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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!

Guinness Storehouse

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!

Dublin Zoo

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!

National Gallery of Ireland

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

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 Gaol

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!

Christ Church Cathedral

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.

Dublin Castle

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!

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Croke Park

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!

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Aviva Stadium

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.

Photo: Larry Koester @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

National Museum of Ireland

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.

Planning Your Dublin Visit

Best time to visit?

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.

How to get around?

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!

How many days?

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!

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +353
  • Best time to visit
    For 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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Giant's Causeway Full-Day Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Jing, 08/03/2018

Great Tour, wonderful guide, spectacular garden.

I would have loved to spend more time in the garden. We had more than 80 minutes to explore the garden - you could easily walk 2 hours and more just to enjoy more of this masterpiece of gardening full of beauty! The only problem: the online Ticket said it had to be printed out. This was confusing but in the end the friendly staff from Dublin Bus helped us at the desk with it.

From Dublin: Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens Reviewed by Serjoscha, 08/03/2018

excellent trip out of Dublin to see also Ireland nature

really good trip which I can recommend to everybody - amazing Glendalough with its own spirit + nice Wicklow mountains. Trip was very well organized, driver & guide in one person made a really good job with commentation.

Glendalough and Wicklow 5-Hour Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Petra, 07/30/2018

Magnificent scenery and fascinating Irish history

The dark hedges, the rope bridge, the giants causeway, and castle ruins were so beautiful and unique. The best part was our tour guide who told us so many fascinating stories of Irish history. A great ambassador for Ireland!!!

Giant's Causeway & Game of Thrones Tour from Dublin Reviewed by Davette M, 07/28/2018

What a great introduction to Dublin and the history of Ireland

Brian was our guide and he was fantastic on a day in which the Irish weather did its best to chase us away. Awesome tour and he answered every question our group asked. We’ve taken guided tours all over the world and this one was in the top 3. Keep up the great work.

Fast-Track Access Book of Kells and Dublin Castle Tour Reviewed by christopher, 07/28/2018