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Itineraries > Breaks in Ireland > A Dublin City Break

A Dublin City Break

Dublin City boasts an impressive range of things to see and do and the only problem will be choosing where to go first! It is city that perfectly blends the old and the new, from its fine architecture and historical buildings, to the hustle and bustle of the modern shops and eateries. Dublin is home to many wonderful B&Bs which serve as the perfect accommodation to relax in after a busy day exploring the city’s sights.

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness StorehouseThe Guinness Storehouse is often considered as Dublin’s top tourist attraction. A guided tour of the former Guinness fermentation plant tells you everything you need to know about the world-famous beer. A highlight is the end of tour pint of the ‘black stuff’ in the Gravity Bar, where 360 degree views across Dublin City can be enjoyed.


Trinity College

Trinity College DublinTrinity College Dublin is a must-see for all visitors due to its impressive setting, historical background and range of attractions to see and do. A guided walking tour of the campus is available to ensure you don’t miss out on anything! A visit to the Book of Kells in the Old Library cannot be missed, as well as a trip to the Science Gallery, Douglas Hyde Gallery and the Oscar Wilde Centre.


Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral was founded in 1028 and is still one of Dublin’s most beautiful and spiritual buildings today.  As well as its magnificent architecture and stunning interior, the cathedral is also home to a medieval crypt, which is Dublin City’s earliest surviving structure. An exploration of this crypt is fascinating and includes an audio-visual presentation. A visit to the cathedral’s shop and café rounds the day off nicely.


National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of IrelandThe National Gallery of Ireland holds the national collection of European and Irish fine art and with free admission, it is an excellent way to spend an afternoon in Dublin City. The gallery boasts an outstanding 2500 paintings, as well as approximately 10000 other works, including sculptures and prints. A visit to the Gallery Shop and to the Wintergarden Café should not be missed.


Other popular attractions in Dublin City include a trip to Dublin Zoo in Phoenix Park, a visit to Dublin Castle, watching a play in The Abbey Theatre, or enjoying some music in the National Concert Hall. All the attractions are only a short distance away from one another and anything further than walking distance can be reached by a quick ride on Dublin City Bus. Overall, you will be spoilt for choice when planning your holiday itinerary!

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