The capital of Ireland, Dublin is a relatively small city but boasts a big personality thanks it its vibrant nightlife and fantastic tourist attractions. Located on the east coast of Ireland, Dublin is the gateway to the rest of the country, particularly for international visitors and despite its intimate atmosphere it is an extremely entertaining city. The delightful urban destination is home to a fantastic range of shopping, dining, nightlife and attractions including everything from the famous Book of Kells to the St Patrick’s Cathedral and even the Guinness Storehouse.
Due to its popularity with international visitors entering Ireland, Dublin accommodation is located throughout the city centre and surrounds. As the country’s capital, Dublin caters for the many tourists who choose to holiday here every year with everything from budget accommodation to comfortable mid-range options and even luxury 5 star hotels. Conveniently close to the most popular shopping, dining, activities and attractions, Dublin accommodation is centrally located within the city’s intimate size meaning everything you need while on holidays is only ever a short stroll away. Book Dublin Accommodation online.
Thanks to its small size, getting around Dublin on foot is especially easy however hiring a bicycle is another popular option. Driving in Dublin is not recommended however there are plenty of taxis that are always available and offer affordable fare options including some with set fares. When it comes to public transport, there are approximately 200 routes across the extensive bus service however route numbers are confusing and visitors should ensure they have a route map. Train travel is also an excellent option for getting around Dublin with the Luas offering regular, reliable light rail tram transport along red and green lines throughout the city. The DART also offers a suburban rail service along the coast from Greystones to Howth and Malahide. More about Getting Around Dublin
Dublin is home to a wide range of cultural and historic attractions as well as some tourist attractions that are just designed for fun. For example, the Guinness Storehouse, shaped like a pint of Guinness, offers an insight into the production process of the famous black stuff as well as free pints and spectacular views of the city. The Dublin Zoo offers an amazing range of rare and exotic animals including Asian elephants, giraffes, tigers, zebras, red pandas and more in natural habitats like the Kaziranga Forest and African Savannah. There’s also the National Museum of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland, Farmleigh House, the spectacular St Patrick’s Cathedral and the most famous Dublin attraction of all, the Book of Kells. Read more about Attractions in Dublin
Dublin’s name comes from the Old Irish Gaelic ‘Dubh Linn’ which means ‘Black Pool’. Dublin was founded in the 9th century by Vikings who dubbed it the Norse Kingdom of Dublin. Dublin boasts more taxis than New York thanks to their de-regulation in 2001 which resulted in a massive oversupply. Dublin is home to the oldest pub in Ireland, known as the Brazen Head the pub was opened in 1198. Dublin is home to a total of 666 pubs. Dublin produces 10 million pints of Guinness a day. Famous graduates of Dublin’s Trinity College include Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde.