Dublin is the capital of Ireland and the country’s largest city. It is located on the east coast, overlooking Dublin Bay and the Irish Sea. The Liffey is the main river running through the city, dissecting it into ‘northside’ and ‘southside’. Dublin is considered the economic and business centre of the country, and government sits here. The city population is 1.3million inhabitants. As well as retaining historic and cultural charms, the city mixes contemporary and traditional at most every turn. Here you will find the best of cosmopolitan and elegant hotels, trendy bars & restaurants as well as great museums and heritage trails.
Dublin has a myriad of visitor attractions to suit all interests and we've compiled a list below of the top visited attractions in ten matters.
- Guinnes Storehouse
- Dublin Zoo
- National Aquatic Center
- The National Gallery of Ireland
- Book of Kells
- National Botanic Gardens
- Farmleigh House
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- National Museum of Ireland- Archeology
- Science Gallery at Trinity Center
Where to Stay
If you want to see Dublin inside a week you are best in the real city centre. That way you maximise choice of pubs, restaurants. You are near museums and shopping. The last thing you want to be doing after "going from pub to pub" is having to take public transport home - you want to stroll a few minutes back to your hotel.They are the hotels that are in the centre of everything. Being able to walk to Trinity College, St Stephen's Green and so many pubs you'll be too drunk to see them all from zero minutes up. I think you would be mad to stay out of the centre! But as I said before, it won't be the quietest place on earth! Depending on your budget, choose one of the hotels at center and enjoy the great atmosphere of Dublin!
How to Go to Your Hotel
Dublin Bus – there are a number of regular commuter buses that run from Dublin Airport to the city centre. This is the most cost effective way of getting to the hotel from the airport. However, depending on your arrival time the commuter buses can be very busy with standing room only. Airlink 747 connects Dublin Airport with a number of popular Dublin locations and it takes about 40 min to get to O'Connell Street and the service runs every 15 / 20 min from 6 am till 11:30 pm.