It’s easy to forget that some of the most beautiful and intriguing cities are actually incredibly close to home. In an age when it’s all too easy to fly half way around the world, it is often these cities that travellers miss out on.
One such city is the fascinating Irish capital, Dublin. Boasting a vibrant and exciting city culture that has made it famous around the world, it’s often surprising to hear just how many UK-based tourists haven’t managed to explore the wonderful sights and sounds of this historic city.
Fortunately for those interested in visiting Ireland, it’s incredibly cheap and easy to book flights to Dublin and there are plenty of great deals to take advantage of. For the best prices possible, try looking outside of holiday periods and on days that it isn’t so popular to travel on. The airport is located just 10km north of the city centre and transport to and from the airport is plentiful. Depending on how much you want to spend and how long you have to wait, it’s possible to catch a bus, train or taxi from the airport to the centre of Dublin.
There is plenty to see and do in Dublin and many visitors simply enjoy relaxing in one of the many great Irish pubs, bars or restaurants and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere. However, if that’s not for you, then you may want to make a visit to Trinity College, one of Dublin’s oldest and most iconic set of buildings.
The library houses an incredible number of texts and manuscripts and has become a popular attraction for tourists from all over the world. If you want to see Dublin’s nightlife at its best it’s a good idea to head over to Temple Bar for an evening. While it may be overrun by stag and hen parties much of the time, it’s also home to a number of great drinking establishments and often a number of incredible street artists.
For those that enjoy a drop of the Irish national drink, the Guinness Storehouse is a great place to visit. Guiding you through the brewing process, transportation systems and ending with a ‘free’ pint at a stunning bar overlooking the city, this is a tour you won’t forget in a hurry.
Finally for a little bit of history, make your way down to the National Museums and learn a little about what made Dublin the city it is today.