Whether your trip to the vibrant city of Dublin is for business or pleasure, we’ve gone ahead and collated just a few of the top attractions, eateries and places to stay that capture the unique and wonderful essence of this fantastic city.
World renowned for being the birthplace of Guinness and home to over 1,000 pubs and bars, Dublin offers far more than beer and lively nightlife – this relatively small city oozes culture and a rich history, with a multitude of attractions on offer from a range of alcoholic themed tours, to castles and museums, to guided walks around the city and it’s coastline.
No matter where your interests lie, there’s always something to do in Dublin and there’s definitely no danger of you getting bored!
If you’re looking for a hotel with a little bit of luxury, then The Marker Hotel may be the one for you! With its ritzy interiors, inviting bedrooms and lavish spa, this is a 5 star experience you wont be disappointed with. The Marker hotel is also renowned for offering some of the best views of Dublin city from their rooftop bar and terrace.
The Royal Hotel and Merrill Leisure club is a great option if you need to stay close to Ardmore Studios. It’s less than a 5 minute drive away and is located in the heart of Bray town. You can choose to dine at McGettigan’s Bray restaurant, use the fully equipped gym or sit back and relax whilst watching the live entertainment the hotel has to offer.
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If hotels aren’t your thing, then look no further than the Staycity Aparthotels Millennium Walk. The apartments offer well-equipped kitchens, private dining areas and spacious bedrooms. Perfect for any business traveller! Its right in the heart of Dublin’s shopping hub, but most importantly a 2 minute walk to Temple Bar.
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The Queen of Tarts is a beautifully quaint tearoom and café in Dublin’s buzzing old city, that makes a variety of mouthwatering sweet treats fresh each day from their kitchen. You can relax on the outdoor terrace with a coffee or glass of wine, or head on inside for some tea and a slice of Queen of Chocolate Fudge Cake! This is a lovely place to visit for either breakfast or lunch.
The famous Temple Bar Pub is a must see when visiting Dublin. You can enjoy live traditional Irish music, whilst digging into some food and enjoying an Irish craft beer. They also offer the largest selection of sandwiches found in any Irish pub with over 100 different types!
Lock’s is situated on the banks of the Grand Canal and has been a Dublin fixture for decades; awarded ‘Best Private Dining and Club Restaurant in Ireland’ at the 2018 Restaurant awards, Lock’s is well-known for it’s excellent reputation and it’s contemporary Irish dishes (that use only the best local ingredients of course). Now if you’re after quieter experience, Locks’ upstairs dining room offers an equally fantastic experience in a more private setting that offers stunning views of the Dublin canals.
At Fallon and Byrne, you can select from more than 600 wines from every corner of the world and drink your choice on the spot. The Wine Cellar offers a selection of light bites, sharing platters and main dishes, and all staff members are expertly trained to help you choose the right wines to match your food! They also have a special offer where corkage charge on ‘Happy Mondays’ is only one euro.
The Long Hall pub sees more locals and fewer tourists passing through making it a great place if you want to experience a true Irish pub. It’s set in a fine Victorian building and is the perfect place for a quiet Guinness during the afternoon, by early evening it fills up quickly but offers a great atmosphere.
Tucked away behind a discreet doorway, where to enter you have ring the doorbell you’ll find 20’s gem that is the Vintage Cocktail Club. Once you’re inside, you can take a seat and enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco whilst you decide from the large selection of drinks on the menu. This 1920’s-style clandestine bar serves up award winning cocktails, spirits and tasty snacks.
must see sights
There is plenty to see and do in Dublin, and the Guinness Storehouse Factory is Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction and should definitely be on your to do list when visiting Dublin! This is the Brewery experience telling the tale of Ireland’s famous beer.
If you’d like to learn more about Dublin’s history, then a trip to Dublin Castle will definitely be in order, or you can visit the Little Museum of Dublin which tells the story of the Irish capital from 1900 up to 2000..perfect for both adults and children looking for an educational day out!
If you enjoy the outdoors then Phoenix Park is definitely worth a visit. Its’ the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe which can be explored by foot, bike or by joining a guided segway tour!
The cultural heart of Dublin city is Temple Bar, you can wander the cobbled streets and explore the selection of Irish pubs, galleries, restaurants and live music all squeezed into a few blocks. Temple Bar has the highest density of pubs in Dublin City so there are no problems grabbing a drink here!
Now, as for how to end your trip with a bang? Well, that’s another blog post for another time!
Remember! Our dedicated team work with a range of clients in the media industry and with over 30 years experience we provide the winning solution for all your travel needs.