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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
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit amazing history attached to the castle.The forest behind the hotel is a magical place with fabulous amount of wildlife and if u can make it the top of the mountains well trust me it's a treat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 186605Yvonne
Reviewed 7 October 2018

really cool place for a walk and a look, the castle is very imprssive and if you like golf you winning. i would recommned a stop here

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Plonl
Reviewed 22 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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,

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hughtcOB
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Teodora_Mic87
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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