What to see
- Tour Dublin – Discover more of the city on one of the hop-on-hop-off bus tours. If you prefer to discover the city for yourself, download an iWalk from www.visitdublin.com to your MP3 player and take things at your own pace.
- Visit a Castle – Step back in time and visit a selection of ancient and historic fortifications situated both in the city and throughout Dublin County e.g. Malahide Castle.
- Discover the story of Dublin – A wealth of museums such as National Museums to the story of Viking Dublin and Dublinia, hold an array of information and artifacts recounting the history of this ancient capital.
- Visit Georgian Dublin – The Georgian door is a well recognized symbol of ‘Welcome’ in Dublin. In the 18th century (Georgian Era) the city acquired this beautiful and distinctive style of architecture. Stroll through the elegant streets of Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares, as fine examples of the great Georgian period.
- Get to the heart of Literary Dublin – Dublin is home to a great literary tradition - its native sons include: Shaw, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett. Learn more about these world renowned writers at the Dublin Writers Museum on Parnell Square and at the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove.
- Pop in to one of Dublin’s Tourist Information Offices - visit the Dublin Tourism Centre in the former Saint Andrews Church on Suffolk Street (just off Grafton Street) in the city centre. Apart from the opportunity to see this beautifully restored building, there is a wide range of services to assist you in planning your visit to Dublin City and Dublin County.
What to Do
- Eat out – Dubliners like to eat, and the last ten years has seen the emergence of a cosmopolitan and chic food culture, which is mirrored in the hundreds of restaurants you will find throughout the Dublin region.
- Sample some local brews – Have a pint of Guinness or a shot of whiskey in one of Dublin's 1,000 pubs! Discover how our world-famous beverages are made with visits to the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.
- Shop 'til you drop! – Dublin offers a wonderful array of products ranging from the traditional to the contemporary in its many shops, boutiques and department stores.
- Party the night away! – Dublin has one of Europe's most vibrant and exciting nightlife cultures. So whether it's the traditional pubs with Irish music, or the hip and trendy bar and club scene that you're after, you'll find it all here in Dublin!
- Catch a show – Dublin is also famous for its playwrights and choice of theatres so if drama's your thing why not check out what's on.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, coach tours will take you to the surrounding countryside or coastal villages, just a 20-minute drive from the city centre. Alternatively, use the Dublin Rail or DART services to visit one of Dublin’s pretty seaside towns. Towns such as Howth to the north or Dun Laoghaire to the south, you will find great seafood, quaint shops and spectacular views.
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