What to see in Dublin

Dublin Attractions

With such attractions as the Guinness Storehouse, the Old Jameson Distillery and St Patrick's Cathedral, lovers of all things Irish may have problems finding time to see all the world-class sights in this magnificent city. Enjoy a voyage of discovery from the Arctic to the Plains of Africa via Indian Rainforest in the city's most popular attraction, the Dublin Zoo, or take a walk down to Phoenix Park, the largest urban park in Europe, to take time out from the buzz of the city. There are many fascinating museums to investigate - don't miss the National Irish Museum of Archaeology. Dublin is also chock full of literary attractions and the bookish will find plenty to occupy them.

Visitors to Dublin who are interested in spending a day exploring the sights should buy a Dublin Pass, available from any of Dublin's tourist offices, the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport and at www.europeancitycards.com, which entitles visitors to free entry into 27 of Dublin's favourite attractions. The pass allows bearers to be VIPs and skip queues, as well as gain access to many special offers and discounts at some of Dublin's best shops, restaurants, cafés, theatres, entertainment venues and tours. The pass is available for a duration of either 1, 2, 3 or 6 days for both adults and children.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle was founded in 1204 by order of King John, who wanted a fortress constructed for the administration of…

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Guinness Storehouse

Guinness is now brewed all over the world but St James's Gate, in the heart of Dublin, was where Arthur Guinness set…

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National Library of Ireland

The highlight of this historic library is the great domed reading room, which has been home to many Irish students, including…

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National Museums of Ireland

The National Museum's permanent collection is broken up into four seperate museums, which have different locations in…

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St. Patrick's Cathedral

Ireland's largest church, St Patrick's Cathedral is erected on the site where St. Patrick is believed to have baptized…

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Temple Bar District

The Irish capital is known for its nightlife and many visitors come to Dublin primarily to enjoy the great beer, food,…

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The Old Jameson Distillery

Jameson, who was actually a Scotsman, moved to Dublin to start a whiskey distillery in the 1770s and clearly made a lasting…

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Trinity College Dublin

Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest university and counts Jonathan Swift, Samuel…

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