Dublin

Delightfully Diverse

A charming and cosmopolitan city, the delights of Dublin are many and varied; from superb cultural and historical attractions, to an exuberant party scene, the heart of the Irish Republic has something to offer each and every visitor.

Turn the page on the city's literary pedigree and sip an Irish whiskey in the same pubs frequented by some of the world's greatest writers, poets and playwrights, including James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Jonathon Swift and Samuel Beckett. Delve into historic Dublin, with elegant old buildings and monuments recalling the city's sometimes passionate and troubled past. There are beautiful parks and gardens, magnificent churches, fascinating museums and a university that has been educating students since 1592.

Dublin is certainly home of the Craic. Choose from the pub scene in Temple Bar, or stop for a pint of the 'black stuff' at the Gravity Bar on the seventh floor of the Guinness Storehouse. Foodies will also love Dublin for its range of traditional pub fare and contemporary cuisine.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Join the Temple Bar Craic: Explore the choice of pubs, restaurants and bars in Temple Bar.
  2. Dublin's Oldest Pub: The Brazen Head has been serving pints since 1185. Try the luscious ales that will quench any thirst and enjoy the good food and live music for a true Irish pub experience.
  3. Walk along the Liffey: To take in the city simply follow the course of the river from resurrected Dublin docklands to Phoenix Park.
  4. Phoenix Park: Visit Europe's largest urban enclosed park where fallow deer graze.

More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Dublin chapter in our online Britain & Ireland Essentials brochure. Click here.

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