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Top Places To See When You Visit Dublin

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Dublin has countless sights such as the National Gallery, Kilmainham Gaol, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Dublin Castle, which you should explore during a visit. You are spoiled for choice between culture, art, shopping, and culinary highlights. Today we would like to give you 7 tips for a nice weekend in Dublin. There are some of the classic sights, but also a few insider tips that you won’t find in every travel guide.

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Dublin September 2022, photo by Gerald Grant

Explore Trinity College

Trinity College is certainly not an insider tip, but one of our highlights. The college is Dublin’s oldest and it’s fun to stroll around the courtyard alone, past the Campanile, the clock tower. On a nice summer’s day, you can relax on the lawn and watch the students play rugby or cricket.

Trinity College Library, Dublin

A highlight is of course the Old Library, the old library with the Book of Kells, a manuscript with 4 gospels of the New Testament from the 8th century.

  • address: College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland;
  • opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 5.30 pm; Fridays: 9 am to 5 pm.

Visit the Guinness storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is overcrowded, really not an insider tip, but still worth a visit. Whether you like Guinness or not! By the way, you can avoid queuing in long queues by buying your tickets online! They are also cheaper online!

The building itself is about 110 years old. The fermentation process, in which the yeast was added to the beer brew, used to take place here. Today the building is dominated by a giant pint glass in the middle. On 7 floors you can learn everything about the history, production, and distribution channels, as well as the advertising of Guinness.

Dublin, September 2022, photo by Gerald Grant

At the end of the exhibition, you can enjoy a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar, on the top floor of the museum. The 360° panoramic view of Dublin is worth the visit alone, although the interactive exhibition is well done.

  • Address: St James’s Gate, Dublin 8;
  • Opening hours: daily from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Discover Dublin on a walk or by bike

Just let yourself drift and explore the lesser-known corners of Dublin, that’s the best way to discover a city in our opinion when on a free walking tour Dublin. In Dublin, you can do this on foot or you can rent a bike.

Dublin, Ireland

In addition to beautiful shops, great houses, and many restaurants, you’d discover great street art on your tour. Dublin isn’t exactly known for its graffiti scene, but sometimes you just have to keep your eyes peeled.

Try one of the delicious tarts at Queen of Tarts or Mercantile

After so much sightseeing you should pay a visit to the Queen of Tarts. There are fantastic cakes here, but also breakfast and small snacks. There is also delicious Italian coffee and excellent tea.

Queen of Tarts, Dublin

Plan to wait about 10 minutes, the café is always full as it is very popular with the locals. But the cakes are also worth a sin!

  • Address: Cow’s Lane, Dame St, Dublin;
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Final thoughts

There are a lot of things to do and places to go when you visit Dublin. From museums to cafes, libraries, temple bars, and tapas, there’s a lot to discover on a weekend or weekday of touring the city.

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