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The capital city of Ireland is at the same time the eastern shore of Dublin, the largest city, on the outskirts of the Liffey River. The river divides the city ...
The capital city of Ireland is at the same time the eastern shore of Dublin, the largest city, on the outskirts of the Liffey River. The river divides the city into two, north and south. The Dublin name comes from the words '' dibh linn '' which means '' black lake '' in the old Irish language. O'Connell Bridge is the most visited place for photographers, while the world famous Guinness and Jameson whiskey factories are open for day tour tourism. In terms of food, all of Ireland's conditions are famous, and in fact, the most famous dish in Dublin is the mussels of garlic, with assertiveness.
Local delicacies of the city are usually fish and seafood. You will not be able to walk almost a mile before you see the pub. The pubs and bars in the city are the most preferred places in the Temple Bar area by tourists, locals prefer South William Street neighborhoods. The Henry and Grafton Streets are the most convenient places to shop, especially in the city where you can enjoy a river walk or a cycle tour.
Where to stay in Dublin
1. City Center
Dublin city center is mostly preferred by tourists, as most of the tourist spots are only within walking distance. The region where the city's famous restaurants, pubs and shops are located offers many alternatives for different accommodation budgets.
2. Temple Bar
If you are looking for unlimited entertainment in Dublin, you can choose your accommodation preference from Temple Bar. Very close to the center, the area is home to many restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops and cafés with colorful doors and fancy exterior façades. The place where you can get to know the Irish pub concept is also frequented by street artists.
Ballsbridge, located in Dublin's rich district, offers luxury hotel alternatives. Although the city is a bit out of the way, it is preferred by couples who dream of a holiday, especially because of its calm nature. The region also comes to the fore with stylish restaurants where you can taste the dishes of famous chefs.
4. Grafton Street
Grafton Street, which is close to the center, is one of the places preferred by shoppers and those who want to get to know Dublin's street culture closely. Besides the shops of world famous brands, there are also small boutiques where you can find nice designs, and the streets are also generous with souvenirs. The region where luxury options are concentrated offers nice alternatives to the average budget.
5. Dun Laoghaire
Dun Laoghaire, a seaside town 12 km from the city center, is gaining the attention of tourists day by day. The seaside town offers many activities that can be done, even if it comes to the foreground with its peaceful nature. Above 220, there are shops, cafes, bars and pubs, especially among the places preferred by couples. The fact that Dublin city center can be reached in 20 minutes by DART train also makes it a favorite for tourists.
3 ★ Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
A 5-minute walk from the Temple Bar district, the Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street offers a 24-hour reception to make your stay comfortable. Offering a buffet-style English breakfast, the property spoils the excitement of the Irish and world cuisine with its exquisite delicacies. The hotel, which draws attention with its warm decorations, is usually preferred by couples.
3 ★ Arlington Hotel O'Connell Bridge
Located in the city center, the hotel offers a spectacular view of the Liffey River. Medieval themed breakfast, lunch and dinner in front of the resort, tourist attractions are located within a few minutes walk. Dancing shows and pampering traditional Irish cuisine are often preferred by couples.
3 ★ Academy Plaza Hotel
Located within a 5-minute walk of the Connolly Train Station, the Academy Plaza Hotel provides access to many tourist centers on foot. The facility, which emphasizes the comfort of its guests, is among the first choices of couples. It spoils the traditional Irish breakfast and the food with its wanderers.
4 ★ RIU Plaza the Gresham Dublin
The property, which is a few minutes' walk from Temple Bar, is spoiling its guests in its own restaurant and bar. Featuring a mini gym, the hotel has a stylish decor. It is among the most liked facilities of couples traveling alone.
4 ★ The Morrison Dublin a Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Boasting a boutique-style interior design, the Morrison Hotel pamperes its guests who love luxury with original artwork and handcrafted Irish décor. The property is located near the Guinness Brewery, giving you access to the tourist facilities on foot. The hotel, where you can savor delicious tasty kahves, is one of the favorite accommodation options for couples.
5 ★ The Fitzwilliam Hotel
Sir Terence Conran's stylish décor, the Fitzwilliam Hotel offers luxurious accommodation to make guests feel at home. The hotel offers a gym equipped with modern equipment, relaxing massages and care treatments, allowing you to see many areas of tourism on foot. Located on the mezzanine floor, the restaurant offers traditional Irish cuisine made using the finest local ingredients. It is one of the first choices of couples who want to stay at the top.
Places to Visit in Dublin
1. St. Patricks Cathedral
St Patrick's Cathedral, Ireland's oldest in its field, is the first in a list of places to visit in Dublin. The interior ceiling and basement work is the visual richness of the Gothic-style St. Patrick's Cathedral, founded in 1191 by Dublin's first Anglo-Norman Archbishop John Patrick. Today, the cathedral is used as an administrative center by the archbishopric, and various cultural events are organized alongside national celebrations.
2. The Castle of Dublin
The Dublin Castle (Dublin Castle), which was used by the British Government until the year 1922 as the administrative center in Ireland, was built in 1204 under the order of King John. In the 1st century AD, the area that the Celtics used as their settlement, the building that came to the present day came in the 18th century. There are interesting places to visit such as the Revenue Museum, which hosts the Heineken Green Energy Festival held every May.
3. National Museum of Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland, founded in 1877 by the parliament, has more than 4 million exhibits of archeology, decorative arts, history and urban life. In the archeology section of the museum opened to the public in 1890 after moving to the present building on Kildera Street, historical remnants brought from various places of Ireland, decorative arts and history, details of the living conditions of Irish people in city life as well as everyday life containing materials.
4. Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral, built in 1030, has been listed as a holiday destination in Dublin, thanks to the architectural charm of the works at its base. The structure, in which the Gothic and Romanesque movements are successfully synthesized, has hosted religious ceremonies as well as coronation ceremonies of the kings. The cathedral is housed in an exhibition of manuscripts, ancient artifacts and clothing used in The Tudors array outside the tombs of important personalities in terms of Irish history.
5. Kilmainham Gaol
Built in 1796, Kilmainham Gaol was used as a prison where public executions were held until the beginning of the 20th century. The prison, which is occupied by politicians and military leaders, such as Robert Emmet, Charles Stewart Parnell, Eamon de Valera, leaders of the 1916 Ascension Movement, is a museum that sheds light on the darkest periods of the history of the country today. You will definitely have to take guided tours to visit the Kilmainham Gaol, where you are especially busy during the summer months.