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Dublin is arguable one of the best destinations in the world for a truly memorable city break. Sitting astride the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin truly offers something for everyone with its rich cultural history and vibrant young entertainment scene. And with available at really reasonable prices the city makes a great alternative choice of urban getaway destination.Things to Do in Dublin
Whatever your preference or persuasion the city of Dublin will have attractions on offer to suit your style. Popular sights to see during a Dublin stay include:
Top Tips for A Dublin Stay
- A Trip to Temple Bar – this area of the city is a great place to while away some hours – whatever time of the day or night. Stroll the area’s cobbled streets and browse the many exciting independent stores or galleries during the day, or head for one of the many lively bats and nightspots of an evening. Temple Bar, which offers some of the most spectacular old architecture in the area, is also home to the Irish Film institute and the city’s Gallery of Photography.
- Discover the Delights Dublin Castle – no trip to the Irish Capital would be complete without a tour of Dublin Castle. Built around two courtyards and dating from medieval times, the castle is free to walk around, with access to the interior available at an additional charge.
- Tour Trinity College – this seat of learning has sat at the centre of the Dublin academic world since 1592 when it was founded by Queen Elizabeth I. The college offers a real treat for those with an interest in architecture with its mix of old and new styles. Trinity was the alma mater of Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett and tours are available during the summer months.
- Spend Time in the Science Gallery – Located on the Trinity College Campus, the Science Gallery is an exciting interactive experience showcasing new technologies and their applications with refreshments available on site.
- Do Dubh Linn Gardens – situated behind the gardens the Dubh Linn Gardens are on the site of the original Dubh Linn (or Dark Pool) from which the city takes its name. Open to the public this is a great picnic spot in good weather.
- Stroll Along the Liffey – The river that bisects the city offers a great vantage point from which to get a feel for the place, visitors are well advised to take the time to stroll its banks and get their bearings for their stay.
With so much going on in Dublin visitors will be hard pressed to see it all, but with these insider tips they will be able to soak up the essence of the city.
- When to Visit? Dublin is the Irish Capital and, as such, its most exciting and vibrant time is around St Patricks Day, when the city hosts the world renowned St Patricks Day Parade
- Where to Stay? Dublin offers a selection of accommodation, with something to suit all budgets. Look for late deals to one of the many boutique hotels for a special stay or try a backpacker’s hostel if on a budget.