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Dublin is rich in both culture and things to do, with over 1,000 pubs and countless must-see landmarks like the beautiful Old Library and Book of Kells at Trinity College. The best of the Irish capital can be easily explored on foot since the center is as compact as it is charming. A visit to the Guinness Storehouse offers a fascinating glimpse into one of the city's most famous exports, with an on-site bar offering panoramic views over of the city and plenty of pints of "the black stuff."

Down the charming cobbled streets are a variety of museums, monuments, and galleries like the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery, and Dublin Castle. If you want to dive even deeper into the city's past, walking tours are available almost every day, and some are even free.

When evening comes, head to the lively area near Temple Bar, which is packed with traditional pubs and bars. It gets crowded at night, so if you're looking for a more subdued yet authentic Irish expereince, head over to Grafton Street.

Dublin Airport is located about 6 miles from the city center, with an express bus service running between the two every 15 minutes.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.07
Language English
Average weekend price $170 per night
Average weekday price $178 per night
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Dublin is a great small city - it is international in...

May 24, 2022

Dublin is a great small city - it is international in outlook, with a good variety of restaurants and pubs. The city is over 1000 years old, so there are lots of really interesting things to see. It's a relatively small country, so you can take a bus tour from Dublin to the West Coast for a day.

Lisa United States of America

Had a wonderful nights stay in the Gresham hotel which is...

May 22, 2022

Had a wonderful nights stay in the Gresham hotel which is conveniently located near the shops and restaurants. The bedroom in the new wing was very modern and spacious and the breakfast was varied and tasty. Had lunch in Sophie's rooftop restaurant in Harcourt Street. Great salad, pizza and cocktails and 360 degree view of Dublin's skyline. Shopping in Grafton Street, coffee in Bewley's and a drink at the bar in the Gresham on our return. Walked everywhere, no need for taxi or bus as central Dublin is compact.

Jacqueline Ireland

Wonderful Irish stew in Merchants Arch.

May 19, 2022

Wonderful Irish stew in Merchants Arch. Atmospheric Google Docks. Life-affirming Irish Emigration Museum. Gorgeous St. Patrick Hall in Dublin Castle. Live music in pubs and bars. Public transport system is very developed but it does not accept any card payments, nor banknotes. Only coins. And this is medieval. During the day the city is clean and wonderful to observe. But in the night hundreds of drunk people fill the bars and later the streets of the city center. When going to Kilmainham Gaol Museum (Jail Museum) call them in advance: you may find-out that the earliest admission time is in 3-4 hours.

Viacheslav Switzerland

Awesome city ☺️

May 18, 2022

Awesome city ☺️ I wish we could stayed longer. I loved every corner that we met. People are just amazing, Irish ones and the foreigners. Customer servise is at another level, way beyond our expectations. We went to a pub and talked to people like we know them for a long time. We felt welcomed, and appreciated! I loved their dairy products, the same made coffee taste even better. I recommend Irland to everyone!

Vera Brazil

Gosh we LOVED Dublin.

May 18, 2022

Gosh we LOVED Dublin. Can’t wait to go back and wish we had another week to stay. We loved the Jameson distillery tour (we did the cocktail making class and loved it), and we did enjoy the Guinness storehouse, also. We did a pub crawl one day and met the most amazing people and had a lovely time!!!! We got a 3 day visitor bus pass for 16€ each and got around seamlessly for 3 days. SUCH a cheap form of transportation compared to other big cities. Brazen Head was a wonderful pub and the Beef & Guinness stew was to die for.


Loved this lively , friendly city Lots to see and do...

May 17, 2022

Loved this lively , friendly city Lots to see and do something for everyone , recommend tour bus first day to get bearings .used tram to get around - day saver . Cafe Vivaldi for fabulous Irish full breakfast- went back 3 times !

Sonia United Kingdom

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