A romantic global city full of unique Irish character and culture, Dublin lies on the River Liffey on Ireland’s east coast. The largest city in the country and its Capital, financial and artistic centre, Dublin is full of vibrant bars playing traditional Celtic music while visitors and locals enjoy the craic over a pint of Guinness. If you want to enjoy a memorable stay in one of the world’s great cities, then Dublin should be first on your list.
Of course, any visit to Dublin will mean a trip to the Guinness Museum and brewery to see how the renowned dark ale is produced. Or perhaps you’d prefer a visit to the Dublin Writer’s Museum or the awesome Castle in the heart of historic Dublin? When you get tired of sightseeing, you can always settle down in one of those famous pubs, such as the Temple Bar, and enjoy a pint or two of the dark stuff into the evening.
Dublin’s hotels provide great quality and comfort. Ranging from 2 to 5 stars, many look out over the Liffey and offer all-inclusive packages of food and entertainment with your budget flight and transfers. Shopping is great in the city too, with independent boutiques mingling with larger chain and brand name stores.
Things to do in Dublin
If you’re a sports fan, the amazing Croke Park Experience is well worth the entrance fee, while a visit to Harold's Cross Greyhound Stadium will delight those who enjoy a flutter. For families we recommend a trip to the excellent Dublin Zoo on the outskirts of the city, or perhaps a picnic in attractive Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed urban park in Europe – complete with herds of grazing deer.