While not carrying the prestige of other European cities like London or Paris, Dublin is a beautiful city filled with spectacular sights. Any travel plan to Dublin has to include a few, if not all, of these sights to really experience what the city is all about. Whether you want to explore the greenest parts of a city, eat authentic cuisine, drink from the source of some of the world’s finest alcohols, or see the historical sights, a trip to Dublin has something for everyone. Here are 9 things to do and see in Dublin.
When in Dublin, one of your first stops has to be the Guinness Storehouse to enjoy a pint from the source. The massive 7-story building is the best place in the whole world to get a pint of the dark stuff. The tour is self-guided, so you’ll be able to wander and linger where you please. Make sure to book online to save some money.
Keep that buzz going and head over to the Jameson Distillery. On the tour, you’ll learn about the history of the company and what it takes to make Irish whiskey. After, you can enjoy classic Irish cuisine at their restaurant. Don’t miss the gift shop; this is a great place to purchase gifts for friends and family back home.
Take a peek into historic Dublin by visiting the infamous Dublin Castle and then Kilmainham Gaol. Dublin Castle covers 11 acres and includes museums, restaurants, gardens and government buildings. After, head to Kilmainham Gaol, an Irish prison dating back to the 1790’s jam packed with the dark history of the British oppression.
Hungry yet? Stop in at the Old Stand Restaurant and Pub (37 Exchequer St) for some traditional Irish Grub. The pub has old world charm and a lively atmosphere. It’s also a choice place to watch a rugby match.
In the evening, make sure to head to the Temple Bar area for a real Irish bar hopping experience.
9. Wicklow Daytrip
Had enough of the hustle and bustle of the city? Take a day trip to Wicklow and the surrounding areas. Become engulfed in the Irish countryside, by enjoying the breathtaking scenery of the Wicklow Mountains, The Sally Gap, Kennewick, Lough Tay and Glendalough.
Immerse yourself in Irish culture by creating a travel plan that fits all your interests and takes you to all that Dublin has to offer.