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Ha' Penny Bridge
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Ha\' Penny Bridge showing a bridge, a city and a river or creek

Stroll along the oldest pedestrianized bridge in the city and capture photos of the electric cityscape of Dublin at night.

Ha’Penny Bridge in central Dublin is a curved ironwork structure dating back to 1816. Although it is officially the Liffey Bridge, its nickname refers to the toll charge that was in place during its early years. Its place as the first pedestrianized bridge in the city has cultivated a legendary and romantic aura. Stroll hand in hand with your partner along the path and gaze at the Dublin skyline.

The 141-foot (43-meter) bridge now accommodates as many as 30,000 pedestrians daily. Stand in the center of this famous crossing and enjoy the view of Dublin’s cityscape. Stay for sunset to see the river reflect the changing hues of the sky. The nighttime view of the lights of parallel bridges and riverside buildings is spectacular.

Enjoy the sensation of standing in the center of Dublin, at the river separating the north and south of this historic city. Note that the city has employed lock pickers to remove love locks visitors have attached to the railings in order to avoid damage to the historic bridge.

Explore the commercial area on the southern end of the bridge. Restaurants, cafés and boutiques cover the zone. Relax with a pint of traditional Irish Guinness in a pub at either end of the bridge.

Learn the history behind this recognizable passage built to replace a ferry system. It stood proudly as the only pedestrian bridge on the river for 184 years.

Originally 450 people would cross the bridge per day, grudgingly paying the half penny or 1.5-penny toll. Appreciate the restoration in 2001 that removed commercial clutter and restored the structure to its quaintness and original off-white color.

Make use of the bridge, whose toll charge is resigned to history, for free. It remains open at all times.

The Ha’Penny Bridge crosses the River Liffey as it runs through the city center. It stands between the pedestrian Millennium Bridge and the mixed-traffic O’Connell Bridge. Ride a bus to one of the many stops on either bank of the river. Nearby landmarks include the Chinese Gospel Church of Dublin and Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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4 out of 5
19-20 Fleet Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is $109 per night from May 23 to May 23
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4 out of 5
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The price is $86 per night from May 18 to May 18
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4 out of 5
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The price is $105 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
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