Planning to visit Dublin in Ireland for a holiday or city break? If so, this site can help.
visitDUBLIN.co.uk provides you with all the information and web links you are likely to need, including flights to Dublin from the UK, Dublin hotels and accommodation options, what to see and do in Dublin as well as other useful Dublin guides and resources. All gathered here in one place - simple really, but hopefully useful.
How to Get There? Flights and Travel to Dublin from the UK
By Plane: There are lots of flights available to Dublin Airport from various UK cities, mostly operated by Ryanair and Aer Lingus. British Airways also fly to Dublin from London Heathrow. For other flight options, see Expedia.co.uk and Skyscanner.
By Coach: Use Eurolines (with UK ferry crossings included).
By Train: From Belfast the journey is around 2 hours 15 minutes using NI Railways or Irish Rail.
By Ferry: Irish Ferries and Stena Line operate ferries to Dublin from Holyhead.
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Where to Stay? DUBLIN HOTELS, B&Bs and Hostel Accommodation
- Booking.com: Dublin Hotels - good selection of city-centre hotels, from budget to 5-star
- Easytobook.com: Hotels in Dublin - simple hotel-booking process
- Hostelbookers: Dublin Hostels - for backpackers
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Why Visit Dublin? DUBLIN SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS - What to See & Do
Top tourist attractions include Trinity College Dublin, Christ Church Cathedral, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Castle, the interesting Dublinia Centre (about Viking & Medieval Dublin), the Dublin Writers Museum, the Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse (with great views over the city and all you ever wanted to know about a certain drink) and the Temple Bar area for some of the many pubs in Dublin.
Slightly further from the town centre is the enormous Phoenix Park (Dublin Zoo is found here), the historic Kilmainham Gaol (a former prison) and Croke Park and the GAA Museum (for Gaelic sports fans).
Lonely Planet’s list of sights and attractions in Dublin provides further details on what to see and do in Dublin while you are there.
TOURS: Dublin is a very walkable city and doing a walking tour is a good way of getting to know the city a bit better. Good tour options include Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin and the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl. If you want to give your legs a rest, there’s Irish City Bus Tours and Liffey River Cruises are also very enjoyable in the summer months.
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Extras: MORE INFO, Resources & Useful Websites for DUBLIN
Situated at the mouth of the River Liffey, Dublin is Ireland’s capital and largest city by far. The population of the Dublin urban area is around 1.1 million people.
For a zoomable map of Dublin, click HERE.
For the latest weather forecast, see the BBC’s Dublin Weather guide.
Plenty more information on Dublin for visitors can be found at the official Dublin Tourist Board website and also Wikitravel’s Dublin Travel Guide.
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