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1. Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol
4.5 /5

3 km
from city center
1 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol is a prison museum in Dublin. It was built in 1796, and finally put out of commission in 1924, and was opened as a museum after decades of deliberation and years of work in 1971. It houses a huge part of the Irish nationalist history.

2. Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park
4.3 /5

5 km
from city center
2 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed parks within the city in Europe. This beautiful park is lined with trees and filled with monuments, buildings, gardens, a fort, and also the Dublin Zoo.

3. National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The archaeology wing of the National Museum of Ireland is located on Kildare Street. It showcases artefacts uncovered in Ireland since pre-historic times, all the way up to the medieval period.

4. Spire of Dublin

Spire of Dublin
3.8 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Monument of Light, as it is often called, was built as a modern monument, to announce Dublin into the contemporary global world.

5. Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

This branch of the National Museum of Ireland displays an extensive collection of the natural zoological history of Ireland. It is also often called the "Dead Zoo".

6. St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

St. Patrick's Cathedral is one of the Church of Ireland's two cathedrals in Dublin. This mammoth church was first built between 1191 and 1270. The church spire itself is about 42 metres tall. The seat of the Archbishop of Ireland, however, is in the Christ Church Cathedral.

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7. Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral
3.7 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral is the official seat of the Archbishop of Dublin. Built around 1030, it is the older of the two Cathedrals in Dublin. The architecture of the church is from both the medieval times, and from the Victorian era when it was renovated.

8. Chester Beatty Library

Chester Beatty Library
3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Chester Beatty Library is a huge collection of paintings, literature, drawings and arts from all over the world. The library was initially established in 1950, and showcases the extensive collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.

9. Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse
3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

What is a visit to Dublin without indulging in Irish beer? The Guinness Storehouse gives you an opportunity to do so, with quite the unique experience.

10. Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle
3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Dublin Castle is a historic structure that has served many purposes since it's inception in the 13th century. Today, it serves as a government complex.

11. National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland
3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The National Gallery of Ireland is the national collection of Irish and European arts in the country. It's collection is expansive, housing around 14000 pieces of artwork.

12. Old Jameson Distillery

Old Jameson Distillery
3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Old Jameson Distillery, the distillery of the Irish Jameson whiskey, is a top tourist attraction offering you tours and tastings of the famous alcohol. It ceased to serve as the commercial distillery site of the Irish Jameson in 1971, and today is only a visitor's centre.

13. Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle
3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
13 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Located just north of Dublin, the majestic Malahide Castle dates back to the 12th century, when Richard Talbot was given the 'lands and harbour of Malahide' by King Henry II.

14. Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Writers Museum
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Dublin Writers Museum was opened in 1991, in an authentic 18th century house at Parnell Square. It aims to promote Irish literature and interest in the subject.

15. National Botanical Gardens

National Botanical Gardens
3.3 /5

3 km
from city center
15 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Established in 1795, the National Botanical Gardens today are the centre of botanical research in the country. The gardens are made quite brilliantly, complete with glasshouses to cater to specific needs of some plants.

16. Ha’penny Bridge

Ha’penny Bridge

0 km
from city center
16 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Ha’penny Bridge (pronounced Hey-penny), officially called the Liffey Bridge, is a pedestrian bridge located on Bachelor’s Walk street, North City in Dublin. It arches over the Liffey river of Dublin, spanning 43m, and is one of the city's significant landmarks. This bridge connects O’Connell street to the famous Temple Bar, which hosts live Irish folk music and is lined with many restaurants and pubs.

17. Killiney

Killiney

13 km
from city center
17 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Killiney is a coastal suburb located on the outskirts of Dublin in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown. It is a beautiful place teeming with natural attractions. The popular spots here include Killiney Hill, Killiney Beach and parks like Sorrento and Dillon’s Park. This is the perfect destination if you love the outdoors and nature.

18. Grafton Street

Grafton Street

1 km
from city center
18 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Grafton Street, also called Sraid Grafton, is a shopping street between Trinity College and St. Stephen's Green. Many famous brands have set up shop here, such as Weirs Jewelers, Laura Ashley, Oasis, etc. Walking along the street, you will also catch sight of many street performers, or buskers, showcasing their art.

19. Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Jameson Distillery Bow St.

1 km
from city center
19 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Jameson Distillery Bow St. is a distillery located in Smithfield Village, Dublin. It offers whiskey tasting and a guided distillery tour, awarded for being the world’s leading distillery tour. The tour takes you through the entire distillation process. The guides are fun and energetic, and their stories riveting and informative.

20. Irish Whiskey Museum

Irish Whiskey Museum

1 km
from city center
20 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Irish Whiskey Museum is situated on Grafton Street in Dublin. A guided tour of the museum will take you through the history of Irish whiskey, how it was invented and distilled, and the present-day practices of whiskey-making. You can also have other experiences like whiskey tasting, blending and a whiskey brunch on the weekends.

21. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

1 km
from city center
21 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is situated at Custom House Quay, North Dock in Dublin. Winner of multiple awards, this is the world's first fully digital museum. The museum takes you through Ireland's rich history through interactive displays and walls, making it a delightful audio-visual experience.

22. The Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin

1 km
from city center
22 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin is situated at St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin. This is an all-things-Dublin museum; you will discover the history behind the famous band U2, Queen Victoria’s visit and more. Through a short guided tour, you will learn everything about Dublin that transpired in the past century.

23. Kilmainham Gaol Museum

Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3 km
from city center
23 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol Museum is a prison turned into a museum in Kilmainham, Dublin. Stories of sorrow and bravery are what you should expect here as you get to know about Irish independence and the people imprisoned here. Touring the museum, you will learn about some of the most significant people who have played a part in Irish history.

24. Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

2 km
from city center
24 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Teeling Whiskey Distillery is located in Newmarket, Dublin. Opened in 2015, it’s the first distillery to open after 125 years, so it’s relatively new. Nevertheless, this distillery got the ‘Sustainable distillery of the year award at the Icons of Irish Whiskey awards, 2022. You can book a guided tour of the distillery, and they also offer a range of whiskeys for tasting.

25. Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

3 km
from city center
25 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is a cemetery-cum-museum on Finglas Road in Dublin. It’s the world’s largest cemetery, with 1.5 million graves, and is the first-ever cemetery museum. A guided tour will inform you about the various politicians, artists, and revolutionaries buried here, along with interesting anecdotes about their lives.

26. Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

1 km
from city center
26 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Trinity College is a university located in College Green in Dublin. This is Ireland’s most prestigious university and a notable tourist attraction. The two most popular spots are the Long Room inside the Old Library and the Book of Kells. The campus is peppered with elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings.

27. St Stephen’s Green

St Stephen’s Green

1 km
from city center
27 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

St Stephen’s Green is a public park and garden located in Dublin. Spanning over 22 acres, this park is filled with dainty flowerbeds and well-kept shrubbery. The park also has a duck pond and some lovely gazebos. Information boards and statues have been erected around the park detailing the events of the 1916 Easter Rising; an essential incident of the Rising also took place here.

28. Temple Bar

Temple Bar

1 km
from city center
28 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

Temple Bar is located on the southern bank of the Liffey river in Dublin, Ireland. Renowned for its Irish folk music, pubs, bars and restaurants, this part of the city truly captures the essence of Ireland. The most popular tourist attraction here is ‘The Temple Bar’, a bar famous for its locally crafted beer and traditional musicians.

29. The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

1 km
from city center
29 out of 29
things to do in Dublin

The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition is situated inside Trinity College in Dublin. The Book of Kells is an ancient 9th-century manuscript and is one of Ireland’s most cherished cultural treasures. Along with the book, the Long Room is also a part of the exhibition. This room is one of the most photographed rooms in Dublin and has a cluster of old, leather-bound books.

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What are the top activities in Dublin?

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What are the top sightseeing places in Dublin?

The top sightseeing places in Dublin are Kilmainham Gaol, Phoenix Park, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Spire of Dublin, Natural History Museum, St. Patrick's Cathedral.

How can I commute within Dublin?

Commuting options in Dublin are aplenty. The most popular of which is the DART, the Dublin Area Rapid Transit connecting a large part of the city. The tram system, called Luas, is also widely used. It has two route lines. However, the oldest and till date the most used mode of transport in the city is the state owned bus system. Exact bus fare is accepted, and change tickets are issued if the passengers overpay, which are redeemed at the Dublin Bus Office. Daily passes such as the Leap Card can be used on the DART, the bus, and the Luas as well.
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