Dublin is a relatively small city and can be easily explored on foot. With a huge reputation, friendly locals, rich history, and plenty of attractions to discover, no matter what your travel style, a visit to Dublin will not be short of things to do, see and experience.
Viking and Georgian architecture collides
Dublin’s roots are Viking and the streets are a fascinating mix of historic and contemporary. You’ll find remnants of the Viking roots at Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and in several neighbourhoods in the city. You can also learn more about the Viking past by visiting the Viking Ireland exhibition and the National Museum of Ireland.
Dublin’s Georgian architecture gives the city a rugged charm. There are five grand Georgian Squares, dozens of Georgian streets and, of course, Trinity College. The College has a proud five-hundred-year history and encompasses four major squares, countless buildings, and the magnificent Old Library.
A UNESCO City of Literature
Literature is one thing that is firmly embedded in the heart of Dublin, so much so that UNESCO designated it a City of Literature in 2010. It has been the scene of countless works of fiction and the city has been the birthplace or home of many notable wordsmiths from around the world. This includes James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney and the inimitable Samuel Beckett.
A tipple (or two!)
No visit to Dublin would be complete without visiting some of the cities bars and pubs. There are many traditional, atmospheric pubs bursting with charm, and also plenty of trendy, stylish bars too depending on your choice of watering hole. The cobbled streets of the Temple Bar area on the south bank of the River Liffey are a good place to start and this is where you’ll find some of the oldest pubs in the city.
Visitors also shouldn’t miss out on a visit to the Guinness Storehouse when in the city. Learn about the history and origin of Ireland’s most famous drink, be taught how to pull the perfect pint of Guinness and enjoy drinks on the 7th floor, with panoramic views of the city.
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