The Top 17 Things To Do in Dublin

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By Dublinrelo

No need for the Dublin introductions or long-winded spiel about how great Dublin is. You’re on this page because you’re planning a trip to Dublin and you need some inspo regarding places to go and things to do.

We’ve kept this as concise as possible and included the 17 things most popular things to do in Dublin.

This checklist of things to do won’t let you down but how you ultimately decide to spend your time is up to you (and subject to personal tastes). The one thing we would say is not to visit Dublin without visiting at least one place on this list!!

Ok so here we go….

1. Trinity College and the Book of Kells

Begin your Dublin journey at Trinity College, founded in 1592. Marvel at the Old Library’s stunning Long Room and lay your eyes upon the ancient Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript.

2. Guinness Storehouse

Immerse yourself in the art of brewing at the Guinness Storehouse. Learn about the brewing process, enjoy panoramic city views from the Gravity Bar, and raise a pint to Dublin’s most famous stout.

3. Dublin Castle

Explore the historic Dublin Castle, an iconic symbol of the city’s past and present. Wander through its elegant state apartments and beautifully landscaped gardens.

4. Temple Bar

Probably a little overrated in our view (and certainly overpriced!) however it is popular and tends to be at the centre of Dublin’s cultural scene. A lively district which is home to a mix of galleries, theaters, restaurants, and pubs.

5. St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest cathedral in Ireland. Admire its stunning architecture and learn about its historical significance.

6. National Museum of Ireland

Delve into Ireland’s history and heritage at the National Museum. Explore its diverse collections, including artifacts from ancient civilizations.

7. Grafton Street Shopping

Indulge in retail therapy along Grafton Street. This bustling thoroughfare is lined with shops, cafes, and street performers, creating a vibrant atmosphere.

8. Dublin Zoo

Enjoy a day of family fun at Dublin Zoo. Home to a wide range of animals and habitats, the zoo promises an educational and entertaining experience.

9. Kilmainham Gaol

Step back in time at Kilmainham Gaol, a historic prison turned museum. Gain insights into Ireland’s struggle for independence and the sacrifices made.

10. Croke Park Stadium Tour

For sports enthusiasts, a tour of Croke Park Stadium is a must. Walk on the hallowed turf and learn about Ireland’s passion for Gaelic games.

11. Ha’penny Bridge

Cross the iconic Ha’penny Bridge, one of Dublin’s most recognizable landmarks. The pedestrian bridge offers picturesque views of the River Liffey.

12. Dublinia and Christ Church Cathedral

Explore Dublinia, an interactive museum that brings Dublin’s medieval past to life. Combine your visit with Christ Church Cathedral for a historical double dose.

13. National Gallery of Ireland

Appreciate fine art at the National Gallery. Admire an impressive collection of European paintings and sculptures spanning centuries.

14. Howth Cliff Walk

Escape the city and embark on the Howth Cliff Walk. Breathe in the fresh sea air and revel in the stunning coastal views.

15. Phoenix Park

Relax in Phoenix Park, one of Europe’s largest urban parks. Enjoy picnics, spot deer, and explore the charming Dublin Zoo within the park.

16. Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Discover the secrets of Irish whiskey-making at Jameson Distillery Bow St. Take a guided tour and savor the flavors of this beloved spirit.

17. Botanic Gardens

A must see if this is your thing. Beautiful landscaping, plant species, glasshouses and things to do/learn for the kids.

Lots to see so pack your bags and get your skates on! Your Dublin experience awaits and best of luck with it all!

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