Dublin’s Top 10 Visitor Attractions

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Dublin’s Top 10 Visitor Attractions

It takes a lot to become iconic, but Dublin has mastered it. With tourist attractions ranging from breweries and pubs to huge parks and cherished manuscripts, Dublin ticks every box. Plan a trip to enjoy Dublin’s unique history and culture and discover the ideal hotel accommodation. Ashling Hotel is a boutique hotel in the centre of Dublin, perfect for exploring Dublin’s colourful neighbourhoods and ticking items off your bucket list. Contact us directly for our best available rates, guaranteed.

The Guinness Storehouse

One of the most highly rated and popular things to do in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse has been the home of the black stuff since 1759. On a self-guided tour, you’ll find out how Guinness is made, take a trip through the history of the brand & its advertising and sample a pint for yourself with fantastic birds-eye views of the city from the Gravity Ba

The Book of Kells and Trinity College

Housed safely in the library of one of the most beautiful and prestigious universities in Europe, the Book of Kells is a fascinating work of art that is guaranteed to impress. The illuminated 9th-century copy of the Gospel was painstakingly painted by Columban Monks and is on display in the most magnificent library in Trinity College; it’s straight from a fairytale!

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Three-time winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a must for anyone with an interest in Irish history or genealogy. The museum dives into the past of Ireland’s diaspora in interactive detail and their Family History Centre is always popular with visitors looking for their roots.

Dublin Castle

How often do you get to visit a castle, right in the centre of a city? Dublin Castle is less turrets and dragons and more of an urban campus but it’s the location for every big state event like presidential inaugurations and some excellent concerts & gatherings. It has been a court, a fortress, even a site of execution at one time. There are lots of stories among its hallowed walls.

Phoenix Park

Did you know that Dublin has the largest park in any capital city in Europe and it’s right on our doorstep? Home to select residents including wild deer and the president of Ireland, the highlight is a trip to the wonderful Dublin Zoo.  There are playgrounds, rolling green fields, Farmleigh House, a café, monuments and so much more in Phoenix Park and it’s a stone’s throw from Ashling Hotel in Dublin.

Kilmainham Gaol

Deserted, eerie and probably haunted, there is a really unique feeling when you visit Kilmainham Gaol. Once the home of hundreds of prisoners including infamous criminals and revolutionaries who played a huge role in Ireland’s independence, there are unbelievable and heartbreaking stories to be told here. It’s a must for lovers of history both political and social.

Dublin Museums

We’re cheating with this one, including all of Dublin’s excellent museums in one but they really are too good to miss. Come face to face with one of the incredible preserved bog bodies in the National Museum of Ireland, marvel at the creativity of our people in the National Art Gallery or visit the excellent and obscure Hugh Lane Gallery. All of this for free!

Little Museum of Dublin

Tucked away beside St Stephen’s Green Park is the Little Museum of Dublin, a fascinating collection of items donated by Dubliners. It’s an intimate and truly extraordinary look at life in Dublin in the rare old times through pictures, artefacts, records, letters, ornaments, and things as mundane as washing soap packages. Music fans will enjoy the second-floor exhibition U2 Made in Dublin, which tells the story of one of the world’s most famous rock bands from their roots in 1976.

Temple Bar

Temple Bar is one of Dublin’s oldest and most charismatic areas. It is packed with pubs and restaurants and offers locals and tourists a taste of Dublin nightlife. It is full of entertainment, art, and places to eat and is often thought of as one of the top attractions in Dublin. It’s a great place to hear live Irish traditional music and is a short walk from our Dublin hotel.

Dublin’s Cathedrals

Did you know that Dublin is one of the only cities in Europe to have two cathedrals, and neither of them are Catholic? St. Patrick’s Cathedral and very nearby Christchurch Cathedral are both breathtakingly beautiful and historically significant. Enjoy stunning architecture, vibrant stained-glass windows and a peaceful interior in both of these magnificent buildings.


Ashling Hotel Dublin is ideal as family, couple or group accommodation on the skirt of the city centre. We offer our best available rates and exclusive access to our special offers only when you book directly with our team or on our website.

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