Tourist attractions in Dublin
Dublin provides visitors with a great many things to see and do. The weather might not be quite so good in Ireland’s capital compared to some other easily-accessible European cities, but it makes up for this in other ways. If you’re looking for a great time, book a hotel in Dublin.
The city’s nightlife revolves around Temple Bar. You will find a host of great bars and restaurants on the cobbled streets in the area between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral. Temple Bar was a rundown area for a period up until the Seventies, but experienced a resurgence when the national transport authority leased out premises at cheap rates, leading to a more alternative identity that remains today.
The Guinness Storehouse is one of the town’s biggest attractions, providing a history of the famous brewery and interactive exhibits about the drink. While Dublin is known for Guinness, you could also visit the Jameson Distillery where you can learn about triple distillation on a tour of the premises before trying a sample. Dublin is a great destination, no matter what your favourite tipple.
If you’re an animal lover, few things are more entertaining than a trip to the zoo. Dublin Zoo features snow leopards, lions, jaguars, Sumatran tigers, reptiles, monkeys, gorillas and elephants. No matter what your favourite animal, you can probably find it in Dublin.
The natural history section of The National Museum is dedicated to Irish animals, featuring giant deer skeletons and a variety of mammals, birds and fish. History buffs will find plenty to interest them at The National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, where there are exhibitions on prehistoric Ireland and ancient Egypt as well as the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Western Europe. The National Museum also features a decorative arts and history section for those interested in such things.
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