The Best Things to Do In Dublin, Ireland as a Tourist

The Grattan Bridge in Dublin, Ireland, is one of many attractions as you stroll around the city.
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Dublin is a town I long to visit, and these videos from my partners at Travel Channel make me feel like I’m that much closer! Start by watching the “Top 10 Attractions,” then move on to participating in a musical pub crawl, enjoying a pint at the Guinness storehouse, and taking a peek at the mummies of St. Michan’s. I’ve also included a video about kissing the Blarney Stone even though Blarney Castle, where it’s located, is an easy three-hour day trip away. Scroll below the videos for descriptions and links to more top things to do in the city.

For other adventurous things to do in Ireland, check out “16 Ireland Vacation Ideas That Are Pure Fun” and “18 Ireland Towns and Villages That Are Absolutely Beautiful.”

More details on great things to do in Dublin:

Visit St. Michan’s Church.

Tour Blarney Castle and Gardens (you can buy tickets from the website in advance).

Visit The Little Museum of Dublin. This compact museum in a brownstone has information about the country’s history, as well as a whole room dedicated to the band U2.

Tour Kilmainham Gaol. This prison tour ranks number 1 on Trip Advisor. People say it’s fantastic and provides great insight into the country’s complex history.

Walk around St. Stephen’s Green. This 22-acre park is is the country’s most prominent Victorian green, full of period-specific planting beds, a waterfall, and walking trails.

Learn about beer at the Guinness Storehouse. This seven-story building is open seven days a week and includes interactive exhibits about Irish brewing history. When you get to the top, you’ll get a pint in the rooftop Gravity Bar.

Learn about whiskey at the Irish Whiskey Museum. If you like whiskey you’ll enjoy the tour, plus the 3 or 4 whiskey samples you get to try at the end.

Stroll through the National Botanic Garden. Located 3.5 kilometers north of the city center in Glasnevin, the gardens include greenhouses and an herbarium, as well as more than 300 endangered species of plants from around the world.

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