Guided tour

Dublin: Windmill Lane Recording Studios Tour

Dublin: Windmill Lane Recording Studios Tour

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From US$ 23.52 per person

Visit the iconic studios which have been making music history since 1978. Get right to the heart of both the Irish and global music scene.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • Learn about the studio’s global impact on music history since 1978
  • Discover the people behind the music and the artists that required their skills
  • Tour the iconic Studio 1 and be amazed by the wealth of music created there
Full description
Step beyond the famous metal doors of Windmill Lane Recording Studios for an exclusive, immersive, and highly memorable experience.  Go behind the scenes and see where award-winning music has been created by the likes of Lady Gaga, Hozier, Westlife, U2, The Cranberries, Kylie Minogue, Riverdance, and The Rolling Stones.  Be guided around this iconic Dublin building from passionate tour guides who are also musicians and producers themselves. Learn how recording technology has evolved from early devices to modern, dynamic computer software.  Fill your ears with the recording of a band’s performance in the live room while the guide explains the recording process. Listen to an especially commissioned binaural recording and immerse yourself in 360-degree sound.
  • Expert guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Windmill Lane Recording Studios

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Windmill Lane Recording Studios is a working recording studio and not a walk-in visitor attraction.
  •  Tours only commence on designated dates and times therefore advanced booking is essential.
  • Visitors should have a moderate physical fitness level.
  • Windmill Lane Recording Studios is a historic and protected three-story building. As such, there is presently limited access/no lift facilities for those with impaired mobility.
  • The studio does not have food or drinks available for purchase on-site. However, it is centrally located with convenience stores, cafés, and restaurants close by.
Customer reviews

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The tour was simply amazing. We saw so many cool things about how music is made, the history of music vs now. U2, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and so amny more artists recorded there, it's a music temple! There weren't too many people (group of 5 in total), and social distance was respected all the time. I highly recommend this tour, and you will love Ross the tour guide as much as we did!!!

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November 20, 2021

We were just two visitors on an evening tour with Ross. We really enjoyed it and found it very interesting. Ross was friendly, energetic and very knowledgeable and really conveyed his passion for his work. It’s a tour that’s important for Irish people and visitors alike. I would definitely recommend it.

January 1, 2022

Highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in music. Niall, Maria and Ross made us feel so welcome and added to the experience.

February 26, 2022

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