Dublin City is a vibrant, dynamic cosmopolitan city and there is plenty to do and see. Below is just a sample of some of our favourite recommendations for you to visit while staying at our Dublin city accommodation. Our friendly reception team will be delighted to give more information on any of the attractions or other ideas for you to explore.
Visit the Home of Guinness
A trip to the home of the black stuff is a must on almost every itinerary. The Guinness story began over 250 years ago and is still brewed on the same site. Follow the dramatic history of Guinness and watch as this icon of Irish culture unfolds before your eyes. Experience the brewing process and learn to taste Guinness for yourself. End the tour supping your complimentary pint (or soft drink for the kids) and enjoy the magnificent view of Dublins skyline from the Gravity Bar.
St James Gate is near Heuston Train Station, we recommend stopping off at Guinness Storehouse as part of the hop-on bus tour.
Go to the Zoo
"Meet the Keeper" and learn about the many rare and endangered species that live in Dublin Zoo. Located in the Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo has become a centre for conservation, education and study to help stem the tide of extinction. The recently added African Plains is worth a visit and provides a great walk through beautiful parkland, watching all the wild animals roam freely. A great day out for the family, not to be missed.
Visit a Castle
Step back in time and visit Dublin Castle in the heart of historic Dublin. Dublin gets its name from the Dubh Linn or Black Pool which stood on the site of the present Castle Gardens. The ornate 18th Century State Apartments now hosts important State functions, including Presidential inaugurations.
Located in the heart of the city, Trinity College is one of Ireland’s most famous historical sites attracting over half a million visitors each year. Founded by Queen Elizabeth I it is the oldest university in Ireland and includes over 40 acres of cobbled squares and green spaces. The Book of Kells is a 9th Century illuminated manuscript of the gospels, renowned worldwide for its rich and varied illustrations, it is on display in the Old Library in Trinity College.
James Joyce Centre
The James Joyce Centre is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce. Come and listen to an introductory talk on themes of special Joycean interest, or stop by anytime, savour a coffee and pastry and take in a tour of the fine Georgian house.