Forget everything you thought you knew about Dublin. This thriving European gem has more to offer than just pub culture or the Guinness brewery: Dublin is also home to breathtaking Victorian architecture, lush gardens and parks, and a growing cosmopolitan culture. They city offers a fine selection of reasonably-priced boutique hotels as well as more upscale options with towering views.
Memorable Historic Attractions
- Located in the heart of the city, the vast, 11-acre Dublin Castle has been used for everything from a military fortress and seat of the English Administration to currently, Presidential inaugurations and State receptions. The structure offers striking palatial architecture as well as two museums and two gardens to explore.
- Kilmainham Gaol is a former prison that housed men, women and even children as young as 7 in squalid conditions. The enormous jail played a large part in Ireland’s history, during which numerous leaders of the Irish rebellion were detained here.
Where To Drink In Dublin
- Gravity Bar sits atop the seven-story Guinness Storehouse, where the famous stout is brewed. Here, visitors can learn the history of Guinness and as well as how to pour a perfect pint.
- Highly recommended by locals and less touristy than the more-renowned Temple Bar, John Kehoe’s Pub captures the quintessential Irish bar experience with its vivacious, packed-to-the-rafters atmosphere and friendly patrons, whom you’re sure to befriend with ease.