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Let’s start by getting the obvious out of the way, shall we? Guinness. Its distinctive stamp on the city can be in danger of overshadowing Dublin’s best bits. Handily we’re here to cast that dark and brooding pint aside in favour of the city’s other attractions. Ok, so maybe it’s a good idea to just pop in the Storehouse for a quick sip – if only to tick that particular must do off the list. That done, you’re free to forage out Dublin’s art, culture, music and cuisine. And, at times, forage feels like the right word. Temple Bar and the distillery tours get most of the headlines, but this city is awash with things to do. If you know where to look.

There’s a healthy menu of museums to pick from, before dining on almost any cuisine of your choice. The revamped dock and harbour area have some innovate water sports to throw yourself into and there’s a thriving escape room scene to plunder. Live music and the quintessential Irish craic can be found in Temple Bar by day – though at night things really do pick up a gear. Scenery is definitely on the menu in the picturesque bay area and architecture gets distinctly Georgian in parts. Like all the best cities, visitors are rewarded by exploring.

Dublin

Let’s start by getting the obvious out of the way, shall we? Guinness. Its distinctive stamp on the city can be in danger of overshadowing Dublin’s best bits. Handily we’re here to cast that dark and brooding pint aside in favour of the city’s other attractions. Ok, so maybe it’s a good idea to just pop in the Storehouse for a quick sip – if only to tick that particular must do off the list. That done, you’re free to forage out Dublin’s art, culture, music and cuisine. And, at times, forage feels like the right word. Temple Bar and the distillery tours get most of the headlines, but this city is awash with things to do. If you know where to look.

There’s a healthy menu of museums to pick from, before dining on almost any cuisine of your choice. The revamped dock and harbour area have some innovate water sports to throw yourself into and there’s a thriving escape room scene to plunder. Live music and the quintessential Irish craic can be found in Temple Bar by day – though at night things really do pick up a gear. Scenery is definitely on the menu in the picturesque bay area and architecture gets distinctly Georgian in parts. Like all the best cities, visitors are rewarded by exploring.

   
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A tipple in Temple Bar

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    3 course meal for 2: £53.72

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    A regular cappuccino: £2.97

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    A medium beer: £4.92

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    One-way (Local Transport): £2.69

A tipple in Temple Bar

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    3 course meal for 2: £53.72

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    A regular cappuccino: £2.97

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    A medium beer: £4.93

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    One-way (Local Transport): £2.66

Soundtrack of the city

Weather in Dublin

Rain, sunshine, clouds, snow. Little can be done to spoil an afternoon sampling Dublin’s finest tipples in a welcoming pub. But the best time to visit Dublin? Let’s plump for spring. St Patrick’s Day sees festivities peak – and the crowds – but other festivals fill the calendar. Summer’s a great shout, but you can never really bet on the weather here. Though the hospitality is warm, yea-round.

Discover the real Dublin

Do try and sample some local produce while you’re in Dublin. We say try, because, well, there are just so many cosmopolitan eateries that’ll tempt you in before you’ve tracked down an Irish breakfast or even glimpsed a traditional dish. Dublin’s food scene can sometimes take a backseat to the whiskey. The best restaurants? Those that marry the two.

In any city, you’re faced with a wealth of attractions vying for your attention. Dublin is no different, but forgo any new fangled fun – at least for a little while – to take a good long look at the Georgian architecture and grand old buildings that were once Dublin’s masterpieces. They’re still impressive, but take a little finding.

Cities sprawl. That’s the way of things – and Dublin is no exception to the rule. So you’ll want a few pointers on where to find the best of everything. Perhaps some hidden nooks and crannies to snuffle out? These streets are paved with history so a good, old-fashioned wander will serve you well. But it never hurts to have an insider’s take on things, wherever you are in the world.

Food & Drink

Do try and sample some local produce while you’re in Dublin. We say try, because, well, there are just so many cosmopolitan eateries that’ll tempt you in before you’ve tracked down an Irish breakfast or even glimpsed a traditional dish. Dublin’s food scene can sometimes take a backseat to the whiskey. The best restaurants? Those that marry the two.

See & do

In any city, you’re faced with a wealth of attractions vying for your attention. Dublin is no different, but forgo any new fangled fun – at least for a little while – to take a good long look at the Georgian architecture and grand old buildings that were once Dublin’s masterpieces. They’re still impressive, but take a little finding.

Guides & Tips

Cities sprawl. That’s the way of things – and Dublin is no exception to the rule. So you’ll want a few pointers on where to find the best of everything. Perhaps some hidden nooks and crannies to snuffle out? These streets are paved with history so a good, old-fashioned wander will serve you well. But it never hurts to have an insider’s take on things, wherever you are in the world.

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More of Ireland

Expect a warm welcome on the Emerald Isle. Whether you’re wandering through the door of a local pub or taking a leisurely look at Ireland’s cultural offerings, the residents will be more than happy to while away a minute or ten with a chat. But you’ll have little time to linger. Rolling and rural hills put the Emerald in this Isle – and make inviting spots to explore. But, don’t discount the cities. Historic spots around almost every corner, more often than not accompanied by a catchyIrish lilt.