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A City full off Irish Charm & such a buzz

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Dublin is a City which has it all, very charming locals. There is a huge variety of restaurants for all budgets, the bars are always great and have good vibe, best to experience the ones away from Temple bar if you want a more economic authentic experience although Temple Bar area is a must when in Dub. There is a good public transport system but we usually like to just wander around, stopping for a coffee or a Guinness while soaking up the fab atmosphere or to just stroll around the shops but for the history buffs there's so much also to see. The choice is yours but Dublin has it all for me and is never a boring place to visit. My most recent visit involved Trinity College, so impressive! Previously my husband has taken a bicycle tour which took in a lot of the main attractions. The Guinness Factory is a must but other features such as St Patrick's Cathedral, the Castle with it's medieval centre and the Dublina viking centre are very much worth a visit.

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  • Couples
  • Foodie

14 Places

2 City Tips

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14 Places

See Dublin by Bike

Bike Tours

Ha'penny Bridge

Bridges

Senses Day Spa

Spas

Saint Patrick's Cathedral

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

The Palace

Restaurants

Bach 16

Restaurants

Leo Burdock

Restaurants

Dublin Castle

Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites

Molly Malone Statue

Monuments & Statues

Temple Bar

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods

GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre

History Museums

Queen of Tarts

Restaurants

The Vintage Kitchen

Restaurants

Sasha House Petite

Restaurants

Sal750's City Tips

  • Always chat the Taxi drivers they are great for local info and news of whats on etc
  • Irish people like a tip and are very gracious if given one, always try the Guinness its nicest closest to its home! The buskers are also nice to listen to when meandering around the Temple Bar and Grafton street areas.
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    See Dublin by Bike
    Bike Tours
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    Sal750 Says:

    great way to see Dublin and the tour guide is very knowledgeable

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • book in advance
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 100 Outdoor Activities in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • On Yer Bike 07/10/2017
    • Bikers galore in Dublin 07/10/2017
    • See Dublin by Bike
    Address:
    62 Pleasant's Place
    The Daintree Building
    Dublin D08 E208
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 87 695 5976
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 13:00
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    Ha'penny Bridge
    Bridges
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    Sal750 Says:

    Key feature off Dublin, and part off the local history

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Nice to stroll across and to look at from a distance
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 546 things to do in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great music, cutomer service not great 20/10/2017
    • Cross it Because You Can 19/10/2017
    • Ha'penny Bridge
    Address:
    14 Bachelors Walk
    Wellington Quay
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 605 7700
    Other:
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    Senses Day Spa
    Spas
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    Sal750 Says:

    Lovely Day Spa for some relaxation from the hustle and bustle off the city

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Just try this place its soo relaxing
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Dublin
    • Wonderful experience... 24/03/2015
    • Great 10/12/2014
    • Senses Day Spa
    Address:
    Thundercut Alley
    Unit 2, Block E
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 874 8248
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 - 19:00
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    Saint Patrick's Cathedral
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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    Sal750 Says:

    One of the most historical buildings in the middle of the city, so much history

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take the tour
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 546 things to do in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice Cathedral 20/10/2017
    • Always Busy, Still Beautiful 19/10/2017
    • Saint Patrick's Cathedral
    Address:
    21-50 Patrick's Close
    Off Clanbrassil St.
    Dublin 8
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 453 9472
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 10:30
    12:30 - 14:30
    16:30 - 18:00
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    The Palace
    Restaurants (Irish, Bar, Pub)
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    Sal750 Says:

    Really nice old style authentic pub, lots of different beverages to try and the staff are very friendly

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Trendsetter
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Ask the staff about new whiskeys
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #122 of 2,147 restaurants in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting Building 19/10/2017
    • LOVE the upstairs whiskey bar 07/10/2017
    • The Palace
    Address:
    21 Fleet Street
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 677 9290
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    10:30 - 23:30
    Fri - Sat
    10:30 - 00:30
    Other:
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    Bach 16
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, European, Wine Bar)
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    Sal750 Says:

    Great we wine bar/tapas style food, the staff are very experienced on the wines available

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Ask staff about the wine before selecting
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #149 of 2,147 restaurants in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely cafe with a friendly host 14/09/2017
    • Gem 08/09/2017
    • Bach 16
    Address:
    16 Bachelors Walk
    Dublin 1
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 872 0215
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$24
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    12:00 - 20:00
    Thu - Sat
    12:00 - 23:30
    Other:
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    Leo Burdock
    Restaurants (Irish, Seafood, Fast food, British)
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    Sal750 Says:

    Great local chip shop a must when in Dublin, even if like us just a bag of chips to go smothered in salt and vinegar and eat them whilst listening to the buskers! highly recommend this

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Eat in on a wet night/day or take out if weather permits
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,434 of 2,147 restaurants in Dublin
    • Bad Service & Not that Great... 19/10/2017
    • OMG 14/10/2017
    • Leo Burdock
    Address:
    4 Crown Alley Temple Bar
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 611 1999
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Dublin Castle
    Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites
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    Sal750 Says:

    The Castle in Dublin is very historical and an interesting place to while away a few hours in this lovely city.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • go for a coffee and cake to queen of tarts after
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 546 things to do in Dublin
    • Nice, But Not Outstanding 20/10/2017
    • Don't waste your time, better things to do and see in Dublin 20/10/2017
    • Dublin Castle
    Address:
    Dame St
    Dublin Castle
    Dublin 2
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 645 8813
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$9
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:45 - 17:15
    Other:
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    Molly Malone Statue
    Monuments & Statues
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    Sal750 Says:

    This is a must-see statue in Dublin, its one of the icons which is synonymous with Dublin. A photograph with Molly proves you've been there! (Been there bought the t-shirt)

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Get a photo
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 546 things to do in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great spot for an iconic photo 18/10/2017
    • Good area and good meeting place 16/10/2017
    • Molly Malone Statue
    Address:
    In Front of the Saint Andrew's Church Tourist Office
    Suffolk Street
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 605 7700
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    Temple Bar
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Neighbourhoods
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    Sal750 Says:

    What a mad place this is, its just full of tourists but yet every time I visit Dublin I still like to just wander around this area its just buzzing with life. Loads of restaurant and pub choices with live music etc.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Its a must to have a Guinness in the Temple Bar
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 546 things to do in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent! 21/10/2017
    • Temple Bar pub 21/10/2017
    • Temple Bar
    Phone:
    +353 1 672 5286
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    GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
    History Museums
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    Sal750 Says:

    Its in the middle of Dublin its a significant part of Ireland's history and a must see

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don`t just stop outside take time to walk through it as the pictures on the walls inside are worth seeing
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 546 things to do in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stately building 20/10/2017
    • STORY WELL TOLD 20/10/2017
    • GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
    Address:
    O'Connell St Lower
    Dublin 1
    Dublin D01 F5P2
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 872 1916
    Price range:
    US$17 - US$17
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 16:30
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 16:30
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    Queen of Tarts
    Restaurants (Irish, European, Soups)
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    Sal750 Says:

    Lovely wee coffee/cake shop with yummy foods for snacks

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • worth the wait if you have to queue
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 2,147 restaurants in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good meal portions, amazing desserts 20/10/2017
    • LOVED this place! 20/10/2017
    • Queen of Tarts
    Address:
    3 - 4 Cow's Lane Dame Street
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 633 4681
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$11
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 19:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 19:00
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    The Vintage Kitchen
    Restaurants (Irish, European, Soups)
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    Sal750 Says:

    Fabulous food on the cheap in Dublin BYOW soo nice

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Book in advance or you will not get in
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 2,147 restaurants in Dublin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sooo good! 18/10/2017
    • Dublin’s hidden gem 18/10/2017
    • The Vintage Kitchen
    Address:
    No 7 Poolbeg Street
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 679 8705
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    12:00 - 14:30
    Tue - Sat
    17:30 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Sasha House Petite
    Restaurants (Cafe, International)
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    Sal750 Says:

    Best selection of coffee in Dublin and quirky seats. The cakes are also yummy

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ask about the coffees they are very knowledgeable
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #670 of 2,147 restaurants in Dublin
    • Gem! 23/09/2017
    • Outstanding coffee 13/09/2017
    • Sasha House Petite
    Address:
    Drury Street Carpark
    Dublin 2
    Dublin Dublin 2
    Ireland
    Phone:
    +353 1 672 9570
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 18:00
    Mon - Fri
    07:00 - 19:00
    Sat
    08:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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