Dublin city: top 9 attractionsUnique don't-miss Dublin experiences Dublin city: food and drinkTasty treats and traditional pubs Dublin city: festivalsEpic events from drama to sports 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 centre, 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 Naturally, while discovering Dublin, you’re going to have to refuel. Tuck into some Dublin favourites 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 cracking pubs. Filled to the rafters with chatter, laughter and lots of characters, this is where the city goes to unwind. Explore more around Dublin Dublin city: words, music and craftsWorld-famous literature, exciting music, innovative craft and design – it all adds to Dublin's unique flavour. Dublin’s Discovery TrailsStill not sure where to begin? These planned routes will guide you through Dublin’s story, step by step. Dublin: outside the city People-watching in pretty villages or exploring mountains, cliffs and beaches: Dublin Bay’s got it all.