Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and just a short hop from the UK, which makes it a prime weekend break destination for visitors from the UK.† The city has old word charm fused with a vibrant youthful atmosphere.† There are plenty of attractions to see whilst in Dublin, some of the most popular are St Jamesí Gate, home to the Guinness brewery, Grafton street (the main shopping drag) and of course at the end of the day the Temple Bar area, with its plethora of pubs to enjoy a pint of Guinness.† Ryanair and British airways operate daily services to Dublin from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. ††
Cosmopolitan, colourful and over a thousand
years old, Dublin presents a fine starting point for visitors to
Ireland. This capital city is split in two by the River Liffey,
which gives form to the city and has no less than nine bridges
spanning it. Easily explored on foot, central Dublin presents a
wealth of historic landmarks, from ancient cathedrals to gracious
Georgian buildings that pay testimony to days gone by. There are
several attractions on both sides of the Liffey, ranging from gaols
and castles to the birthplaces of famous poets and writers and
guided literary trails.
Temple Bar district Dublin
The hub of Dublin's nightlife is to be found
in this quaint, cobbled district, which is full of shops,
traditional pubs, theatres, cinemas and trendy clubs laid out on
Phoenix Park Dublin
Just two miles (3km) west of the city centre,
Phoenix Park offers peace and quiet from the buzz of the city.
Dublin Castle Dublin
Dublin Castle was founded in 1204 by order of
King John, who wanted a fortress constructed for the administration
of the city.
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