If there’s one thing that Dublin has plenty of, it’s beautiful historic buildings. However, few are as impressive or as important as the former headquarters of the Bank of Ireland. Located in the heart of the city, close to several hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs, the building is a prominent Dublin landmark and well worth a visit during your stay.
The Bank of Ireland
Originally built in 1729 to house the Irish government, the building was the first purpose-built two-chamber parliament building in the world. However, following the Act of Union in 1800, the Irish parliament was dissolved and the Bank of Ireland moved into the building in its place.
Thanks to its imposing façade and prominent location next to Trinity College, holidaymakers staying in hotels and guesthouses close to the bank can’t help but notice its presence.
Though it no longer serves as the headquarters for the bank, the building still makes an interesting stop on a tour of Dublin. If you are planning to visit during your stay, make sure you ask to see the beautiful old parliament rooms, available to the public on request.
Hotels Close to the Bank of Ireland
Set in the heart of Dublin, just moments from the River Liffey, St Stephen’s Green and Dublin Castle, the Bank of Ireland is in one of the most interesting and historic parts of the city.
For visitors who want to stay close to the attractions of Dublin, hotels close to the Bank of Ireland are ideal. Offering a fantastic choice of accommodation options to suit a range of budgets, the hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs close to the bank will make a great base for your trip.
Attractions Near the Bank of Ireland
If you choose to stay in a hotel close to the former Bank of Ireland headquarters, you’ll be within easy reach of almost all of Dublin’s main sights and attractions.
After you’ve spent a morning learning about Ireland’s turbulent political history at the bank, you can explore the neighbouring Trinity College, admire some priceless artworks at the National Gallery of Ireland, or take a stroll from your hotel along the banks of the River Liffey.
Alternatively, holidaymakers staying in hotels close to the Bank of Ireland can hop on a train or a bus and travel to the beautiful Phoenix Park, the fascinating Kilmainham Gaol or travel out to one of the many stunning golf courses that surround the city for a few rounds in the sun.
The Best Hotels for Shopping Near the Bank of Ireland
As the Bank of Ireland is less than five minutes’ walk from Grafton Street, Dublin’s main shopping boulevard, the hotels in the area are perfect for holidaymakers who want to indulge in a little retail therapy during their stay.
With a range of high street retailers, designer boutiques and independent retailers, there’s more than enough to keep even the most enthusiastic shopper busy for the duration of their stay.