Howth Castle is a castle in County Dublin. In a remarkable condition, it is situated not far from the village of Howth, and was once owned by the St Lawrence family, who have ruled the town of Howth since 1180. Built in the 14th century, the castle has a beautiful view of Dublin Bay.
Howth Castle is said to have been built by the English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Built in a purely Anglo-Norman style, the castle consists of an inner courtyard and square crenellated towers. Still currently in the hands of the St Laurent family, the owners refuse to open their castle to visitors.
Nevertheless, you will be able to freely admire it from the outside, by walking in the park of the castle (only access to the gardens is allowed). You will thus discover magnificent gardens, worked with taste, and with hedges forming incredible patterns. Don’t miss the beech alley, or the rhododendron fields!
The National Museum of Transport is also located in the castle park. It exhibits numerous trucks, trams, fire engines and tractors.