A Food Tour, A Walking Tour Of The City And The Guinness Storehouse, Of Course
If you’re looking for a fun summer city break, Dublin boasts a plethora of inviting activities and beautiful landscapes to be enjoyed during a trip to Ireland.
With rolling hills and lush greenery, white cliffs overlooking the Irish sea, a trip to Dublin is a dream destination. Its combination of stunning scenery and fascinating history makes this a must-see city. So here’s what we say: as long as you’re there, make the most of your trip and try out these top tips for fun activities in the Irish capital.
Foodie Heaven In Dublin
For a taste of the city’s culinary delights, a food walking tour is an absolute must on your list. You will get to experience some of the capital’s burgeoning restaurants, cafes and shops that have exploded onto the city’s trendy food scene. For coffee connoisseurs, there’s even a coffee crawl where you can delight in the city’s top coffee joints, and tantalise your tastebuds whilst talented baristas steam you up a delicious brew.
A Secret Garden In Dublin
The perfect way to break up a day of sight-seeing is to visit the beautiful Iveagh Gardens. Pack a picnic with a bottle of wine and treat yourself to an ice cream, all the while enjoying the calm and peaceful surroundings of cascading waterfalls, historical statues and mazes of vibrant plants and blooming flowers. You could certainly while away an afternoon in this sweet spot.
Good Old Guinness
One of Dublin’s most popular visitor attractions, at the Guinness storehouse you will discover the secrets of Ireland’s most famous export. More than 250 years of Guinness history is revealed, and you can find out just what goes into making this world-famous beer. After the tour enjoy the famous Gravity Bar, with awesome panoramic views of Dublin City.
College Culture In Dublin
The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see on your itinerary. Located in Trinity College in the heart of the city, a walk through ancient cobbled stones of the college will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the majestic Old Library building was built, and which displays the Book of Kells.
This 9th century book is an ornate and delicately decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ. It is certainly Ireland’s most beloved cultural treasure and by far the world’s most famous medieval manuscript.
If you’re after more of an educational angle, it’s a great idea to head over to Ireland’s annual Tech Summit 2018, which will be making its way to the city, and which we hear is unmissable.
Walking Wonders In Dublin
Whether you’re a hiking junkie, a bike enthusiast, or just simply craving breathtaking scenery, fresh air and to get your heart pumping, Dublin offers a vast array of hikes and walks to suit all tastes, just a short ride away from the city centre.
Recommended: Howth Cliff Walk: 3.7 miles (Easy Walk)
The train runs from the city centre to Howth. Begin your journey from the east pier, being guided by the cliff path that runs along the east side of Howth head. Along this trail you can marvel at the 15th century ruins of St Mary’s Abbey, and as you continue uphill, the view is simply magical over Dublin Bay. What’s more, why not enjoy a pit stop at a typical Irish pub for a spot of lunch and a pint of Guinness.
These top tips are just some of the many wonderful things to see and do in Dublin. From its signature Georgian architecture, to thrilling theatre shows, magnificent museums and exciting tech conferences, don’t miss out on these Dublin adventures.