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Ireland's culture-rich capital offers endless things to do, with over 1,000 pubs and a multitude of must-see sights such as the beautiful old library and Book of Kells at Trinity College. With the centre being relatively small in size, the best of Dublin can be easily explored on foot. A visit to the Guinness Storehouse offers a fascinating insight into one of the city's most famous exports, with the on-site bar offering sweeping views over the skyline and plenty of opportunities to taste 'the black stuff'.

The charming cobbled streets are also sprinkled with a variety of museums, monuments and galleries such as the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery and Dublin Castle. If you want to delve even deeper into the city's past, walking tours are held on most days and some are even free.

When evening falls, many flock to the lively area of Temple Bar which hosts a huge variety of traditional pubs and bars. However, it can get overcrowded with tourists at night-time so you may want to venture to another part of town such as Grafton Street for a more authentic Irish pub experience.

Dublin Airport is located about ten kilometres from the city centre, with an express bus service running between the two locations every 15 minutes.


From £128 per night

This weekend

From £294 per night

Next weekend

From £295 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.44
Language English
Average weekend price £167 per night
Average weekday price £169 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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Visit to Guinness Factory a must.

10 August 2022

Visit to Guinness Factory a must. We stayed in 2 different areas Temple Bar first great vibe to get our holiday started. Stayed at Riu Plaza Gresham on our return. Sophisticated with exceptionally helpful staff

Diane Australia

The city is great, the people are welcoming, the weather was...

8 August 2022

The city is great, the people are welcoming, the weather was comfortable: neither hot nor cold. Getting around the city is comfy, too. But we prefer walking. The sights of the city and its history and architecture are unique. I wish I could have stayed there longer


A beautiful city with well maintained gardens, and great...

7 August 2022

A beautiful city with well maintained gardens, and great care of its cultural heritage. The Irish pubs and cuisine is great and the city caters to meals from all corners of the word- mediterranean, middle east, India as well as far east. Its a great place to walk around and spend time in the gardens which are beautiful. The Book of Kell in Trinity College, Dublin castle and the history of Jameson and Guiness are amazing stories to experience. The drive in through the beautiful country side to Cliff of Moher will remember etched in my mind for a long time.


Dublin is an interesting city with a fascinating history and...

3 August 2022

Dublin is an interesting city with a fascinating history and current cultural mix. Restaurants and pub kife abound. Recommend the GPO history and Dublinier experience. The Michael Collins grave at Glasneven Cemetery reflects the high esteem this revolutionary first leader of Free Ireland is held in. A great modern city with wonderful history.

WayneCJ Australia

Dublin is a great city for a short stay for the family...

3 August 2022

Dublin is a great city for a short stay for the family members who don't love city's. Great parks, easy walking around, quick trips to great spots like Dalkey, Forty Foot. Took a trip to The Black Forge & it did not disappoint!!!

Maureen United States

Dublin is one of my favourite places in the world.

1 August 2022

Dublin is one of my favourite places in the world. For a big city, the locals are incredibly friendly. I've never had a bad meal there! You can walk everywhere, and the shopping is the best in the world!

Penelope Australia

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