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Howth Castle: Tours & Tickets

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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
Howth, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful castle. No need for a tour. Just go walk around the castle and take some photos while you're in Howth. Inside not open to the public.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cindywE5588HN
Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

We did not book in advance so were not able to tour the actual castle itself. Outside is rather plain, Norman style castle up a short road from the main road leading into Howth. I’m not sure it’s worth the walk unless you have a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 August 2019

Visiting this castle and its excellent grounds is a must. The guided tour gave us so much information about the time period and furnishings. It's not very long so the tour isn't overwhelming. Plan to picnic on the lovely grounds.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank LindaAZ2
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

It’s a short DART ride from central Dublin, then a 5-7 min walk from Howth train station. It’s a smallish castle, with private residences so no interior visit. It looks a Norman castle. The tower, the wall on the entrance, and gate all look in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

I rated this a 4 because I just love all castles! The history behind it is really cool so when you go make sure you google it first! I just walked around the grounds - I didn’t go on any tours. I enjoyed myself. It...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank livinit-lovinit1
Reviewed 15 February 2019

You pass it on the way into Howth if your driving and if you arrive by Train you'll have to walk back towards Dublin . Its well worth the trip up the hill and the views are spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

A more interesting story than a stop in the winter. In the summer you can play foot golf, though, which apparently saved the island from being raised for low-income housing. Very friendly dog and good history.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank imouse1
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
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6 February 2019|
Response from PamelaA17 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry... never made it inside. You need to contact the site directly. It’s on a beautiful site- enjoy.