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Dublin Bucket List

Posted on: Monday, November 7, 2016

Our Dublin City Bucket list was put together with the help of over 1,000 of our past guests.


Let this be your guide to the most popular and visited of Dublin’s tourist attractions.
Have you got these ticked off your list?
If not, what are you waiting for...

Dublin Zoo - The Family One - Guests Score 9/10
Always popular, great for the family. Click here for more information on Dublin Zoo.


Croke Park - The One for the Sports Fan - Guests Score 9.5/10
Catch a match, learn about our native games or walk the Sky Walk. Click here for more information on Croke Park.


Trinity College - The Historic One - Guests Score 9/10
Like a scene from Harry Potter, View the historic Book of Kells and the Library. Click here for more information on Trinity College.


Guinness Storehouse - The Most Popular One - Guest Score 9/10
Simply Ireland's most popular Tourist Attraction and you don't have to drink Guinness to enjoy this. Click here for more information on The Guinness Storehouse.


Little Museum of Dublin - The Hidden Gem - Guest Score 9.5/10
It's little in size but massive on fun and experience. Recently one the Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award. Click here for more information on the Little Museum of Dublin


GPO - The Momentous One - Guest Score 8/10
Not just a post office but a great museum about the uprising and early move to independence. Click here for more information on the GPO


Kilmainham Gaol - The Educational One - Guest Score 9.5/10
Learn about one of the most famous landmarks in Irish history and the people who were imprisoned here. Click here for further information on Kilmainham Gaol.


Temple Bar - The Lively One - Guest Score 9/10
Not only Pub & Bars. Great shops, cafes, restaurants and some really cool museums. Click here for further information on Temple Bar.


Natural History Museum – The impressive one – Guest Score 8/10
Uncover the stories - from dinosaurs to massive mammals, explore the amazing displays. Click here for further information on The Natural History Museum

St Patrick's Cathedral – The Medieval One – Guest Score 9/10
St Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. Click here to see further information on St Patricks Cathedral. 

 


Your Seasonal Dublin Bucket List



Winter

‘Dublin turns into a Winter Wonderland’

• Warm up by the fire in well known The Rag Trader pub on the cold Irish winter evenings. Get cosy, be merry & chat with friends.

• An indoor activity is always a good choice on the extra frosty days in Dublin. Visit the Dublin Writers Museum which is located in a magnificent 18th century mansion. Take an afternoon to discover Dublin's immense literary heritage.

• Outdoor Markets pop up all over the city in Dublin. Wrap up & stroll around tasting and trying what’s on offer.

• A Crisp walk is a must. Enjoy the fresh air, scenery, nature & history in the Phoenix Park.

 

Spring

‘The Queen of seasons’

 

• Visit the beautiful Botanic Gardens. It is free entry and is at its best throughout Spring time. There are guided walks throughout the season. An afternoon here is bound to cheer you up and leave you feeling refreshed.

• Dublin is the place to be for the St. Patrick’s Festival in March. Dublin comes alive for these few days and has an array of exciting events - celebrating all things Irish.

Iveagh Gardens display a range of landscape features including a maze, woodlands, a rosarium and fountains. A perfect choice for a stroll on a bright Spring Day in Dublin City.


Summer

'Every Summer has its own story’

 
• Is there anything better than relaxing under the heat of the sun in a gorgeous beer garden with your favourite drink in hand, enjoying the friendly Dublin banter. There are many to choose from but our top choice is The Church Café Bar & Restaurant’

• A sunny day spent in St. Stephens Green is a must. There is always a cheery atmosphere around this scenic park. Bring a picnic & blanket and watch the world go by.

The Ark in Temple Bar is a wonderful spot. A nice family day out to choose while the kids are off school. They are a dedicated cultural centre that helps children discover & love Art in a fun & creative way.
 
Get the Dart. Getting the Dart from Dublin City can be a spectacular journey. The coastal scenery alone makes it worth the trip. Take your pick from the choice of Dublin destinations that are perfect for spending a hot summer’s day! Including Howth, Bray or Malahide.
 
 

Autumn

‘Cosy & Colourful’

Viking Splash Tour: Is an exciting one to add to your bucket list – Autumn is a great time to take part as it takes you into the Grand Canal Basin which is very picturesque at this time of year. It will take you on an amphibious tour around historic Dublin.

Garden of Remembrance is a quiet peaceful garden, it is a place for remembrance & reflection. It contains a large sculpture by Óisin Kelly that is based on the theme of the 'Children of Lir'. A beautiful setting to relax away from the hustle of the city - especially in the pretty autumn season.

The National Wax Museum Plus - Is a must especially over the autumn and Halloween period. They are known for putting on wonderful events for all the family including murder mysteries with unexpected characters lurking in the shadows within the spooky Halloween decorations.



For your family break in Dublin see our recent blog full of family activites to choose from.


If you are a sports fan you might want to read our Best Sports Bars in Dublin List


If it is excitment & a lively atmosphere you're looking for read more about Temple Bar here.

 

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