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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Similar to Howth but on the other side of the city, Killiney Hill also looks out over all of Dublin. Like Howth it requires good walking shoes as it is uphill the whole way. Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey are lovely towns along the way, so again, a day trip can be made out of it. The dart will also bring you there.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Dart train to Dalkey/Killiney. Walk 20-30 minutes to Killiney Hill. Bono of U2 lives here. Amazing sea views of bay stretching from Bray to Dalkey. Can swim on vico road (down Steps). Killiney beach is right beside Killiney Dart Station. Killiney Hill is a lovely walk through the forest also. Walk to top where obelisk is and view entire area. Worth a visit. Very safe day or night.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Playground
“A memorable mountain experience, I love this place for its panoramic view of mountains, islands, sea and city. Park on the Vico Road and descend the steps over the railway line to the microclimate of White Rock Beach, Killiney Hill rises steeply behind cutting off the wind. Go back up and across the Vico Road into the oak and pine towards the hilltop to the Obelisk. Drop into the coffee shop at the Victoria Gate entrance on Killiney Hill Road.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Fitzpatricks or Killiney Castle as the locals call it, is a great place to chill and relax. It has a spa and gym and swimming pool. It is also the set down point for Aircoach.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Loads of busy walkers some with dogs some with kids. A lovely walk for everyone with some of the best views in Dublin. There are many routes around thus hill and all of them are worth doing.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Take a picnic and rest on the hill while savouring the stunning views of the Dublin coastline. Afterwards take a walk down to the beach and return to Dun Laoghaire by train.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Panoramic views of the Dublin\Wicklow coastline from the top of Killiney Hill. Stunning walk and a favourite place for my dog Sophie. Good for kids too. Playground and nice cafe in the Park.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Fabulous views of Dublin Bay and the City Part of Killiney Hill park - also a cafe there and dog friendly”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“If you want to check pout some of our locate celebs like Bono, The Edge or Van Morrison and others from film and TV. Walk along here you never know who you might bump into !!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“A bit like driving around Palm Drive in Hollywood, you rarely see the rich and famous who live there, only the walls and hedges. So it is in Killiney and Dalkey. But you do see attractive expensive properties with sea views and share in some great coastal scenery in what has been called Ireland's Sorrento. Worth making the 20 minute drive from Delgany. Walk up to the obelisk on the top of Killiney Hill for the best view.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Locality
“Catch the train to Killiney & walk along the beach. It's about a 20 minutes train ride.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“The Aircoach 703 is a direct link​ to/from the Airport. The stop is just a few meters away.”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends