One of the most charismatic cities in Europe, it’s not surprising that Dublin is a popular destination for city breaks and holidays. The capital city of the Emerald Isle, Dublin is a great place to visit and has plenty to keep you busy on your city break.


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What to do?

There are lots of things to do in and around the city center. Sip a perfect pint of Guinness in Kehoe’s, a traditional style pub with friendly staff and locals, or explore the endless cobbled streets. Around every corner there is something sure to catch your eye – whether you enjoy history, social, shopping and culture, the city is packed with activities.

For those who enjoy exploring the cultural sites, head over to Dublin Castle, the heart of the city. If you enjoy wondering around museum or galleries, try out the National Gallery which plays host to over 2,500 paintings and 10,000 other works of art from the likes of Picasso, Monet and Caravaggio, just to name a few.

If it’s a nice day, go for a stroll in Phoenix Park, one of the largest national parks in Europe (707 Hectors to be precise). Or if you fancy a spot of shopping, make sure you visit some of Dublin’s markets and buy yourself a little keepsake from the city.

For more information on top attractions, check out the official Dublin Tourist Board website.


Outside the city.

While there is plenty to do in the city, Dublin is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Irish attractions. We really recommend getting out into the countryside, exploring a little further afield, and as Ireland is a relatively small country you can explore much more of it than you might think.

Rent a car in Dublin and head out into the stunning green countryside to explore everything else this fantastic country has to offer.

Just south of Dublin is Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown – which combines the vibrant feel of Dublin with the picturesque countryside of rural Ireland. Explore the town or take a drive down the coastline and enjoy some of the leisure pursuits the area has to offer. You might not necessarily associate Ireland with a beach holiday but in the summer months, they are some of the most spectacular in Europe and can’t afford to be missed.

Stop in on some of the other towns in the region too to get a real sense of what it’s like to live in Ireland. Towns with great names like Dalkey, Dollymount and Clontarf offer a real insight into what life is like on the east coast of Ireland and there are always plenty of things to see and do.

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One Response to “Things to do in Dublin”

  1. Adam @ Round the World we go Says:

    Thanks for the tips, looking forward to adding some of these to my list of things to see and do!

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