Dublin City is far and away the largest city in Ireland and has a wealth of interesting places to visit.
The Guinness Storehouse tops the list of attractions in terms of visitor numbers, but is closely followed by St Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College/Book of Kells.
If you are up for it, the best way to see the city is on foot – many of the main sights and museums are very close together, and some walking will be necessary anyway, as some of these areas are pedestrianized.
A six hour walking tour, punctuated with coffee/lunch stops, could include the following:
Georgian Dublin including some of the city’s finest squares, parks and of course, the wonderful colourful doors
Parliamentary Dublin – the office of our Prime Minister and the Parliament Building
Some wonderful museums and galleries and a “best of” short tour through these…
The National Library and a great exhibition on the poet, W B Yeats
Trinity College and the famous Book of Kells, in the famous Long Library (admission charge here and there may be queues, though you can book online for a specific time)
The best and the quirkiest shopping and eating areas
Dublin Castle – seat of British rule for over 700 years. A tour of the State Apartments can be included here if you wish (admission charge)
St Patrick’s Cathedral – the largest Cathedral in Ireland and full of tombs, monuments and history! (Admission charge here)
If you have energy left after this, we will walk back along the quays to look at some of the bridges and public buildings facing the River Liffey… You will have done your 10,000 steps – for sure!
As a walking tour, this is suitable for up to twelve people of average fitness – cost €295