Dublin

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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

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Temple Bar

4.5/5Wonderful!(116 area reviews)

Temple Bar

Top hotels in Dublin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
4 out of 5
Stockhole Lane, Swords, Dublin, Dublin
€84
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Beaumont Hospital and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from National Show Centre. Croke Park and Malahide ...

4.2/5Very Good! (10,764 reviews)

"Good location. Modern. Very well run. Very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
4 out of 5
Burlington Road, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, Dublin, Dublin
€94
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Stephen's Green, Aviva Stadium and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. St. Patrick's Cathedral and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,217 reviews)

"The staff were very welcoming and friendly, also check inn was kind of a hassle and also didn’t receive much information about when breakfast was, where gym is located, and the restaurant, we kinda just had to ask as we went which wasn’t ideal. But overall it was an amazing trip will definitely be ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Clayton Hotel Burlington Road
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4 out of 5
23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
€84
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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

4.3/5Excellent! (2,859 reviews)

"The staff was extreamly helpful and friendly. Everything was on the doorstep!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin

Popular things to do in Dublin

Guinness Storehouse
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Guinness Storehouse

4.5/5(547 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(549 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.

Dublin Castle
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Dublin Castle

4/5(373 reviews)

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

Top activities in Dublin

Skip-the-Line Guinness Storehouse Tickets
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Skip-the-Line Guinness Storehouse Tickets

€26

Smell the toasted barley in the air and soak up the sense of history as you step into the story of Ireland's most celebrated stout at the Guinness Storehouse. Skip the line and learn about the brewing process, hear about the history of the brewery, and take in a view over Dublin as you sip an ice-cold pint straight from the source.

Jameson Distillery Guided Tour & Comparative Whiskey Tasting
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Jameson Distillery Guided Tour & Comparative Whiskey Tasting

€22

Discover the age-old distilling process that produces each carefully crafted drop of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Walk through the exacting process with a guide answering questions as you go, enjoy a glass of Jameson in the bar, and get an official tasting e certificate.

Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Dublin Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

€22

Discover the vibrant city of Dublin on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. With a 24 or 48 hour ticket, you can explore the Irish capital at your own pace.

Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone)& Cahir Castle
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Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone)& Cahir Castle

€60

Venture out of Dublin for a day spent soaking in the history and scenery of Ireland among the emerald hills of the south. Visit medieval Blarney Castle, explore cosmopolitan, riverside Cork at your leisure, and stop to see the centuries-old structures atop one of Ireland's wonders—the Rock of Cashel.

Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Village, The Burren & Galway Tour
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Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Village, The Burren & Galway Tour

€50

Experience the wild western edge of Ireland on a full-day outing to the coastal Cliffs of Moher. Take in sweeping views of the Atlantic, learn about the fascinating, rocky geology of the Burren, and stop at charming, historic villages like Doolin and Kinvara.

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin
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Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin

€11

Visit: The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, Custom House Quay, Dublin D01 KX44 Ireland Follow in the footsteps of those who fled the Famine The Jeanie Johnston tells the story of the thousands of Irish people who fled the Famine and embarked on a treacherous voyage in the hope of a better life in North America.

Reviews of Dublin

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 18, 2020

Beautiful city with lots to do

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

Dublin is a lovely City and with very welcoming people. Crazy on rugby match days. Be prepared to pay a lot for alcohol. The food is the same sort of price you'd expect in a major City and there's plenty of variety. Shop around for the best deals.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

Great fun place but extremely over priced

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

Definitely recommend visits to the Guinness ,Kilmainham Gaol Prison tours and the music pub crawl.Only down point was the price of alcoholic drinks in central Dublin €7.90 for a pint 

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 17, 2020

It’s a cool city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 15, 2020

Beautiful city, great buildings. Everyone is warm & friendly.

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