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Dublin

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A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination. Founded as a Viking settlement in the 9th century, this sprawling urban center often surprises visitors with its sheer size. Nearly 2 million people live in the greater Dublin region, which represents well over a third of Ireland's total population. The city center, however, remains a relatively compact area, easily explored on foot or by bicycle. To experience the garrulous locals and their culture in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, spend some time in a traditional pub--a staple of Dublin's social life and a favorite stop for the majority of the city's foreign visitors. Add Dublin and other destinations in Ireland to your travel plans using our Ireland tour itinerary tool.
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Popular things to do in Dublin

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Specialty Museum
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Temple Bar
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Guinness Storehouse
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
St Stephens Green
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Dublin

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University / School
Trinity College Dublin
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Phoenix Park
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Architectural Building
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Dublin

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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
National Gallery of Ireland
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Merrion Square
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Dublin

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Specialty Museum
Irish Whiskey Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Chester Beatty
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Dublin Writers Museum
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Dublin

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Castle
Malahide Castle Malahide
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Castle
Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Celtic Rider Kill
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Go With The Flow - River Adventures Kilkenny
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Dublin

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sheridans
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cleo Knitwear
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Fallon & Byrne
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Ulysses Rare Books
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Theater / Performance
Strolling Through Ulysses
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Room Escape Game
Escape Boats
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Multi-day Tour
Wicklow Mountains Tour
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Dublin

Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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