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Dublin

Dublin

 

The capital of Ireland is well known for its Guinness lovers and beautiful architecture.

 

Highlights

 

  • Book of Kells- This is one of the most stunningly illuminated books in the world. It was written around 800 AD and can be found at Trinity College Library.

  • Aras An Uachtarain- This beautiful residence is home to the President of Ireland and can be visited every Saturday. Opening times are between 10.15am and 4pm.

  • Guinness Storehouse- The huge seven storey storehouse has been shaped into a pint of Guinness and visitors can learn about the entire process that makes the number one drink in Ireland. Adult prices are 16.50 euros.

  • Dublin Zoo- Home to over 600 animals, Dublin Zoo is an exciting and educational visit for all the family. Family tickets can be bought from just 43.50 euros and the zoo is open from 9.30am every day, all year round.

  • Kilmainham Gaol- This gaol is the largest unoccupied gaol in Ireland. Walking through it gives a real sense of history and the kind of correctional punishment leaders of past rebellions were put through. Adult prices are just 6 euros and the visit comes with a guided tour.

  • St Patricks Cathedral- This is one of few historical landmarks left from Medieval Ireland. It is the largest cathedral in Ireland and the most magnificent to visit. Adult prices are 5.50 euros. However, daily services are held and they require no admission fees.

  • Dublin Castle- This is a must see for any visitor. The castle is at the heart of Dublin and it is over 800 years old. It is free to explore the grounds of the castle but there are also two museums, two cafés and two gardens within.

 

Description

 

Dublin is steeped in history, architecture, culture and has one hell of a night life. The city is full of bars and clubs that will make every night an event and there are hundreds of great hotels, stately homes and B&B’s just waiting to make their visitors feel welcome. One of the main attractions is the Guinness Storehouse with its building shaped like a pint of Guinness and its long history in Ireland. This is closely followed by Dublin Castle which is not only breath taking but also educational and a great day out for the family.


There are lots of things to keep the kids involved and enjoying themselves, such as, Dublin Zoo and Butler’s Chocolate Experience, where they can learn about how the chocolate is made and then decorate their own. However, if the adults are after a bit of culture and history St Patrick’s cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol are highly recommended. Dublin is a busy city throughout the summer months and costs can add up, but there are a few sites that just shouldn’t be missed.

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