesting to say the least.Amazing golf course attached for those who need time out. Really Worth looking up the history of the...More

Thank 186605Yvonne
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great to take a tour of a lived-in castle. Long, really interesting tour with our guide Godfrey who was exceptionally informative and entertaining.

Thank David M
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Howth Castle is located along the road to the golf course. It's an uphill climb and takes 5-10 minutes to get there, but it is a very nicely preserved castle and worth the time to visit.

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 25 June 2017

If you are near Dublin it is well worth the trip to the village of Howth to see the sites including Howth Castle. It has been used in numerous movies and there was a movie being shot there as we walked by. I recommend seeing...More

Thank 271diane
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

5 minute walk from the Howth DART station, with a beautiful view along to way. Once we got there, the castle was beautiful, but you cannot go inside. There was also a lot of contruction going on around the castle, so its hard to get...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The castle is beautiful, but in my opinion, the real gem is the ancient rhododendron garden hiding behind the nearby golf course at the top of the hill. There's a path behind the shop/bar building on the left that will take you into the garden,...More

1  Thank Dana G
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The castle is not open to the public because the family lives in it. But you can drive around, as well as walk through the amazing gardens which was a highlight of our stay in Howth. We visited in May and the enormous rhododendron trees...More

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JTGSTL, Owner at Howth Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Delighted you enjoyed them; they are at their best just now.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

This castle is not such attraction as the town itself. It is not running as a castle with historic expositions so it is just nice building in perfect green grounds.

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