Below are some of the great places to visit in Dublin. There is a mix of outdoor and indoor locations. Some are free entry and others have paid guided tours.
Temple bar is on the South Bank of the River Liffey in Dublin. It has great pubs, restaurants and street performers. If you enjoy the buzz of a busy, fun filled area then you have to stop by Temple Bar.
The Guinness storehouse is one of Europe’s biggest tourist attractions. The Guinness themed tour tells you everything you need to know about the famous black stuff. If you love a drink or 2 then definitely take the tour. For more on this check out my tour
St Stephens Green is located in the centre of Dublin just up from the Grafton St shopping strip. St Stephens Green offers you a quick escape from the city hustle. Take a beautiful walk and wander through the manicured gardens.
Trinity College is in the heart of Dublin and you can take some great tours of the famous college. If you enjoy books and history you can go and visit the Book of Kells in the Trinity College library. If you are passing by I would recommend going in and taking a quick walk around the beautiful grounds.
The National museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History is a MUST SEE. If you love art, design, fashion and history then this free museum will have you content for the day. You can roam through so much history and they have ever changing exhibitions. I have been here many times and find something new every time. For a sneak peak inside checkout my trip
Kilmainham Goal was built in 1796 and has become a popular place to visit for both locals and tourists. If you enjoy Irish history and want to know all about the rebellion then make sure you add this to your to-do list when in Dublin.
The National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin, is about 5km from Dublin city. Buses frequently stop in the vicinity of the gardens. The gardens is set on 19.5 hectares of luscious lawn, manicured gardens and the quintessential glasshouse. Garden lovers and those who love taking photos need to stop in for a visit.
The old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield Square, Dublin, is a whiskey lovers dream. You can take paid tours and see how the perfect Irish whiskey is made. If you are not interested in taking a tour you can go into the bar and try one of the many whiskeys on offer. Check out a sneak peak here.
Phoenix Park is one of Europe’s largest walled city park. The park was founded in 1662 and has an 11km perimeter. Phoenix Park is covered with 30% of trees which allows for animals to live in their natural habitats. You will also notice deer’s roaming around freely in the park. It has some great walking and bike tracks.
Dublin Zoo is located in Phoenix Park, Dublin and it is the largest zoo in Ireland. The 28 hectare park has been transformed into an oasis of gardens, lakes and has over 400 animals in their natural habitats. It is a great day out with friends and family. Make sure you check you looks out for the shows which run throughout the day.
Enjoy – Vince.