The capital of Ireland, Dublin is a fantastic tourist destination. There is so much to see and do here, from ogling Christ Church Cathedral and its crypt, wandering Dublin Castle and strolling St Stephen’s Green to soaking in the poignant history of Kilmainham Gaol. Literature fiends will love Dublin Writers Museum and its ode to Shaw, Joyce and Yeats, while art buffs shouldn’t miss Green On Red Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art. If all that sightseeing has worked up a thirst, stop for a pint of black gold at the Guinness Storehouse, or perhaps a glass of Irish whiskey in one of Dublin’s fabulous pubs. Just be sure to line your stomach first, whether with a hearty bowl of Irish stew or a warming side of colcannon. If you choose self-catering Dublin accommodation, you can also take advantage of the fabulous Temple Bar Food Market, held every Saturday. Here, join Dublin’s foodies as you stock up on Irish soda bread, oysters, artisan cheese and crisp Irish apples, not only saving money on dining out, but getting to experience a true taste of local Dublin life.
When to go to Dublin
Contrary to its reputation, the weather in Dublin is remarkably mild, making it a great year round holiday destination. If at all possible, try to time your Dublin travel to coincide with the annual St Patricks Day festivities on 17 March, when the city is at its festive best.
Getting to and around Dublin
Most tourists arrive in Dublin via flights to Dublin Airport, serviced by a huge variety of full service airlines and low cost carriers alike. Once in Dublin, the city centre is easily explored on foot, while bus, tram and train make good public transport options.
Where to stay in Dublin
When choosing accommodation in Dublin, apartments are a smart alternative to more expensive, impersonal hotel rooms. You’ll not only save money on your Dublin accommodation, you’ll enjoy superior space, privacy and freedom too. HouseTrip has a number of self catering Dublin accommodation options, ranging from compact studio apartments suitable for singles and couples to large, multi-room apartments ideal for groups of friends and families. Whatever your Dublin accommodation needs, HouseTrip is sure to have what you’re looking for.