1.6 miles from downtown
With its grand Victorian houses and leafy avenues, this is the heart of well-heeled Dublin. This is where you’ll find many diplomatic outposts, including the landmark US Embassy, a striking circular building with echoes of Celtic design. For echoes of the sporting kind, just down the road you’ll find Lansdowne Road, the home of Irish rugby.
Places to stay from $56 a night
1.9 miles from downtown
Dublin has a plethora of vibrant little village-style suburbs on the outskirts, with a splendid mix of redbrick Victorian and Edwardian mansions and terraces. The “Three Rs” – Rathmines, Rathgar and Ranelagh – are on the south side and rank among the best of them. The majestic Grand Canal flows through all three, less than 5km from the centre.
Places to stay from $36 a night
0.4 miles from downtown
In the days before the Celtic Tiger economy, penniless artists lived in Temple Bar. Now this web of narrow streets, bang in the city centre, is a mix of art galleries, restaurants, pubs and music venues. Handel’s Messiah was first performed here in 1742. Cow’s Lane has a Saturday fashion and design market – there’s a surprise round every corner …
Places to stay from $15 a night
1.1 miles from downtown
There’s a lot to see on these classic Dublin suburban streets – including the Gaelic games stadium, Croke Park, which towers over much of Drumcondra. Start at Fagan’s Pub, local haunt of former Taoiseach (Irish for “Prime Minister”), Bertie Ahern. It was here he brought US President, Bill Clinton, in September 1998. See the photo on the wall.
Places to stay from $47 a night
Saint Stephen's Green
0.7 miles from downtown
If shopping is your bag, start from St Stephen’s Green – and make elegant and affable Shelbourne Hotel your campaign headquarters. Grafton Street has all the luxury boutiques your wallet can bear. Dawson Street adds restaurants. And believe it or not, the Irish parliament, Trinity College and the National Gallery are all in the same square mile.
Places to stay from $67 a night
0.3 miles from downtown
Cross the River Liffey to O’Connell Street, which runs all the way to Parnell Square. Here you’ll see monuments dedicated to two very different Dublins: the GPO, with its Greek-style porticos, is where Irish independence was won in 1916; while the 398-foot stainless steel Spire of Dublin was completed in 2003 as a salute to Ireland’s new prosperity.
Places to stay from $42 a night
2.9 miles from downtown
The first thing Dubliners will tell you about Clontarf is that it’s where Ireland’s last High King, Brian Boru, trounced the Vikings in 1014. The second thing they’ll tell you is that the only battle today is for desirable homes – preferably with views of Dublin Bay. It’s also the perfect setting for a walk in St Anne’s Park or Fairview Park.
Places to stay from $117 a night
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.
From $234 per night
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.07|
|Average weekend price||$170 per night|
|Average weekday price||$178 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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 !
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