Top 10 things to do in Dublin
Some sights are definitely worth seeing!
Below you will find a list of the 10 "must see" attractions in our city.
1. Guinness Storehouse
Not to be missed! This is the ultimate Brewery tour. You wind up in the Gravity Bar where you can enjoy a pint of the black stuff with what is arguably the best view of Dublin City.
2. Pub Crawl
Several different pub crawls are organised in Dublin. Some are themed, there is a literary pub crawl, a musical pub crawl and a traditional music pub crawl, some are just tried and tested pubs! And there's plenty of them!
3. National Gallery
With free entry, great permanent and exciting temporary exhibitions this is a definite winner for a rainy or cold day.
4. Trinity College - Book of Kells
An all time favourite for all visitors, the beautiful buildings and grounds of Trinity College are worth a visit in their own right. The historically important and beautifully illustrated book of Kells is housed in the Trinity College Library.
www.tcd.ie/Book of Kells
5. Number 29
A museum worth visiting. This Georgian Townhouse has been restored to its former splendour by the Electricity Supply Board and gives a glimpse into the life of a wealthy family in the 1790's
6. Temple Bar
Dublins Cultural Quarter, this is the undisputed hub of activity in Dublin. Pubs, bars, restaurants, quirky shops and street musicians make the cobbled streets of Temple Bar an area worth visiting. Markets and cultural events also take place here on a regular basis.
7. Christchurch Cathedral
One of the most prominent structures of its area the cathedral holds services on a regular basis, as well as concerts. A combined ticket to see the inside of the Cathedral and Dublinia is available.
8. Dublinia/Viking World
Next to Christchurch is Dublinia and the Viking World. The Museum offers an interesting look at the history behind the Dublin you see today, from the Viking invasions to the Medieval times that shaped our city.
9. Phoenix Park/Dublin Zoo
The larges enclosed public park in Europe, this park has ornamental gardens, nature trails, official buildings and Dublin Zoo.
10. Kilmainham Gaol
An exhibition shows the history of the prison. On the tour you can see the cells that held some of the most important political prisoners in Irish history.
There is a host of other things to do as well, the list above is just a compilation of the top 10 things to do in Dublin, have a look at the official touris site : www.visitdublin.ie
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