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City breaks in Dublin

City breaks in Dublin

Charming, winding streets, historic architecture and countless pubs with live music. All this and much more await you on a holiday in the Irish capital.

Dublin is a fascinating city to explore, whether that’s with friends or family. Here are some tips for your city break in Dublin!

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Sights and attractions to visit on your trip to Dublin

Dublin is a vibrant, multi-faceted city with so much to offer. Dublin city centre is quite compact and so it’s easy to explore on foot. You can discover the various highlights in the Irish capital before grabbing a well-earned bite to eat. If you would prefer to use public transport to get around the city, you can take the bus. If you want to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the sights, you can also take the Hop-on Hop-off bus around Dublin.

Shopping enthusiasts can head to Grafton Street, alternatively, you can visit one of the many bustling pubs in Temple Bar and treat yourself to a pint of Guinness. Phoenix park is the perfect spot for a relaxed walk when the sun is out. Avid fans of Game of Thrones can even explore one of the hit series’ filming locations on the Game of Thrones Studio Tour.

Top 10 sights in Dublin

  • Trinity College Dublin – make sure to visit the famous library!
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Dublin castle
  • St. Stephen’s Green
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • 14 Henrietta Street Museum
  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Phoenix Park
  • Temple Bar
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Also worth a visit near Dublin:

  • The stunning natural landscape of the Glendalough valley and Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Howth fishing village which is ideal for hiking
  • Kilbeggan and its authentic whiskey distillery
  • The Cliffs of Moher
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Delicious dining in Dublin

There are some fantastic spots to eat in Dublin offering mouthwatering traditional dishes as well as international classics. If you are looking for Irish specialties to try, here are some suggestions:

  • Irish stew: A stew comprising of mutton or lamb with potatoes and vegetables
  • Guinness pie: A hearty pie containing beef and beer
  • Coddle: A casserole with potatoes, bacon, sausages and root vegetables
  • Boxty: Potato pancakes
  • Colcannon: Mashed potato with vegetables like cabbage
  • Irish fish soup: Soup with fish, seafood and vegetables
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Pubs in Dublin

Guinness is potentially the most famous Irish beer, but Ireland has much more to offer. What about a fortifying cup of Irish coffee with whiskey, sugar and cream? Irish whiskey is famous throughout the world with varieties such as Jameson, Bushmills and Kilbeggan. The following pubs are especially popular:

  • The Brazen Head
  • Temple Bar
  • Long Hall
  • Auld Dubliner Pub
  • Mulligan & Haines
  • The Globe

Hotels in Dublin from Travelcircus

Although the Irish capital is brimming with hotels, it can be difficult to find a cheap hotel in Dublin. Travelcircus offers a range of premium hotels which are ideally suited for your city break in Dublin at attractive prices. Some of the hotels also included extras like breakfast, dinner or wellness. With Travelcircus, it’s quick and easy to book your city break so you can start planning your holiday in Dublin.

FAQs: Frequently asked questions about city breaks in Dublin

Why is Dublin the perfect city to visit on a city break?

There’s so much to explore on a weekend getaway in Dublin. From the historic buildings, to the fascinating museums, the gorgeous parks and the bustling pubs, it’s no wonder city breaks in Dublin are so popular!

How many days should I spend in Dublin on a city break?

For a city break in Dublin, we recommend allowing three days so that you can explore the city, immerse yourself in the culture and even plan a day trip.

Which sights in Dublin are must-sees for a city break?

Here are some suggestions for popular sights and attractions to visit on your city break in Dublin:

What are some tips for planning the ideal city break in Dublin?

Here’s how to make the most of your city break in Dublin:
  • Make sure to bring comfortable shoes with you for walking.
  • Dublin Bikes makes it quick and easy to rent a bike so you can explore the city.
  • Save money if you’re visiting lots of museums and sights with a Dublin Pass.
  • Don’t just visit the most famous pubs in Temple Bar like Long Hall or Brazen Head of Temple Bar, but also take the opportunity to discover some local favourites like Mulligan & Haines or The Globe

What’s the best time of year to visit Dublin on a city break?

Dublin is a beautiful city break destination throughout the year but the weather is the warmest between June and September. This is also the most popular tourist season so you may choose to visit in Spring or Autumn so that you can avoid the rain and the crowds!

How can I book my city break in Dublin?

Travelcircus offers premium hotels in Dublin at reduced rates so you can book your city break in Dublin from as little as £89 per person.