Despite its relatively small size, Dublin is the capital of Ireland and is a popular city home to a wide range of tourist attractions including the Guinness Storehouse, National Gallery of Ireland, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the famous Book of Kells. One of the must see Dublin attractions is the Guinness Storehouse, situated in the St James’s Gate Brewery and offers an insight into the process that, since 1759, has gone into brewing the black stuff. Spread over a massive 7 storeys, the storehouse is modelled in the shape of a giant pint and offers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the famous beer as well as complimentary pints and breathtaking views of the city.
The Dublin Zoo is another popular attraction home to many exotic and rare species that roam in natural habitats such as the African Savannah and Kaziranga Forest including zebras, giraffes, oryx, Asian elephants, gorillas, hippos, red pandas and tigers. The National Gallery of Ireland is a major tourist attraction with its unbelievable collection of paintings and mixed media totalling some 12,000 or more. With every major European style of painting represented, the gallery features drawings, prints, watercolours and sculpture from big names such as Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh.
In terms of historical attractions, Farmleigh House is certainly a highlight of the Dublin attractions with its 18th century architecture complete with beautiful Georgian-Victorian Main House, famous Clock Tower, Sunken and Walled Gardens, Benjamin Iveagh Library and stunning Lake. St Patrick’s Cathedral is perhaps one of the oldest Dublin attractions, built between 1220 and 1260. The largest cathedral in Ireland, St Patrick’s is one of few remaining structures of medieval Dublin and is a breathtaking sight offering an insight into the structure’s fascinating history.
Located on Kildacare Street, the National Museum of Ireland is a popular Dublin attraction that allows you to step back in time with Celtic and Medieval art, prehistoric gold artefacts and the life and times of the Viking Age. However the most famous Dublin attraction has to be the Book of Kells. An iconic manuscript, the beautifully written document dates back as far as 800 AD and is an iconic 680-page Latin text with a fascinating history that tells of the Four Gospels.