Whether you’re coming to Dublin
for the nightlife, the culture, the history or the Guinness, our Dublin city centre hotels will be your lucky break in the Irish capital. Close to Dublin’s various attractions like St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Zoo, these hotels are also only a taxi ride away from your nearest pub. Book your Dublin city accommodation from our list of great hotels.
Dublin was the largest city in the Viking world until Henry ii and the Normans invaded in 1171. In the 18th century, it was the British Empire’s second largest city, and a new parliament house was built in 1728. Dublin has some serious literary cred as the birthplace of several famous writers like Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and James Joyce, author of the classic Dubliners.
Things to do
The National Gallery of Ireland is one of Dublin city’s prime free attractions. It boasts more than 15,000 works of art, including masterpieces by Van Gogh and Monet, paintings from respected Irish artists, drawings and sculptures. The National Museum is right next door and has medieval art, prehistoric artefacts and other historic relics.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland and one of Dublin’s few remaining medieval buildings. Jonathan Swift was the dean of this impressive church from 1713 to 1745, and today his remains are buried here.
You might not expect Dublin to be the home of an African savannah, but Dublin Zoo proves this city has the power to surprise. It’s just one of the many habitats that make up the 28 hectares of this place – others include a gorilla forest and a reptile house.
See the city light up at night by joining in with that most Dublin of activities: a pint at the pub. There are over a thousand pubs in Dublin, from the timeless and traditional to the modern and funky. The Brazen Head is the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to 1198, and live music goes off in spots like The Porterhouse.
If you love a pint of Guinness, you’ll want to tour the Guinness Storehouse, which starts at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass and takes you seven stories into the sky as you learn how Guinness is brewed, and finally finish with a drink at Gravity Bar and lovely views of Dublin.
Shopping and dining
Shopping is plentiful in Dublin city with malls like Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, with its beautifully designed interior and stacks of food and fashion choices. Grafton Street and Henry Street are both popular spots to do some shopping or escape a cold day with a hot coffee.
With a broad range of restaurants, Dublin has the dining to match its drinking. There are Michelin stars, alongside deep-fried chicken, upmarket fish and chips, as well as cuisine from all over the world. Tuck in!
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to go with your Dublin hotel. Staying in the city centre makes it easy to get around Dublin by foot, bus, tram or train. Wot could be easier when you explore Dublin city? If you’re eager to see more of the country, check out our Ireland accommodation