As one of Ireland's friendliest cities, you'll find yourself drawn back to Dublin and its craic time and time again. Although not as traditionally beautiful as other European capital cities, it has character and charm like nowhere else.
Hop on a sightseeing bus tour and explore the city at your own pace. Dublin is great for shopping, so bag a bargain or two in one of the many boutiques or high street favourites. If you want to soak up some of the city’s famed personality, simply relax with a pint of Guinness in a traditional Irish pub. You can also see Dublin’s history unfold on a walking tour – every street here has a story to tell.
From day trips and quick stopovers to weekend breaks in Dublin, this is a city that has plenty to entertain. Visit for yourself and catch the contagious love for life that the locals hold.
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A trip to Dublin would be incomplete without a visit here! Take a tour and explore the history and the making of Guinness, the world-famous stout. You’ll be rewarded at the end with a free pint of “the black stuff” in the rooftop Gravity Bar.
Ireland’s oldest university – and one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland – the prestigious Trinity College is well worth a visit. You can take a guided tour, on which you’ll discover the Book of Kells – Dublin’s biggest attraction.
A firm favourite with Dubliners. Downstairs is a friendly bookshop, but up the winding stair is a fantastic restaurant serving fabulous “modern Irish” cuisine. Books and fantastic food together in one place? Heaven
This former prison located south of the River Liffey is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe. You can take a tour of the prison and find out about the inmates who once called it home – many of whom were Irish revolutionaries.
A tour of the burial vaults at St Michan’s Church is a must for those intrigued by the macabre. The church is home to Dublin’s most influential 17th, 18th and 19th-century families, and you can see their mummified bodies and preserved coffins. Not for the faint-hearted!
Church Street, Dublin 7
A truly unique attraction, the Leprechaun Museum is dedicated to Irish legends, fascinating folklore and enchanting stories. Take a tour to discover the magic of mythical Ireland.
Jervis Street, Dublin 1
Not your typical walking tour! You never know what you're going to get on these bespoke tours. It could be a performance from Little Green Cars in Sweeney's Pharmacy or a nose around a tattoo studio! A fun way to experience the real Dublin.
This capital city is bursting at the seams with things to do, history, culture, nightlife and shopping.
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Brown Thomas Dublin
This city landmark is located on Grafton Street, in the heart of Dublin’s shopping district. It’s home to a range of top designer names in fashion, beauty and homewares. This is the Irish chain’s flagship store, and an absolute must-visit for those who love to shop.
Grafton Street, Dublin 2
A beautifully restored 1744 townhouse, Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre is now home to a great selection of stylish cafés and shops.
South William Street, Dublin 2
Named one of the UK’s best 100 shops outside of London by VOGUE magazine, this seven-level department store is a treasure trove of luxurious goodies.
11-13 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Fade Street Social
Celebrating Irish food and character, Fade Street Social promises superbly high standards at affordable prices.
6 Fade Street, Dublin 2
Super Miss Sue
Known for serving up the best fish and chips in Dublin, this well-established café has earned the hype. Stop by for dinner, or pay it a visit after a night on the tiles.
Unit 2-3 Drury Street, Dublin 2
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Sophisticated, elegant dining in a refined townhouse. Experience fine dining in this award-winning restaurant. The immaculately presented dishes are made from the finest Irish ingredients.
21 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
The Dylan Bar (Dylan Hotel)
This decadent bar is the perfect place for a night of cocktails and fun. With sumptuous surroundings, this is a place to see and be seen.
Dylan Hotel, Eastmoreland Place, Dublin 4
Slip on your Manolos and don your glad rags for a night of fun with Dublin's beautiful people.
Duke Street, off Grafton Street
The Liquor Rooms at The Clarence
Sample the wonderful Fraise Sauvage at this refined Dublin bar. Smooth and sweet, it’s a mixture of gin and Chambord, topped with prosecco and dried rose buds!
7 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2