Top attractions in Dublin
Perhaps it's been Dublin's history of hardship that has made it a breeding ground for poets, playwrights, and musicians alike. The city's vibrant culture is unmissable, but here are some its liveliest and most beautiful places to visit!
The Guinness Brewery's multi-storey exhibit offers a fascinating insight into the black stuff's history and brewing methods. And yes, there's a complimentary pint at the end of it!
The Dublin Zoo hosts creatures great and small from across the globe. Even if you're not with kids, it's worth going just for the daily talks and feedings!
The National gallery of Ireland boasts a worthy collection of paintings from Europe and the US, but go for the excellent ensemble of Irish paintings. Entrance is free!
Phoenix Park is one of the largest walled city park in Europe, it's big enough to envelop many of the city's attractions, such as Dublin Zoo, the Wellington Monument, and the Magazine Fort.
Kilmainham was where the leaders of the Easter Rising were executed. If you're interested in the country's fight for independence then the "Irish Bastille" is a must-do!
The Christ Church Cathedral is worth a visit any day of the week, but try to catch its enchanting choral evensongs on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
This complex of structures from various eras forms a very odd castle indeed. The gardens behind it were once home to the Dubh Linn (dark pool) that the city was named after!
Hurling, Gaelic football, and rugby: Ireland revels in sports that few other countries understand. Still, land Croke Park tickets to any of the major games and you'll be smitten for life!
It's not all about Croke Park if you're looking to soak up some of Ireland's sporting pride. The sleek Aviva Stadium hosts most of Ireland's international rugby and soccer matches.
From bog men to Bronze Age gold to weaponry dating up till independence, the National Museum is a fundamental look at Ireland from all angles.
Ireland isn't exactly known for its splendid weather, but the best of it generally makes its token appearance at the end of summer (September-ish). If you're looking for an excuse to don a silly hat and swig Guinness, the St. Patrick's Day parade is on March 17th.
The Irish are world-renowned for their terrific sense of humor, and nowhere is this more evident than in Dublin's public transport network! There are 2 unconnected tram lines and trains mainly serve the outer rim of the city. The bus network is extensive but a tough nut to crack for visitors (see dublinbus.ie). The good news, however, is that most of the sights are just a short walk from each other in the heart of the city!
You could see the sights of Dublin in a day or two, but remember this is a city of exemplary museums, exciting music and sports events, and enticing modern restaurants. Book a week to delve into its best kept secrets!
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+00:00)
- Country Code+353
- Best time to visitFor the best weather, plan to visit around September, but for the celebrations, come in mid-March for the St. Patrick's Day parade and festivities.
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What people are saying about Dublin
I had never seen any GoT episodes until my trip to Ireland. Then at a AirBnB they had season 1 so we binged watched the first 8 episodes before our tour. Derrick D made the scenes come to life and I remembered all the stunning sites when I was watching the rest of the episodes on DVD when I got home. Derrick was so helpful in telling us the exact season and episode where each site was used in filming! I highly recommend this tour!
Highly recommended .It was made all the better by our fantastic and highly amusing tour guide,Derick D and our brilliant driver Peter.Derick was helpful and very informative.
My tour was with Daniel and George. Daniel made a really great job as the guide. He was very funny and made jokes so the atmosphere was nice. The stops were also really great and i loved to see them. Sometimes the time was a little bit too short like at the Burren. We had great weather too. I would do this tour again and recommend it to everyone who comes to Dublin and wants to see more of Ireland.
Rebecca and Daniel were excellent staff and guide, they made this trip from very good to outstanding, I highly recommend it.
Daniel and Jan were my tour guide and driver for the tour. There were many jokes and many interesting stories told; He even sang for us and got us to sing along! The driving was also good (e.g. not too rocky and the speed was okay). Daniel and Jan were fantastic overall! :) The tour itinerary was well-organised and allowed for adequate time in each location. However, the time allocated would have been better if it was slightly longer, especially in Galway or the Cliffs of Moher. Although, if one wanted, they could simply go by themselves as those would be good locations to really take your time and experience. I suppose for a tour, with all the travelling about and wanting to reach back in Dublin at around 8pm, there was actually a good amount fo time given for each place we visited. The tour was very fun and the atmosphere of the guide helped create a positive and light feel within the tour group. I would definitely recommend this tour to others. Well worth the price :)