Visiting Dublin is like taking a great big breath of fresh air. Always invigorating, this Viking city is at once modern and historic, exciting and relaxing. No wonder Lonely Planet chose the city as one of the world's top 10 cities to visit in 2016! But how will your Dublin adventure begin? Dublin is now a truly cosmopolitan capital, with an influx of people, energy and ideas infusing the ever-beguiling, multi-layered city with fresh flavours and kaleidoscopic colours. Lonely Planet Aboard the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship on the River Liffey? Alongside the wild deer in the Phoenix Park? Or walking through 1,000 years of story-filled history? Maybe you’ll find yourself charmed by picture-postcard villages along the coast. Or you could simply ignite your passion in a good old Dublin pub, frequented by the wordsmiths who called and call this UNESCO City of Literature home. Really, though, we can’t tell you how your Dublin adventure should unfold. But we can suggest this: take a deep breath and let Dublin do its thing. We Recommend Dublin Best in TravelLonely Planet named Dublin as one of its Top 10 cities in the world to visit in 2016. Here are five ways Dublin shines. Ireland's Ancient EastIncredible stories of ghostly tombs, knights, kings, monks and Vikings: wander through 5,000 years of history in Ireland's Ancient East. Dublin Discovery TrailsExplore Dublin's remarkable and colourful history one step at a time with the Dublin Discovery Trails app around the city.