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AUG 28, 2015

Places you must visit when you visit Dublin

A tourist in Dublin should never be stuck for things to do. But this also means they’re going to be spoilt for choice. If you’re headed to the capital any time soon, then we have put together a quick guide on the places you must visit.

Phoenix Park – This is one of the largest walled city parks in Europe. It features large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues making it the perfect spot for a romantic stroll. It has been the home to herds of wild Fallow deer since the 17th century too, making it a great spot to catch sight of beautiful wildlife.

Guinness Storehouse – No trip to Dublin is complete without Guinness, and what better way to enjoy the drink than a trip round its museum. The building itself consists of seven floors, so make sure you leave plenty of time to explore it. The top floor hosts the Gravity Bar too, which offers you a complimentary Guinness and stunning views of the city.

Kimainham Gaol – If you like your history, this is a must visit. Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed here and some nationalist leaders imprisoned inside its walls. It isn’t exactly city centre, but a short bus ride will get you there. Plus, the Irish Museum of Modern Art is close by allowing you to make a day of the trip!

Leinster House – Again, another great place for any history buffs to visit, Leinster House is the home of the Irish parliament. The building itself is worth seeing, but for the true experience, you should arrange a tour. You can’t just turn up though, so ring ahead and book yourself on one of their walk arounds.

Dublin Castle – It was once the home of British rule in Ireland, but is now a hotspot for tourists. It features the Chester Beatty Library, which has incredible collections of Eastern art. It’s free in too, so there’s no excuse not to visit!

Created on 28th August 2015
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