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Pocket Guide: Dublin

Dublin (known as Baile Atha Cliath in Irish), is Ireland’s largest city and capital, and one of the most popular destinations in the country. Dublin city is not only a cultural hub in Ireland, but it’s also a must see city for anyone visiting Europe. Alive on every street corner with culture and history and home to some of the world’s literary greats (Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Jonathan Swift) and of course birthplace of many global musicians (U2, Sinead O’ Connor and Bob Geldof).

Dublin is as rich in history as it is in famous sons and daughters. Experience this in Ireland’s oldest pub - ‘Brazen Head’ (dating back to 1198).Take a stroll through Dublin’s signature cobble stone streets filled with pubs and eateries and if you’re feeling like a real tourist expedition – don’t forget Temple Bar - a lively colourful place filled with people regardless of the day of the week or time of day.

The City Tours and Trinity College

There are also multiple City Tours to choose from which operate around all the major destinations of Dublin. The buses function as a hop-on-hop-off option, so your stops are limitless, and with so much to see and do in Dublin you’ll really get the most from this. There’s masses to see, such as the admired destination Kilmainham Gaol and the remarkable Trinity college where the ancient book of Kells rests offering you more history and culture awaits you in this acclaimed academic institution.

Enjoy a Pint of the Black Stuff at the Home of Guinness

However, one tourist attraction tops the list for many visitors and that is of course the premises of Mr Arthur Guinness’s - ‘Guinness Store House’. Observe how the stout is carefully crafted and get educated on the importance of how to pull the perfect Guinness. Once you master the art of pouring Guinness or indeed have your Guinness poured for you by the expert, you can also feast your eyes upon the magnificent 360 degrees view over the entire city whilst sipping on a pint of the magic ‘black stuff’; a truly exquisite experience.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Phoenix Park

If you’re looking to escape the hustle of Dublin city then Phoenix Park is a must see. The impressive manicured grounds and gardens offer the Dublin visitor the perfect chance to relax and unwind from the busy city. But it’s by no means meek; in fact Phoenix Park is twice the size of the famous Central Park in New York. Phoenix Park is also home to Dublin Zoo, a must see for families or those of you with an interest in wildlife and adventure. And last but by no means least - Phoenix Park is also residence to the Irish President, ‘Aras an Uachtarain’.

Dublin is Alive and Thriving

Experience Georgian Dublin at Merrion Square and a short distance away you’ll observe the beauty of St. Stephens Green. Dublin has hotels that suit every need, from small boutique, to cheap and cheerful right through to being a king of luxury and nesting in your very own castle. Dublin is alive, thriving, beautiful and warm – visit Dublin to experience world class culture alongside warm history embedded is tradition.

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