Welcome to Dublin, a lively capital city that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its seamless blend of classic visitor sights, excellent social scene and the natural playgrounds of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains framing it on all sides, this laidback city is an adventure in itself. Want to catch some local talent? Make your way to a gig. Feeling hungry? Indulge in old Dublin favourites at The Woollen Mills. And if you want to slow the pace a little, stroll the city's charming coastal villages like Howth or Dalkey or follow one of the Dublin Discovery Trails to uncover the city's secrets. You see, Dublin is all about the muse behind the music, the craic (fun) of the comedy, the intimate feel of this urban hub. And, of course, the people! Dublin has been named Europe's friendliest city twice by TripAdvisor for good reason. So grab a pint, strike up a conversation, and settle in for the experience of a lifetime. Dublin city: top 9 attractions Historic books, spooky gaols, spectacular museums and story-filled cemeteries: these 9 spots are unmissable. Dublin city: food and drink From organic opulence to farm-fresh vegetables and world-famous grass-fed beef, Dublin’s food is unforgettable. Dublin city: festivals and events Comedy? Photography? Horses? Horror? If you love it, Dublin’s likely to have a festival to celebrate it! Dublin city: music On these streets, sounds are sweet, venues are buzzing and music is in the blood – keep an ear open! Dublin city: fashion, design and craft Dublin wears its heart on its sleeve and its style on its people – expect the creative, dynamic and unique. Dublin city: 9 literary attractions Dublin is a book-lover’s paradise, with some of the world’s greatest calling these very streets home. Dublin: on the water From sparkling canals to flowing rivers and an incredible coastline, Dublin is made for water lovers! Dublin: coastal towns and village From Dun Laoghaire to Howth and everywhere in between, Dublin’s beauty is laced along the coast. Dublin: 5 walks outside the city Here’s how to enjoy Dublin’s spectacular landscapes on foot, taking it all at your own pace.