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Dublin

A city break in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin,takes you to the political and cultural heart of the Irish Republic. Rich inculture, Dublin’s gorgeous Georgian architecture,the legendary pub culture and its unique character make for a trip you’ll neverforget.

Temple BarThe River Liffey runs through the city; once thecity’s lifeline, it’s now home to famous attractions like the Guinness Brewery.The TempleBar area in the centre of the Old Town has been extensivelyrenovated, and with its numerous classic pubs and modern bars, is a firmfavourite for those looking for a night on the tiles. The colourful nightlifeand diverse cultural events attract the crowds every weekend. The narrowstreets and restored houses in this neighbourhood are reminiscent of theoriginal Dublin, as James Joyce immortalised inhis novels, and stand in stark contrast to the city’s more modern buildings.

ShopaholicsO 'Connell Street is the shopping area of ​​theIrish capital, providing shopaholics a huge variety of mainstream and boutiqueshops. Down by the redeveloped Dublin Docklands,the Waterfront is characterized by modern architecture, art galleries andrestaurants. The suburb of Kilmainhamis great for the history fanatics and offers visitors the chance to go off thebeaten path for an intimate sightseeing tour. The former prison, KilmainhamGoal, is also now a museum where you can learn about Irish life and history.

Park LifeIn the centre of Dublinyou’ll find St. Stephen’s Green, one of Dublin’smost famous and most beautiful park. Providing both architectural and botanicaldelights of all kinds, you’ll find the place packed during the sunny season asresidents and visitors alike gather to enjoy the summer sun. Be sure to checkout the nearby Georgian architecture, such as Iveagh House. If you stillhaven’t had your fill of city greenery, be sure to pay Phoenix Park a visit.Located in the northwest of the city, Phoenix Park is one of the largest andgrandest in Europe and is home to a number of rare and ornamental trees, aswell as grand monuments, such as the Wellington Monument and The PhoenixMonument. And if all that’s not enough, you can always pay a visit to DublinZoo.

Historical Must-SeesThe famous TrinityCollege is the oldest university in Ireland. A favourite fortourists, its exquisite grounds, beautiful architecture and its extensivelibrary, which contains the original of the precious Book of Kells, prove aconstant draw for visitors. The Christchurch Cathedral of 1028 is the spiritualheart of the city and one of the most famous sights in Dublin;she was an important place of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and visiting themedieval crypt, one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, can make you feellike you’ve actually been transported back to the Middle Ages.

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Where to stay in Dublin

Temple Bar showing signage and a bar

Temple Bar

4.5/5Wonderful!(125 area reviews)

The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of Temple Bar. Make a stop by Ha' Penny Bridge or Dame Street while you're exploring the area.

Temple Bar

Top hotels in Dublin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4 out of 5
23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is €99 per night

Located in City Centre Dublin, this romantic hotel is steps away from Rotunda Hospital and O'Connell Street. Parnell Square and O'Connell Bridge are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (2,018 reviews)

"everything was great we will come back there for our next trip in Dublin."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Clontarf Castle Hotel
4 out of 5
Castle Avenue, Dublin, Dublin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €99 per night

Situated in the historical district, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Clontarf Castle and Dublin Port. Croke Park and 3Arena are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,444 reviews)

"Loved our stay here. Great staff and beautiful area!"…"

Reviewed on 14 May 2020

Clontarf Castle Hotel
Temple Bar Inn
Temple Bar Inn
3 out of 5
40-47 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

Located in Temple Bar, this hotel is steps away from Bank of Ireland, Trinity College and O'Connell Bridge. O'Connell Street and Grafton Street are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,353 reviews)

"Great location clean hotel friendly staff. Room could of been a little bigger"…"

Reviewed on 1 May 2020

Temple Bar Inn

Popular places to visit in Dublin

Guinness Storehouse
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Guinness Storehouse

4.5/5(561 reviews)

The Guinness Storehouse is situated at St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. The giant storehouse covers seven floors and is a popular point of interest for tourists - since it opened in 2000, it has received over four million visitors.

Trinity College
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Trinity College

4.5/5(569 reviews)

Trinity College offers a welcome haven from the hustle and bustle of Dublin and it is one ivory tower you’d be happy to be trapped in for a long time.

Aviva Stadium
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Aviva Stadium

4.5/5(90 reviews)

Watch a game of rugby or soccer and take a tour of the changing rooms and players’ tunnel to peek behind the curtain.

St. Stephen's Green
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St. Stephen's Green

4.5/5(719 reviews)

Take a break in Dublin’s most popular public park with green lawns and flower beds, a stone bridge and statues, a swan-filled lake and a playground.

Dublin Castle
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Dublin Castle

4/5(381 reviews)

Discover medieval excavations from a Viking ruin and appreciate the majesty of the state apartments, the chapel and the landscape gardens.

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

4.5/5(57 reviews)

Get your ticket for a night at Ireland’s largest theater, which was built to attract the world’s biggest shows to the nation’s capital.

Top things to do in Dublin

The Dublin Pass: 30+ Top Attractions on 1 Card
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The Dublin Pass: 30+ Top Attractions on 1 Card

€68
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Village, The Burren & Galway Tour
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Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Village, The Burren & Galway Tour

€50
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Northern Ireland Coast & Belfast City Full-Day Tour
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Northern Ireland Coast & Belfast City Full-Day Tour

€75
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone)& Cork City
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Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone)& Cork City

€65
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Early-Access to the Book of Kells & Dublin Castle Tour
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Early-Access to the Book of Kells & Dublin Castle Tour

€49
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Private Tour of Ireland
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Private Tour of Ireland

€815
Per adult

Reviews of Dublin

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 59.10353034510115%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 34.54978183260611%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 5.275684252280841%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.7933359777865926%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.2776675922253074%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

Great city and great people.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

I loved the live music and the fact that everyone is so friendly there is lots to see and do but I was there when corana virus had closed everything so would like to return

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Difficult as it was during the Coronavirus period

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

We had a lovely experience on our short trip, Dublin appeared to be one of the tidiest, safest cities we have stayed with really wonderful friendly people and a great atmosphere, we also had some fantastic food. Looking forward to returning soon.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

Too many beggers on streets

5/5 - Excellent

AJ

9 Mar 2020

Great city for a short break, the people were very friendly & helpful. Hope to visit again soon.

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