Top Local Attractions
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St. Stephen’s Green
We overlook Ireland's most famous city centre Victorian public park. As one of few hotels near Stephen's Green, we're proud to share the history of the area. Re-opened by Lord Ardilaun in 1880 for the citizens of Dublin. This 22 acre park has been maintained in the original layout with extensive perimeter tree and shrub planting, spectacular spring and summer Victorian bedding and a myriad of paths crisscross the park and there is a wonderful ornamental lake at its centre.
Walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin and return to the 18th century,
when the splendid Old Library building was constructed. Inside make sure to see the Book of Kells –
a 9th-century medieval manuscript famous across the world.
The number 1 visitor attraction in Dublin, this tour over 7 floors illuminates the rich heritage of
Guinness and tells the story from its origins at St. James’s Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand.
You’ll also get a free pint at the top of the building where you get spectacular views over the city.
Until 1922 this was the seat of British rule in Ireland, but it is now a major Irish government complex.
This historic site, dating from 1204, features 2 museums, cafes and gardens, plus state rooms and the
Chester Beatty library. The library was described in the Lonely Planet as not just the best museum in Ireland,
but one of the best in Europe.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
This stunning cathedral welcomes over 500,000 visitors a year.
As the largest cathedral and one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Ireland,
Saint Patrick’s has been at the heart of Dublin and Ireland’s history and culture for over 800 years.
Housed in Kildare Street is the Archaeology Museum housing artefacts dating from 7000BC to the 20th Century
exhibited in 7 galleries. In nearby Merrion Street there is a Natural History Museum housing over 10,000
zoological exhibits. This is a free attraction and proves very popular with visitors.
The Little Museum of Dublin
The Little Museum of Dublin is a people's museum of Dublin, situated on St. Stephens Green.
This award-winning museum tells the story of the Irish capital, revealing the history of a city that has
undergone remarkable changes in the last 100 years, from the visit of Queen Victoria to the global success of U2.
Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of the city, and
one of the top visitor attractions in Dublin. Step inside and you can enjoy the cathedral’s
beautiful interior and fascinating medieval crypt.
This is a former prison and is now run as a museum. Many Irish revolutionaries, including the
leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were imprisoned and executed in this prison by the British Army.
Convicts from many parts of Ireland were held in the Gaol for long periods waiting to be transported to Australia.
One of the largest walled city parks in Europe, with a number of heritage attractions within it
including Áras an Uachataráin (home of our President), Dublin Zoo, playgrounds,
a Victorian tea rooms and even a herd of fallow deer.