Approx: 1:30 - 2:00 (hrs)
Gradient: Flat with moderate hills
Our tour begins in Howth village, with a short walk to the entrance of Deerpark estate and onto Howth Castle. Here we explain the local history from the Viking past right up until the present day. We learn the history of the castle and we take a walk through the world renowned Rhododendron gardens with over 400 recorded species. Their beautiful seasonal colours are sure to impress.
We continue on through the enchanting forests and to a 2500 BC Megalithic Tomb known locally as Aideens grave. The climb to the top of Muck Rock will give spectacular 270 degrees views of the surrounding areas, namely the island of Irelands eye and Lambay, along with views out of Dublin city and the Wicklow mountains. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the amazing views too be seen. We continue through a fragrant heather and gorse meadow and to the popular cliff walk finishing up back at Howth Village.
Places of Interest:
•Howth Castle- Myths and Legends
•Aideens Grave - (2500 BC) Portal Dolmen
•Rhododendron Gardens -Flora Sensation
•Ben of Howth - Sea & mountain views
•Bog of Frogs - Ancient bog wetland
•Heather Medow -Gold & Purple Shine
•Cliff Path - Seals & abundant birdlife
•Howth Village - put your feet up relax and enjoy a pint!
Tour Departs: From the Harbour West Pier, next to Howth Dart station.
Tour Times: Tours by appointment Saturday & Sunday
Contact: +353 86 896 7035
Cost: €10 per person, group rates available.
Estimated Time: 1:30 - 2:00 (hrs)