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What to Do in Dublin: Must See Attractions

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 plenty of incredible experiences in Dublin that the whole gang will get a buzz out of. These are a few of the top 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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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 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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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.


North Wall

If you're spending time in North Wall, check out sights like 3Arena or Dublin Port and hop on the metro to see more the city at Mayor Square - NCI Station or Spencer Dock Station.


Phibsborough is well-liked for its restaurants. You can also take some time to explore sights in the surrounding area like O'Connell Street and Croke Park.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Dublin on a sunny day?

What to do in Dublin on a rainy day?

If it's pelting down during your stay, put down your umbrella and have a go at a few of these popular indoor activities:

What is Dublin famous for?

Your days will be busy with all of these iconic attractions to cross off your to-do list:

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College
  • Dublin Castle
  • Aviva Stadium

What should I not miss in Dublin?

Put these sights high on your to-do list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Malahide Castle
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Gaiety Theatre
  • Vicar Street

Are there cheap things to do in Dublin?

If you're traveling on a budget, you may like to add the following thrifty experiences to your itinerary:

What can you do in Dublin for free?

You could put your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions will cost you nothing at all:

  • Trinity College
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • St. Stephen's Green
  • Ha' Penny Bridge