Dublin’s rich history & culture will mean you will never run out of interesting places for you to visit in and around the city. Below are some of the best attractions in Dublin for you to visit.
1. The Guinness Storehouse
The brewery tells the story of Ireland’s most famous export, the Guinness beer, from its humble beginnings in 1759 to its global recognition today. It is not only the home of Guinness but it is also a celebration of Irish culture, creativity, and entrepreneurship. You will discover more about the ingredients, history, and culture that tell the Guinness story before taking in the 360-degree views of Dublin City from one of the highest vantage points, at The Gravity Bar.
2. The Book of Kells and Trinity College
Not only are the grounds in Trinity College lovely to walk around, but it is also the home to a lot of history and beautiful artifacts, such as The Book of Kells, which is probably the most beautiful book in the world, an illuminated manuscript created around 8 century AD, as well as the stunning Long Room Library, one of Europe’s most magnificent libraries housing over 2000,000 of Trinity’s oldest books.
3. Dublin Castle
Located on Castle Street in the city center, housing the magnificent State Apartments, the Chapel Royal, a 13th Century Tower, and some Medieval structures. Dublin Castle is seen as one of the most important buildings in Irish history. It was perched on the site of a Danish Viking fortress from 930AD and with its first stone cast by King John of England in 1230. When visiting, you can wander the grounds, or you can take a guided tour to the State Apartments, the Medieval Undercroft, and the Chapel Royal.
4. The City Parks
Dublin’s Parks are well cherished and adored. The city’s green spaces included the hidden oasis of Iveagh Gardens and the city center gem of St Stephen’s Green, which was used for public executions until the 1770’s. You could easily spend an afternoon cycling through the Phoenix Park, one of Europe’s largest enclosed city parks having a large herd of fallow deer for a company which is home to Dublin Zoo and Áras an Uachtaráin which is home to The President of Ireland. Lastly, the Dubh Linn garden is an ornamental garden that is laid out in a Celtic pattern which doubles up as the parliament private helipad.
5. Croke Park
Croke Park is an iconic stadium that has been at the heart of Irish sporting and cultural life for over 100 years. It is named after Archbishop Croke, one of the first patrons. There are tours available which will give people a chance to try hurling and Gaelic football in the interactive museum. There are guided tours offered to visitors for an insight into Ireland’s national games and it reveals the important role the games play in the development of modern Ireland. Lastly, there is a Skyline tour that takes you up 17 stories platform suspended over the stadium, for views of Dublin City and beyond