Attractions in Dublin City
As the capital of Ireland Dublin has a huge range of things to do, places to visit and sights to see. It’s history dates back hundreds of years so there’s always something new and old to explore. We’ve listed just a few of what we think are the best attractions worth a visit across the city
Peer back in history by taking a visit to see the Book of Kells in Trinity Colleges iconic 300-year-old Long Room Library. The book itself is over 1200 years old and on display 7 days a week. The College itself is located in the heart of Dublin and close to many other attractions making it a great first stop on any trip to the city.
Lighten the wallet by taking a stroll through Dublin’s premier shopping location. Just a short walk from Trinity College, follow the street and you’ll quickly arrive to St Stephens Green. Stretch on the grass and relax, taking a break from the hustle and bustle that was Grafton Street.
Unfortunately, the Houses of the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) are not open to public tours. However, being located on Kildare Street, just a short walk from St Stephens Green, makes them worth the quick visit. The National Museum of Archaeology, Natural History Museum and the National Library of Ireland are all also located just around the corner. Perfect for fitting a few visits in one trip.
Home of the famous Pint of black since 1759. Guinness Storehouse was renovated and now boasts 7 floors telling the story of Guinness Arthur and a 360-degree view of the city from the top floor gravity bar.
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. It is a daily place of worship, but at over 800 years old it carries significant historical and architectural significance.
Constructed in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement, Dublin Castle served for centuries as the headquarters of English, and later British, administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.
Croke Park is the home of Ireland’s Gaelic Athletic Association and has capacity for 82,300 spectators. Check out their line-up and catch everything from Gaelic Football, soccer and American Football to some of the biggest music entertainers like U2, Elton John and Ed Sheeran.