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Dublin Attractions

The attractions in Dublin, Ireland are truly second to none in the world. Dublin is famous for its beautiful scenery and famous sites, making it one of the most popular travel destinations. There are numerous Dublin excursions to take, like trips to St. Michan's Church, as well as Dublin tours of sites

like Glasnevin Cemetery. Regardless of which of these beloved Dublin sights you chose to see on your next trip, you are sure to have a great time in this vibrant city.

One of the top Dublin activities is visiting one of the area's lovely parks and gardens. The National Botanic Gardens are a not to be missed spot for those interested in viewing the country's native plants in a stunning setting. The Hill of Tara, and its famous views, is a must see spot that can easily be found on any map of Dublin. Another lovely place to visit is Phoenix Park. This park is known for its well paved and beautiful running paths. Another park that is great to take the whole family to is quaint, peaceful St. Stephen's Green. If you are traveling with kids who love animals, you'll want to be sure to spend a day at the Dublin Zoo during your stay in the area.

There are also many local spots in Dublin that celebrate the varied history of this city. One of these tourist sites is Kilmainham Goal, once an infamous jail. Another of the most famous things to do in Dublin is visit the Marsh Library. The library's vast collection contains over 20,000 rare books. The Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum is one of the best places to visit for adults and children interested in learning about the history of Dublin. If you are interested in learning about the original inhabitants of Dublin, be sure to stop at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin to see history presented in a fun and entertaining way.

From quiet Merrion Square to Aras an Uachtarain, the President of Ireland's home, many delights await you on your next trip to lovely Dublin, Ireland.

Things to Do in Dublin with Kids

There are lots of amazing experiences in Dublin that the entire gang will love. Here are a few of the best family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Dublin

Heading to Dublin on a budget? The following can be seen for nix.

Chester Beatty Library and Gallery of Oriental Art - Talk to the staff or curator and learn more about the unique collections housed at this museum.

Booterstown Bird Sanctuary - Get close to the animal world and maybe even learn a thing or two.

St. Stephen's Green - Fun, fun, fun awaits at this fantastic place.

Millennium Bridge - Architecture fan or not, you're certain to be wowed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Trinity College - If you're planning to explore the history of the area through its landmarks, include this one on your sightseeing list.

College Green - Spend some time in this vibrant place and imagine what life would be like as a local resident.

Grand Canal - Find a nice place to sit and appreciate the peacefulness that comes with being around water.

Irish Stock Exchange - If you'd like to explore a few of the more important or interesting places in the community, it's worth visiting this place.

St. Teresa's Church - Work on your spiritual side or simply savor the tranquil atmosphere at this sacred place.

Sandymount Beach - Go for a stroll along the water's edge and maybe even dip a toe in.

Dublin Mountains - You're certain to reconnect with Mother Nature at this awe-inspiring place.

St. Stephen's Green - Grab your blanket, pack some food and find a cozy area to be at one with nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Dublin

City Centre Dublin

O'Connell Street and Dublin Castle are a few top attractions in City Centre Dublin. Hop around the city on the metro at Jervis Station or Abbey Street Station and check out the area's fantastic nightlife, fascinating museums, and great live music.

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Temple Bar

Wander down medieval-style alleys lined with pubs, shops and galleries, then have a pint, listen to music or party.

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Ballsbridge

Ballsbridge is known for its fantastic nightlife, and with sights like Aviva Stadium and Dublin Port, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Sandymount.

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Glasnevin

Unique features of Glasnevin include the gardens and restaurants. Make a stop by Glasnevin Cemetery or National Botanic Gardens while you're exploring the area.

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Kilmainham

Kilmainham is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Kilmainham Gaol Historical Museum or War Memorial Gardens.

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Broadstone

While Broadstone might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like O'Connell Street and Croke Park.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Dublin on a sunny day?

When the forecast is full of sunshine, these outdoor activities are hard to resist:

What to do in Dublin on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish, splosh and splash your way through a rainy day when there are so many excellent indoor activities to try:

What is Dublin famous for?

With loads of landmarks like these to explore, your most challenging decision will be what to see first:

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College
  • Aviva Stadium
  • St. Stephens Green

What should I not miss in Dublin?

If you're eager to experience the best of this place, fit these attractions into your schedule:

  • Malahide Castle
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Gaiety Theatre
  • Merrion Square

Are there cheap things to do in Dublin?

There are lots of experiences here that'll catch your eye if you're traveling on a shoestring:

What can you do in Dublin for free?

Your vacation in Dublin needn't break the bank with free attractions like these to enjoy:

  • Trinity College
  • St. Stephens Green
  • St. Patricks Cathedral
  • Ha Penny Bridge