"Dublin" Dublin Tip by magor65

Dublin, Ireland: 100 reviews and 191 photos


If you come to Dublin by plane, the first thing that surprises you when the plane gets lower over the airport are green fields. I think that few capital cities have such landscapes around. After a few hours spent in the city you ask yourself: where are the skyscrapers, or underground stations? In fact there are none. It doesn't mean though that Dublin is provincial; actually it is a cosmopolitan city with vibrant atmosphere.
It's true that there are few spectacular monuments there but Dublin has so many faces that you won't be bored for sure. It is not very big so most tourist attractions are within the walking distance. The places definitely worth seeing include:
- TrinityCollege (with the famous Book of Kells),
- Dublin Castle
- St Patrick's Cathedral
and of course beautiful parks.
It's just impossible not to spend some time in Temple Bar, whether you like it or not. This district of pubs and restaurants is especially popular with tourists and participants of hen and stag parties. On Friday and Saturday evenings it is so crowded that it's hard to walk without constant bumping into others. But of course there are some quarters of Dublin that are quiet and peaceful at any time. We enjoyed walking along the streets of Ballsbridge where we admired rich Victorian and Georgian villas with colourful doors and decorated knockers.
And you can always jump on DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) and within minutes you will be in another world of little seaside villages, beaches or picturesque castles.

Directions: At the east coast of Ireland. You can't miss is, it's the biggest city around ;-)
Website: http://www.visitdublin.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 14, 2006
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