5 Places in Dublin You Absolutely Must Visit

There are so many fun and exciting things to see and do whilst you are inDublinbut if you are only visiting the city for a short amount of time, it can be difficult to know which attractions are worth visiting and which are better skipped until you have more time to explore them fully.  If you need somewhere to start on places you absolutely must visit when inDublinthen read on:-


The Library at Trinity College

Book lovers will delight at the chance to explore the Old Library at TrinityCollege.  It is perhaps best known as being home to the Book of Kells; long considered to be a ‘must see’ for visitors to the city.  But the Old Library itself is something of an attraction, with its 18th century Long Room, home to more than 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books placed into oak bookcases.  Highlights in the Library include a rare copy of the 1916 Proclamation and a 15th century harp.  If you have time, it is possible to take a tour of the rest ofTrinityCollege but visitors are welcomed to the Old Library 7 days a week so even those with just an hour or two to spare can experience this historical and wonderful space.


St Stephen’s Green

Just 10 minutes walk from the Alexander Hotel Dublin is St Stephen’s Green, an historical park and garden which is the perfect place to escape for a picnic or just to take in something a little more picturesque.  The main entrance to the park is through the Fusiliers’ Arch at the top ofGrafton Street and once inside you will be treated to a calming oasis which feels a hundred miles from the bustling city centre.  There is a garden for the blind with scented plants, a lake, a bandstand and an open heath as well.


The Little Museum of Dublin

Just steps from St Stephen’s Green you will find the Little Museum of Dublin; a museum which tells the story of the city over the last 100 years and although this is quite literally, a little museum, it is one which has a lot to offer.  Perhaps the most interesting point to note is that the museum was created entirely from public donations, so everything you see on display was given by the public to help create the story of the city ofDublin.


Go to Howth via the DART

Officially considered to be one of the most beautiful commuter journeys in Europe, travelling fromDublinto Howth via the DART will take you past some truly stunning sights.  If you purchase a day ticket you can hop on and off at your leisure and with locations such asDun LaoghaireHarbourto Howth itself, this is a pretty fantastic way to spend the day.


The National Museum

Dublinhas a selection of National Museums to choose from but if you want a real gem then try the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology.  From Viking artefacts to bog bodies, and one of the most important gold collections in Europe, if you only have time to explore one museum when in Dublin, this should definitely be the one you visit.

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