Dublin – A Quintessential Experience in Howth

Imagine a lazy Sunday morning spent watching the sunrise from the Harbour whilst listening to seals lap at the shore, letting the crisp sea air  awaken your senses… Afterwards, you’ll take a stroll towards the cobbled streets of the village where the scent of The World’s Best Fish And Chips will have your mouth watering before you refuel on them for an afternoon exploring the Weekly Sunday Markets. Exhausted from all that relaxing? End your evening overlooking the fishing boats in a country pub or local wine bar, sipping on whatever takes your fancy. You’ll sleep soundly in Howth: the most quintessentially Irish place, in, well, Ireland.

If you’ve haven’t grasped it already, Howth is a small gem just off the coast of Dublin, where after you’ve seen all the sights of the city, you must take a day trip to explore! For a truly coastal experience, Dubliners themselves visit the pretty outer suburb for some peace, tranquility and idyllic scenery, and we believe if the locals do it, then it must be pretty special!

Our top recommendations for Howth pretty much revolve around seafood and a great nights sleep: of course, that’s what this village is all about.

Devour your weight in fantastically fresh fish on the Pier at Octopussy’s Seafood and Tapas Bar. Or if pub-grub is more your style, settle down for the evening at Abbey Tavern, a 16th century traditional Irish pub.

Seafood Paella at Octopussy’s

The best way to get to Howth from Dublin? Hire a bike of course (check out our other Tiplr Tip for that!) It’s a 20km stretch but it shouldn’t take you much longer than an hour, plus you’ll get to see all the sights of suburban Dublin as you go.

Photo Credit: Holidayezine

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