Howth

Howth in County Dublin is a charming place to enjoy a relaxing walk. It is located on the northern tip of Dublin Bay. Walkers can feast their eyes on lovely sights like the Mourne Mountains, the Wicklow Mountains and Dublin city. There are lots of attractions to visit in the pretty village of Howth. Martello Tower, Howth Castle, Lambay Island and the prominently visible Baily Lighthouse are just some of the sites you can visit here and enjoy exploring them. Nature lovers will love the bird sanctuary of Ireland’s Eye. The walk starts in Howth Village from the parking area of Balscadden Bay. Take the path going up to the Nose of Howth and you will find yourself on the cliff tops. You have to be a bit careful here since the path is pretty close to the edge so make sure you have a firm foothold before walking here. As you walk here, you will be greeted by spectacular views of Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye. The flora in this area gives off a strong coconut smell that you might find pleasing. Keep walking and you will come to Baily Lighthouse. This happens to be the last lighthouse of Ireland that has become fully automated. The Ben of Howth here is the highest point of the walk and you can find an ancient burial cairn here where it is said that the last Irish Giants are resting soundlessly. The walk now goes downhill and ends back at the village.

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