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Top Things To See In Dublin

One of the world’s most enchanting destinations, Dublin is rich with fascinating history and one-of-a-kind nightlife – just check out the fairytale-esque Dublin Castle to get a taste of Gothic intrigue, or the vibrant Temple Bar neighbourhood to explore some of the city’s unforgettable pubs. If you’re looking for things to see in Dublin, or you just want to stroll the cobblestone streets without having to change out of your slippers, then join us on a virtual 360° tour of the city from the comfort of your own home. Just click on through to launch a digital adventure, and, as the Irish say, “may the road rise up to meet you.”

Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Castle
  • Built on a former Viking settlement and dating from the 13th century, this ornate castle provides a fascinating look at Ireland throughout the ages. It served as the seat of Ireland’s rulers for over 700 years, and has welcomed everyone from Benjamin Franklin to Nelson Mandela. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of queens, writers, presidents and countesses as they explore the stately Georgian architecture, the lush gardens, and the Medieval Tower, constructed during the reign of Henry III. The castle houses a permanent collection of Irish artwork, furniture, prints and textiles, and also hosts a number of eclectic exhibitions.
  • Built on a former Viking settlement and dating from the 13th century, this ornate castle provides a fascinating look at Ireland throughout the ages. It served as the seat of Ireland’s rulers for over 700 years, and has welcomed everyone from Benjamin Franklin to Nelson Mandela. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of queens, writers, presidents and countesses as they explore the stately Georgian architecture, the lush gardens, and the Medieval Tower, constructed during the reign of Henry III. The castle houses a permanent collection of Irish artwork, furniture, prints and textiles, and also hosts a number of eclectic exhibitions.
  • Early Access to the Book of Kells & Dublin Castle Tour
Christ Church Cathedral
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Rising dramatically at the end of Lord Edward Street, Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral is one of the city’s most breathtaking buildings. The cathedral is the official seat of the Church of Ireland, and although it’s one of the last remaining vestiges of the labyrinthine medieval quarter that once surrounded it, its doors still act as a gateway to Dublin’s majestic past. Henry II attended a Christmas service here all the way back in 1171, and more recently it’s featured in a number of TV shows and films. Perhaps the most famous sight in the cathedral is the tomb of the warlord Strongbow, but the impressive crypt – the largest in the country – is also worth exploring.
  • Rising dramatically at the end of Lord Edward Street, Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral is one of the city’s most breathtaking buildings. The cathedral is the official seat of the Church of Ireland, and although it’s one of the last remaining vestiges of the labyrinthine medieval quarter that once surrounded it, its doors still act as a gateway to Dublin’s majestic past. Henry II attended a Christmas service here all the way back in 1171, and more recently it’s featured in a number of TV shows and films. Perhaps the most famous sight in the cathedral is the tomb of the warlord Strongbow, but the impressive crypt – the largest in the country – is also worth exploring.
  • Viking Walking Tour: Christ Church Cathedral with Bell Ringing
Kilmainham Gaol
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • History buffs looking for things to do in Ireland should put Kilmainham Gaol at the top of their bucket list. Some of the country’s biggest political figures were once prisoners of the Gaol, including Robert Emmet and leaders of the Easter Rising. It’s a vast space – one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe – and is accessible only by guided tour. Of particular note is the museum housing exhibits covering the history of Irish nationalism, as well as an art gallery displaying modern works from prisoners across the country.
  • History buffs looking for things to do in Ireland should put Kilmainham Gaol at the top of their bucket list. Some of the country’s biggest political figures were once prisoners of the Gaol, including Robert Emmet and leaders of the Easter Rising. It’s a vast space – one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe – and is accessible only by guided tour. Of particular note is the museum housing exhibits covering the history of Irish nationalism, as well as an art gallery displaying modern works from prisoners across the country.
  • Guide to Exploring Kilmainham Gaol
Old Parliament House
  • Old Parliament House
  • Dublin has a reputation for its gorgeous Georgian architecture, and one of the most impressive examples is the Old Parliament House on College Green. One of the world’s first two-chamber parliament houses – constructed between 1729 and 1739 – the property now serves as the headquarters for the Bank of Ireland. The House of Lords chamber is still open to the public, and visitors can check out the Edward Smyth sculptures gracing the portico, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland’s woolsack, and the mace of the Irish House of Commons. It’s one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the city; catch a 360° glimpse of the property here.
  • Dublin has a reputation for its gorgeous Georgian architecture, and one of the most impressive examples is the Old Parliament House on College Green. One of the world’s first two-chamber parliament houses – constructed between 1729 and 1739 – the property now serves as the headquarters for the Bank of Ireland. The House of Lords chamber is still open to the public, and visitors can check out the Edward Smyth sculptures gracing the portico, the Lord Chancellor of Ireland’s woolsack, and the mace of the Irish House of Commons. It’s one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the city; catch a 360° glimpse of the property here.
  • Discover Hotels Near College Green Area
St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Dating from the 13th century, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the tallest and largest church in the country. Its dramatic spire and Gothic architecture draw worshippers from around the world, while literature lovers come to visit the grave of Jonathan Swift (a former Dean of St. Patrick’s). The choir has a worldwide reputation, and you can catch its recitals in the Lady Chapel, a dazzling space that still features a chair that King William III used after his triumph at the Battle of the Boyne. Free guided tours are available Monday to Saturday, or you can click here to take a virtual voyage around this historic space.
  • Dating from the 13th century, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the tallest and largest church in the country. Its dramatic spire and Gothic architecture draw worshippers from around the world, while literature lovers come to visit the grave of Jonathan Swift (a former Dean of St. Patrick’s). The choir has a worldwide reputation, and you can catch its recitals in the Lady Chapel, a dazzling space that still features a chair that King William III used after his triumph at the Battle of the Boyne. Free guided tours are available Monday to Saturday, or you can click here to take a virtual voyage around this historic space.
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
St. Stephens Green
  • St. Stephens Green
  • St. Stephen’s Green is a tranquil respite in the middle of Dublin, and is the perfect spot to catch a summer concert, take the kids to the playground, or bird-watch over a light picnic of tea and Irish barmbrack bread. The park’s colourful history dates back over 400 years, and is populated with larger-than-life figures such as Sir Arthur Guinness and Constance Markiewicz, a leader in the Easter Rising. You can download a free audio tour, but make sure not to miss the waterfall, the Garden for the Blind (featuring aromatic plants that can be held), and the sculptures peppered throughout the grounds.
  • St. Stephen’s Green is a tranquil respite in the middle of Dublin, and is the perfect spot to catch a summer concert, take the kids to the playground, or bird-watch over a light picnic of tea and Irish barmbrack bread. The park’s colourful history dates back over 400 years, and is populated with larger-than-life figures such as Sir Arthur Guinness and Constance Markiewicz, a leader in the Easter Rising. You can download a free audio tour, but make sure not to miss the waterfall, the Garden for the Blind (featuring aromatic plants that can be held), and the sculptures peppered throughout the grounds.
  • Hotels near Top St. Stephen's Green Attractions
St Teresa's Church Discalced Carmelites
  • St Teresa's Church Discalced Carmelites
  • A peaceful sanctuary tucked away near the elegant shops of Grafton Street, St. Teresa’s is a local favourite, and a perfect spot for a moment of reflection. Just step through its doors and you’ll feel the buzz of Dublin’s city centre disappear behind you; soak up the silence, take in the Caravaggio, and marvel at the sumptuous stained-glass windows. The church is especially impressive during Sunday Mass, when the rich voices of the choir carry down Clarendon Street. There’s even a bookshop and a cosy café selling homemade fare.
  • A peaceful sanctuary tucked away near the elegant shops of Grafton Street, St. Teresa’s is a local favourite, and a perfect spot for a moment of reflection. Just step through its doors and you’ll feel the buzz of Dublin’s city centre disappear behind you; soak up the silence, take in the Caravaggio, and marvel at the sumptuous stained-glass windows. The church is especially impressive during Sunday Mass, when the rich voices of the choir carry down Clarendon Street. There’s even a bookshop and a cosy café selling homemade fare.
  • Discover Hotels Near St. Teresa's Church
Ha'Penny Bridge
  • Ha'Penny Bridge
  • Dating from 1816, the Ha’Penny Bridge is a pedestrian Bridge that crosses the River Liffey. The Bridge has become renowned for the padlocks placed on its railings by couples celebrating their relationships, as well as for being a prime place to snap a selfie at sunset. The Bridge is especially photogenic at night, when its lamp-lit reflection glows softly on the water. Stroll across in person to visit Southside attractions such as Temple Bar and Grafton Street – one of the country’s premier shopping spots, or cross to the Northside to pop by Dublin Zoo, the James Joyce Centre and the National Museum of Ireland.
  • Dating from 1816, the Ha’Penny Bridge is a pedestrian Bridge that crosses the River Liffey. The Bridge has become renowned for the padlocks placed on its railings by couples celebrating their relationships, as well as for being a prime place to snap a selfie at sunset. The Bridge is especially photogenic at night, when its lamp-lit reflection glows softly on the water. Stroll across in person to visit Southside attractions such as Temple Bar and Grafton Street – one of the country’s premier shopping spots, or cross to the Northside to pop by Dublin Zoo, the James Joyce Centre and the National Museum of Ireland.
  • Guide to Exploring Ha' Penny Bridge
Temple Bar
  • Temple Bar
  • Bursting with restaurants, pubs, galleries and clubs, lively Temple Bar is the cultural heart of the city, and is a must-see neighbourhood for anyone looking to dip their toes into Dublin’s nightlife scene. Situated south of the River Liffey, the Temple Bar area is spread across Meeting House Square and its surrounding cobbled lanes, which are bursting with buskers, artists, restaurateurs and tourists. It’s a great place to grab some Indonesian food, dance to traditional Irish music, visit the Gallery of Photography, or tip back a pint of Guinness in The Brazen Head – the oldest pub in Ireland.
  • Bursting with restaurants, pubs, galleries and clubs, lively Temple Bar is the cultural heart of the city, and is a must-see neighbourhood for anyone looking to dip their toes into Dublin’s nightlife scene. Situated south of the River Liffey, the Temple Bar area is spread across Meeting House Square and its surrounding cobbled lanes, which are bursting with buskers, artists, restaurateurs and tourists. It’s a great place to grab some Indonesian food, dance to traditional Irish music, visit the Gallery of Photography, or tip back a pint of Guinness in The Brazen Head – the oldest pub in Ireland.
  • Guinness, Whiskey & Temple Bar Highlights Walking Tour

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