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Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel
Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel

10-14 Findlater Place, Dublin 1

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (4,408 reviews)

Located in the center of historic Dublin, just off O'Connell Street, this modern seven-story hotel is a short walk from the …

£88
The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

27 St. Stephen's Green North, Dublin 2

5.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (741 reviews)

This luxury historic hotel is in the center of Dublin on St Stephen's Green Square, just steps from Grafton Street, and a …

£212
The Gresham Hotel
The Gresham Hotel

23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin 2

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,819 reviews)

Located in the heart of Dublin, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rotunda Hospital, Garden of Remembrance, and …

£133
Camden Court Hotel
Camden Court Hotel

Camden Street, Dublin 2

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,091 reviews)

Less than 1 km (0.6 mi) from St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, Camden Court Hotel is within 1.5 km (1 mi) of Trinity …

£129
Harcourt Hotel
Harcourt Hotel

60 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (1,117 reviews)

The former Dublin home of playwright George Bernard Shaw, this Georgian townhouse is a half-kilometer from St Stephen's Green …

£77
Blooms Hotel
Blooms Hotel

Anglesea Street, Dublin 2

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (2,058 reviews)

Set in the lively cultural quarter of Temple Bar very close to Grafton Street, Blooms Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of …

£85
Conrad Dublin
Conrad Dublin

Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

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4.5 out of 5 (829 reviews)

This 5-star luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Dublin, overlooking the National Concert Hall. The picturesque gardens o …

£199
Stephen's Green Travelodge
Stephen's Green Travelodge

Mercer Street Lower, Dublin 2

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (364 reviews)

Located in the heart of Dublin, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Stephen's Green and Gaiety Theatre. Trinity …

£84
Albany House
Albany House

84 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (434 reviews)

Situated in Dublin, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Iveagh Gardens and St. Stephen's Green. St. Patrick's …

£93
Handel's Apartments of Temple Bar
Handel's Apartments of Temple Bar

Various Addresses, Dublin

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (103 reviews)

These apartments are located throughout the area in Dublin.

£93
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Pocket Guide: Dublin St. Patrick's Cathedral Hotels

St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin was built in the 13th Century to honour St. Patrick, who is, of course, the patron saint of Ireland. It is the main cathedral of the Church of Ireland, the Anglican communion.

The site, legend has it, is next to a well where St. Patrick baptised converts to Christianity way back in the 5th Century.

Construction of the current cathedral started in 1220, although there were other sacred buildings there before that, recorded as early as 890. These were probably made of wood.

The tower is known as Minot's Tower, after a former Archbishop of Dublin. It houses bells donated by the Guinness family in 1897.

Jonathan Swift, who wrote Gulliver's Travels, was a dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in the 18th century and is buried there.

An incident in the cathedral in 1492 resulted in the birth of the well-known expression “to chance your arm”.

Two families were feuding and one group took refuge in St. Patrick's Cathedral. The head of the other family urged them to come out and make peace. When they refused, he had a hole cut in a door and risked putting his arm through it in order to shake hands with his enemies — a lesson for us all.

The Door of Reconciliation is still on display, among countless other artefacts that make a visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral a fascinating experience.

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