Howth is a fishing and yachting port north-east of Dublin city centre. The hill of Howth Head gives fine views of Dublin Bay and south over the Wicklow Mountains. The bay contains a rocky monastic island and bird sanctuary of Ireland’s Eye, to which boat trips may be taken in summer. Cliff paths lead around the coastline, down through Howth village and past the Baily Lighthouse. The partly ruinous 15th-century Howth Castle is inland but has fine gardens. near the DART railway station you will find a wonderful little transport museum, which features the old Howth open-topped tram. Howth’s pubs, hotels and fish restaurants make it a pleasant place to visit.