1.6 miles from city centre
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.
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1.8 miles from city centre
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.
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0.4 miles from city centre
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 …
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1.1 miles from city centre
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 £37 per night
Saint Stephen's Green
0.7 miles from city centre
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.
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0.3 miles from city centre
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 £33 per night
2.8 miles from city centre
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 £92 per night
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.
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|Most popular time to visit||October–December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||€ 10 = £8.44|
|Average weekend price||£167 per night|
|Average weekday price||£169 per night|
|Typical stay||1 night|
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
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 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 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.
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!!!
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!
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