Dublin city: see, do, experience

Meet a UNESCO City of Literature, founded by Vikings, buzzing with traditional pubs and home to some of the friendliest locals on the planet

Dublin’s streets are a busy jostle of past and present – a 1,000-year-old mix that has inspired writers, visitors and political firebrands alike. Walk these streets and you'll be taking a journey through history, from the city’s Viking roots by the banks of the river Liffey, to its atmospheric medieval churches with their mummified remains and holy relics, along gracious Georgian streets and past grand buildings, where illustrious and sometimes scandalous deeds took place.

..from its centuries-old pubs to its Georgian architecture to the stately Trinity College at its center, the city has retained its glorious sense of history.

The New York Times on Dublin

You'll marvel at the ancient illuminated manuscripts on show at Trinity College, get lost in the city's numerous museums, explore the lush expanses of the Phoenix Park, and enjoy the peace of a quiet stroll through St Stephen’s Green. Better still, follow Dublin’s Discovery Trails – a story-filled series of routes that make the city come to life.

The Ha'penny Bridge
The Ha'penny Bridge

Naturally, while discovering Dublin, you’re going to have to refuel. Tuck into some Dublin favorites like coddle and European-style quick eats in the city’s cafés, restaurants and gastro-pubs. Or enjoy a more refined type of dining experience in our surprisingly affordable Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud or Chapter One

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.

Brendan Behan

Of course, you simply can't visit Dublin without popping your head inside some of its brilliant pubs. Filled to the rafters with chatter, laughter and lots of characters, this is where the city goes to unwind.

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