Dublin is now a vibrant cosmopolitan capital – with a great mix of cultures, brimming with a rare energy, friendly locals and innovative ideas infusing the ever-beguiling, multi-layered city with refreshing flavours and a kaleidoscope of colours. In plain and simple words, Dublin is a really invigorating, modern, historic, exciting and relaxing city in Ireland. No wonder Lonely Planet chose the city as one of the world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2016!
So, planning a visit to Dublin but thinking how do I start my Dublin adventure? Really, well we’ll help you to plan and organise the itinerary of your Dublin tour. Though Dublin has a myriad of tourist attractions to suit all interests, we’ve compiled a short list below of suggestions of some of the top places to visit while in Dublin:
1. Dublin Castle –
Dublin Castle was formerly the center of British rule in Ireland. In fact, the long and rich history behind this architectural complex is enough reason to tour Dublin Castle in itself. Even if you are not a history buff, you’ll find something interesting within the vast castle grounds or the lavishly decorated quarters and entertaining halls of the State Apartments. Though admission is free to access Dublin Castle, do consider visiting the Chester Beatty Library – one of the best museums in Dublin which hosts a huge variety of valuable artifacts from all around the world.
2. St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin –
St Patrick’s Cathedral is Ireland’s largest church, one of 3 Cathedral’s in the city center. A visit here is an important part of any Dublin private tour itinerary, no matter how long you are going to stay in Dublin. Currently, the Cathedral is one of the most historic churches in Ireland and is a popular destination to visit while in Dublin. Jonathan Swift a noted Irish writer was the Minister at the Cathedral at the time he wrote Gulliver’s Travels. Also, noteworthy is the church hosts several choral concerts a year and would be a great treat to behold!
3. National Gallery of Ireland –
The National Gallery of Ireland is located in the heart of Dublin and holds the national collection of Irish and European fine art. Although Dublin is considered as one of the most expensive cities in Europe, the entrance to National Gallery (for the permanent exhibition) and many other museums and galleries are free. The extensive collection of fine art exhibited here includes 2,500 paintings and about 10,000 other artworks in different forms.
4. Guinness Storehouse –
The Guinness Storehouse has not just retained the top spot as Ireland’s top visitor attraction for a third consecutive year but has also added the title of Europe’s top attraction, an amazing feat when you consider all the wonderful things to see and visit in Europe. No tour to Dublin is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Once visited, you’ll come back here again and again. It’s an impressive building with seven floors and its core is shaped as a giant pint glass! While visiting each floor of the Guinness Storehouse, you will be treated to the experience of seeing just exactly how Guinness is made. This near 300 year old brewery produces beer not just for the Irish market but for export to every part of the world.
Want to experience the city of Dublin at its best? Then, it’s time to book private tours in Dublin with LFLCS and feel the vibrancy of Dublin and the rest of Ireland in style and comfort. We have a diverse assortment of luxury vehicles at your disposal. Get in touch with us now, if you want to customize your private tours in Dublin!