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Grafton Street, Dublin

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Pedestrian-friendly Grafton Street serves as one of Dublin's main shopping districts, located in the busy city center. Consistently ranked among the world's most expensive shopping streets, this popular destination attracts both locals and foreign visitors with its high-end shops and trendy eateries. Closed to motorized traffic for most of its length, the broad boulevard is a prime location for street performers, eager to impress the passing shoppers and sightseers with their various talents. Even musician Glen Hansard, a standout among the city's famous street performers, busked along this street not long before he won his Academy Award. Check the website for upcoming special events here. Arrange to visit Grafton Street and other attractions in Dublin using our Dublin vacation generator.
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  • Lovely area,plenty of good shops,plenty of nice bars just of the street,street entertainers very good,and the flower stalls are amazing and smell as good.  more »
  • Grafton St. is your best place for shopping in Dublin. Many of the shops are branches of the chain stores, but there are some Irish gems as well. Also it is the hub of the perhaps more interesting str...  more »
  • This small pedestrian thoroughfare that connects the University to the Park is the Shopping Street, but it's also the gathering place and the favorite hangout of buskers, street performers giving musical color to town! Inevitable.
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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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