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Dublin Day Trips

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

You’ve done Temple Bar and the ‘craic’. What trips will show you more around Dublin?

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Day trips within the city

If you still want to see more of the city, there are plenty of tours and trips that will show you more. A hop on, hop off bus tour will take you to the castle, museums and galleries and the Guinness brewery. The brewery is the top tourist attraction in Ireland and you will learn all about brewing and pour your very own pint. Some bus tours also offer free walking tours so you can get closer to attractions like the castle and Christ Church Cathedral.
If you’re a keen photographer, there is also a ‘Through the Lens’ walking tour where a professional photographer will teach you how to take the best photographs of the sights.
For the braver souls, an evening gravedigger and ghost bus tour retells the story of the city’s plague epidemic and the unfortunate victims.

Day trips going further afield
If you think you’ve experienced all Dublin has to offer, there are many day trips which explore the surrounding countryside and other cities. A bus trip to the Wicklow mountains for example will take you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Ireland. A bus trip to Ireland’s Valley of the Kings, meanwhile, will immerse you in Ireland’s most historic and mystical area.
You can also visit the Giant’s Causeway. In this world heritage site you will see the incredible geometric rock formations and, if you’re brave enough, you can tackle the famous rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede. Just don’t look down!

If you are more inclined to the urban environment, a day trip will take you to the north and Belfast where you can learn about the city’s often turbulent history and visit the birth place of the Titanic. Alternatively, you might want to visit the city of Cork, explore the English Market, and kiss the Blarney Stone. Another trip could take you to the viking-built streets of Wexford and then lead you on to the oldest working lighthouse in the world, at Hook Head.

Hotels in Dublin

Hotel Mespil - RoomHotel Mespil
Average Price: €70
Average Rating: 8.3

Ballsbridge Hotel - RoomBallsbridge Hotel
Average Price: €52
Average Rating: 7.9

Dylan Hotel - RoomDylan Hotel
Average Price: €144.00
Average Rating: 10

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  1. Keith Reed says:
    January 29th, 2013 at 00:39

    Great post! I think Dublin has a lot to offer for tourists. I have been there a few times back in the day, and had nothing but a good time.

  2. Matt says:
    January 18th, 2014 at 20:17

    Dublin was great for us. Can’t wait to return.

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