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Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin

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A charming Georgian Era pedestrian bridge, Ha'penny Bridge offers a restful and historical route across the Liffey River. Opened in 1816 to replace the dangerous ferries that operated in the same spot, the bridge is one of the first cast-iron bridges to be constructed in the world. The official name of the bridge is "The Liffey," but you'll hear it referred to as the "ha'penny" due to the toll that was long charged to make a crossing. Come and walk the artfully refurbished bridge and admire the ornamental rail work. Stop in the middle and look both ways along the river, day or night, for a lesser-seen view of Dublin. Using our online itinerary creator, Dublin attractions like Ha'penny Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Lovely to see this famous bridge,great views of the river and other bridges,great photo opportunities  more »
  • Providing you with great views across town, and taking you from between two of the most interesting neighborhoods in Dublin Ha'penny Bridge should not be missed. As an attraction in its own right it i...  more »
  • Before the modern bridges that have enriched the crossings on the Liffey, this lovely and particular footbridge was among the most popular of Dublin. Still very interesting and enjoyable.
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  • Another lovely free tourist stop in Dublin. All about those free sites! It's pretty day or night and easy to fit in to your tour. Especially if you stay at a nearby hostel, which hopefully you will because in my experience the cheapest ones are in that area.
  • This white bridge is the Ha'penny Bridge. By the River Liffey, there are couple bridges actually. I thought it looks old, but they paint it to keep it look new maybe. After walking through this bridge to north, you will arrive the temple bar which is a really famous bar area in Dublin.
  • Very cute. Generally full of people, beautiful to see in the evenings. There are also locks with peoples names declaring their love for each other- very cute
  • An icon of the Dublin city. Great looking little bridge with lovely views. A must place to visit while walking around the city. Wort taking a photo there
  • Very nice place in Dublin, recommended if you are visiting; you should cross this pedestrians only bridge. You'll get a very nice view of the river Liffey and parts of the old city, close to Temple Bar that you should also visit! They used to charge half penny to cross it, hence the name.

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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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