Both arty and picturesque, Dublin is a great choice for a memorable trip away.
You can spend your time strolling through the city’s green spaces like St Stephen’s Green or Phoenix Park, and wander along the streets that countless poets and writers like Yeats and Joyce have called home throughout the ages.
Perhaps you’d love to spend a day shopping down trendy Grafton Street or Henry Street. Or you might just fancy unwinding with a pint of Guinness. But whatever your perfect city break in Dublin looks like, you’ll be sure to find everything you need in this vibrant destination.
Dublin is a city famous for its literary history, and we’d definitely recommend taking some time to explore the city’s libraries and literary museums like the National Print Museum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland during your trip.
It’s also home to lots of notable theatre actors like Sir Michael Gambon and Brendan Gleeson, so expect a thriving theatre scene at playhouses like the Gaiety and Abbey, the perfect choice for a memorable night out.
Art fans will have plenty to keep them entertained too. A few of the many galleries across the city include the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery, and the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, and they’re well worth checking out.
Fun days out
For anyone looking for a bit of fun and light entertainment, head down to Dublin Zoo, explore the amazing sights Dublin Castle, first founded in the early 13th century, or even visit Kilmainham Gaol. This 19th-century jailhouse has a grisly reputation and lots of stories to tell.
If the weather’s nice, or even if you’d like to get a bit of fresh air somewhere really beautiful, pop to the National Botanic Gardens. And if you’re fond of a tipple, make your way down to the Irish Whiskey Museum.
Dining and nightlife
From lively Irish bars to trendy restaurants, the dining and nightlife scene of Dublin is definitely there to be enjoyed to the full.
St Stephen's Green and Grafton Street are the two top destinations for great pubs. And the well-known and buzzing Temple Bar is worth checking out too.
When you fancy a bite to eat, try some of the city’s lovely restaurants. There’s something to suit every taste and whim, with favourites including Sabor Brazil, The Vintage Kitchen for authentic Irish cuisine and Veda for great Indian dishes.