Even though it’s the cities in Europe that get most of the attention, it’s the towns outside that are some of the best places to explore.
During my stay in Dublin, my travel mate Chelsea and I took a 25 minute train out to Howth, Ireland, a smaller fishing town.
There’s not a ton to do in Howth but at just 25 minutes outside the city, it’s the perfect place to get out of the cement and traffic. We spent our day walking along the pier, taking photos of the sailboats and lighthouse and admiring the greenery. We did a little hiking up into the mountainside for views of the Bay.
Where We Ate
We had a rather romantic seafood dinner for two (no we’re not dating) of scallops and salmon at a spot called The Brass Monkey. It was well worth the 17 Euros!
Getting outside of cities is definitely worth the train fare and travel time. A lot of European cities look very similar but these little towns all have their own unique character.