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6 Things to do in the vibrant Dublin

6 Things to do in the vibrant Dublin

December 22, 2015

Dublin is the principal city of Ireland, situated in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of Liffey River. Like a modern city, Dublin can be divided into many sectors, but as a tourist, you can choose what area to visit or, for a better experience, you can go through all of them.

Firstly, there is the Medieval Quarter, the oldest part of the city, where you can see attractions like Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Christ Church. Then is the Antique Quarter, represented by Francis Street, an area full of stores with antique objects, jewels, clothes and other souvenirs. Another highlight of any visit to Dublin is the Cultural Quarter, where can be found many music venues, restaurants and boutiques. This is the place where you can enjoy the real Dublin atmosphere.

But beside historical attractions, how could you spend your time in Dublin in a specific way? There are some recommendations for you, if you travel to this city.

  1. An one day tour in Wicklow is the perfect choice if you want Wicklowto discover the beautiful landscapes of Dublin and explore the ancient ruins of Glendalough. Glendalough is known for its natural beauties and history and it’s one of the most visited places in Ireland.
  2. Enjoy a cruise on Liffey River. It lasts 45 minutes and during the tour, a local guide will present the main historical aspects of the river and of the city too: the first arrival of the Vikings 1000 years ago, the story of Ha’penny bridge and you will and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649.
  3. Explore Dublin Bay to enjoy powerful views, the fresh breeze and to visit Malahide Castle. It is the perfect place to have a cup of tea while admiring the surrounds.
  4. Relax at the National Aquatic Center, the largest indoor water park in the country. There is a leisure pool inside, many roller-coasters and waves machines.
  5. In the night, try the Open-Top Bus Tour. The city lights create an exciting atmosphere and you can enjoy it by passing near the most important attractions, like the upscale houses of Georgian Dublin, the Docklands District and Dublin City Centre. In the last area, you can admire the Spire of Dublin, a 122-meters steel monument.
  6. Make a tour to visit Cliffs of Moher. The breath taking landscapes will make you not apologize for leaving the city for a day. The tour allows the visitors to see Aran Islands, Dunguaire Castle and the Cliffs of Moher.

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Let Dublin surprise you by joining these activities but you can also add on your list more and more sights: the National Wax Museum Plus, Bullock Castle or the Dillon Garden. Make your trip the best one and find accommodation close to the most important landmarks of the city by checking the list of hotels in Dublin on TripEconomy.