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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
From US$34.86
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Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour
From US$34.86
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 (47)
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Views and Knowledge of the Area!

From the moment we met Shane in downtown Howth for elevenses, we knew our day would be great. Shane insists that you partake of the area with your eyes, ears, smell, feel, and even taste. Shane knows so much about the history of the area...More

Thank Keewilde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Take the chance to see the beauty of Howth

Me and a friend of mine went on the hike round Howth with Paul a couple of weeks back. It really was an amazing experience and I strongly recommend it to everyone! Just take the time and just admire the beautiful nature and listen to...More

Thank AnnieM2370
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best part of a great trip to Dublin

I can't say enough about how great this activity is. We had a beautiful day for a really eye opening hike around this most beautiful part of Dublin. Shane was fantastic and his enthusiasm for Howth and Ireland are infectious. He has a great way...More

Thank peter8662k
Reviewed 5 October 2018
What an amazing afternoon!

We were a group of 27 french students and 3 teachers in a school trip in Dublin for a week. Our afternoon with Conor, our 10 stars guide was fantastic. We all enjoyed very much discovering this beautiful village and its history. We warmly recommand...More

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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