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Best things to do in Dublin

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Neighbourhood
“Cannot be missed. Hire bikes from the park entrance of the Dublin Bike scheme from in front of Kilmainham Gaol (credit card required, €5 for 3 days). Park is vast and features Dublin Zoo, Stately homes and beautiful tea shops. Full of beautiful wild deer. 20 minutes walk from house. ”
610 locals recommend
Brewery
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“https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en Your trip to Ireland is not complete without visiting Dublin's #1 tourist attraction. While in Dublin, you can learn all about Guinness' rich history. As you walk through each floor you will learn what goes into making a perfect pint of Guinness”
485 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park at the top of Grafton Street and a great place to sip a coffee and watch the world go by. Butlers coffee at at the top of Grafton St just before the green does excellent coffee. don't forget your free chocolate! ”
351 locals recommend
Distillery
“If you like whiskey - see how it is made in this lovely distillery! Great tour and plenty of choice for gifts to bring home? ”
212 locals recommend
Museum
“Really good museum across the road, tells the story of our independence, the guides are generally very insightful and fun”
280 locals recommend
Government Building
“Take a stroll through the grounds of Dublin Castle & visit the Silk Road Cafe for lunch. https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Review-g186605-d2704860-Reviews-Silk_Road_Cafe-Dublin_County_Dublin.html?m=19905”
163 locals recommend
Church
“Beautiful Cathedral near the city centre. Jonathon Swift the writer of Gulliver’s Travels was Dean here. There is a beautiful park beside the Cathedral. Go for a stroll and admire the red brick buildings built by Lord Iveagh for his workers in the Guinness Factory.”
172 locals recommend
Pub
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“A must go for all Dublin first timers. Loads of live music and craic. Pints and food will be more expensive here but worth it to get a glimpse of tourist Dublin”
225 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Lovely fishing village, with great cliff walk offering lovely views of Dublin”
209 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Best Shopping area in Dublin. Favorites are of course Brown Thomas, Otehr Stories and the new White Company”
195 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Dating back to 1198, The Brazen Head is Irelands oldest pub. There is a palpable sense of history within these timeworn walls. If you are looking for the true Irish pub experience then The Brazen Head should be your first port of call. Walking distance from the Guinness Storehouse!”
176 locals recommend
Zoo
“Good conditions for most animals. Plenty of space. Go mid-week. Very busy weekends in summer. Bring a picnic. Long Day!”
130 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great art collection - modern and ancient! Beautiful building too ... close to our parliament too!!”
137 locals recommend
Art Museum
“By global standards not the most impressive modern art museum but on your doorstep and worth a visit”
186 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Great to see a rugby match, or if you are visiting in the summer, check out the gigs that are on.”
132 locals recommend
Theatre
“Fantastic Theatre - the venue for a the big West-End & Broadway shows visiting Dublin. Book in advance for popular shows, but tickets are held back for all events, so always check availability.”
130 locals recommend