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Dublin is one of the most walkable cities in Europe. Start in the north at Phoenix Park and head south to the River Liffey, cross the famous Ha'Penny Bridge and find your way to the medieval streets of Temple Bar. Pause for a pint before heading to the Trinity College campus. Shop along nearby Grafton Street before jaunting on to the peaceful St. Stephen's Green. From there, literary fiends can drop by the Writers Museum or the James Joyce Centre while visitors that enjoy a drop of the good stuff can tour the Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jameson Distillery.

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#1
St. Patrick's Cathedral
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Dublin and the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Built ... read more»

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#2
Trinity College and The Book of Kells
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College is Ireland's oldest and most notable college. Among its alumni ... read more»

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#3
St. Stephen's Green Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: This beautiful park (known for remaining green throughout the year) is a great place to spend a day outside without ... read more»

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#4
Chester Beatty Library Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Widely known as one of the mote notable museums in Europe, the Chester Beatty Library is often overlooked by tourists ... read more»

#5
Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: When the hustle and bustle of the city gets to be too much, seek refuge in Phoenix Park, the largest ... read more»

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#6
Kilmainham Gaol
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: According to many, this gaol, or jail, gives its visitors one of the most unique looks into the darker side ... read more»

#7
National Gallery of Ireland Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: If you're an art lover, make sure to save some time for this extensive museum, which has housed Ireland ... read more»

#8
Dublin Castle
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Right in the heart of the city, the site of the Dublin Castle has played a part in Ireland's ... read more»

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#9
Old Jameson Distillery
Wineries/Breweries | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Did you know that in Irish, whiskey is called uisce beatha and literally translates to "the water of life"? Chronicling ... read more»

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#10
Guinness Storehouse
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Like the Old Jameson Distillery, the Guinness Storehouse is no longer a functioning brewery, but it will give you an ... read more»

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#11
Grafton Street Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: When you need a break from all the museums and historical sites, head to Grafton Street. This pedestrian street — which ... read more»

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Temple Bar Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: This neighborhood is Dublin's famous party hub. During the day, this district thrives on artistic vision, featuring numerous independent ... read more»

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#13
Abbey Theatre
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Although the Abbey Theatre looks quite contemporary, even swanky with its glass front and the theater name bathed in blue ... read more»

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