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Dublin

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Come for the culture, and stay for the craic. Ireland’s compact capital has something for everyone.

The capital of Ireland sits on the mouth of the river Liffey and is home to just under two million people. The river dissects the city into north and south sides, but visitors can criss-cross the many bridges to their hearts’ content.

A great way to get acclimatised in Dublin is to buy a ticket for its hop on, hop off bus tour. Tickets are valid for 2 days and the tour takes in 24 of the city’s most prominent tourist attractions. Make sure you get off at your chosen stop – visitors often find it difficult to tear themselves away from the entertaining and informative tour guides.

For history lovers, no visit to Dublin would be complete without a visit to Trinity College, Dublin’s oldest university, which offers two-hour tours conducted by the school’s history graduates. Literature lovers can happily trail the city for days in search of landmarks and relics associated to some of Dublin’s most famous cultural exports, including Roddy Doyle, Oscar Wilde and the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker.

Get right to Dublin’s religious heart with a fascinating tour of Christ Church Cathedral. See the spine-tingling medieval crypt don’t miss the mummified cat and rat!

Dublin is home to several famous thirst-quenching institutions. Stout-lovers should not miss the Guinness Storehouse, pausing to take in panoramic views of Dublin in the Gravity Bar whilst sipping a pint of the black stuff. The Old Jameson Distillery is also well worth a visit, although maybe not on the same day!

On a more sombre note, hear the history of the quest for Irish independence brought to life by the expert tour guides at the museum at Kilmainham Gaol. The thick grey walls and stone-breakers’ yard of this former prison dating back to 1796 are a grim reminder of a nation’s former struggles.

For some light relief, head to St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin’s largest park. Today, it’s hard to believe that this tranquil spot with its nine-hectare collection of gardens, dotted with fountains and walking paths and filled with memorials of well-known Irish figures was once the site of public floggings and hangings.

As the sun sets on the city, the culture and spirit of Dublin refuses to retire. For a true party atmosphere, head to the famous Temple Bar district of the city where music and laughter spills out of the bars onto the cobbled streets outside.

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Where to stay in Dublin

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
4 out of 5
The price is RM391 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Croke Park, O'Connell Street and 3Arena. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Trinity College are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3,500 reviews)
"Beds very comfortable. Air conditioning in room. Shuttle to airport."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Temple Bar Hotel
Temple Bar Hotel
4 out of 5
13-17 Fleet St Temple Bar, Dublin
The price is RM468 per night from 29 Aug to 29 Aug
Located in Temple Bar, this hotel is steps away from Bank of Ireland, Trinity College and O'Connell Bridge. O'Connell Street and Grafton Street are also within ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,241 reviews)
"We were welcomed"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

Temple Bar Hotel
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
4 out of 5
Christchurch Place, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM436 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is steps away from Dublinia and Christ Church Cathedral. Dublin Castle and Olympia Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,062 reviews)
"Really surpassed my expectations, I haven’t stayed in Jury’s for a long time and it was so friendly and professional. Exceptional customer services, especially from Agneska on the front desk. Only drawback was bar closed really early."

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2021

Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Beckett Locke
Beckett Locke
3 out of 5
North Wall Avenue, North Docks, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM328 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
Located in City Centre Dublin, this aparthotel is steps away from Dublin Port and 3Arena. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are also ...
Beckett Locke
Staycity Aparthotels Dublin Castle
Staycity Aparthotels Dublin Castle
4 out of 5
8 Bride Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is RM422 per night from 15 Aug to 15 Aug
Located in City Centre Dublin, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. Grafton Street ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (631 reviews)
"I loved having a kitchen in my room, and found it so convenient that they left fresh towels and toiletries by the door each week, rather than sending the housekeeping during covid times."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Staycity Aparthotels Dublin Castle
Zanzibar Locke
Zanzibar Locke
3.5 out of 5
34 ORMOND QUAY LOWER, Dublin
The price is RM496 per night from 2 Sep to 2 Sep
Located in City Centre Dublin, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Ha' Penny Bridge, O'Connell Bridge and Olympia Theatre. O'Connell Street ...
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
10/10
"A truly amazing value for the money. I couldn’t recommend this property more highly! The location can’t be beaten, right next to the Ha’penny bridge. The staff are amazing and never let me down! I like it so much I extended my stay by six days! 10/10"

Reviewed on 30 Apr 2021

Zanzibar Locke
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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