Things to do in Dublin

Aberdeen Lodge makes the perfect comfy base from which to explore Dublin city and the wonderful cultural attractions which it has to offer.

We are delighted to share with you just some of our favourite ways to pass a day in Dublin city. You will recognise some of these sites while others are hidden gems which we hope you enjoy exploring.  Following a day of sightseeing, we look forward to hearing all about your adventures, back at Aberdeen Lodge where we will be waiting with a nice cup of tea and home baked cookies.

Trinity College and the Book of Kells

Founded in 1592, Trinity College, is Ireland’s oldest University and one of the most famous educational institutions in the world. Trinity College has many attractions with its magnificent Old Library, which is home to The Book of Kells and its Science Gallery to engage and encourage young people’s interest in Science.

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions located in St. James’s Gate Brewery. It is the home of the black stuff – Guinness, where you can explore and partake in an incredible journey through the history and making of the world famous beer.

The National Museum

The National Museum on Kildare Street holds one of the world’s largest collections of Bronze Age Gold. It is also home to the mysterious Iron Age bog bodies that were preserved in the bogs of Ireland 2,000 years ago.?

St Patrick’s Cathedral

St Patrick’s Cathedral was traditionally the site of a holy well used by St Patrick for baptisms, and a church dating back to late 5th century. This popular architectural and historical site offers guided tours each day.

Christchurch Cathedral

The Cathedral church of the Holy Trinity, more commonly called Christ Church was Viking Dublin’s Cathedral. Visit and enjoy the cathedral’s beautiful interior and the fascinating medieval crypt.

Dublin Castle

The heart of historic Dublin, Dublin Castle is a breath taking attraction that should be on any visitor’s must-see list.

Marsh’s Library

A perfectly preserved library of the early Enlightenment in central Dublin. The library opened in 1707 and was Ireland’s first public library. This hidden gem are still welcoming visitors, tourists and scholars.

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe, which offers an in-depth insight into some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s struggle for independence from the 1780s to the 1920s.

Teeling Distillery

Teeling Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery established in Dublin in 2015. It is the first new whiskey distillery to have opened in Dublin, once a world whiskey distilling capital, in over 125 years.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of European and Irish fine art. It is located just off the beautiful Merrion Square park.

The Hop on Hop Off  Tour

In our opinion the best way to take in all that Dublin City has to offer in one day. The 24 Hour Sightseeing tour ticket allows you to hop on and hop off as often as you like and visit the best sites and attractions all around Dublin City. There is also a 48 hour option for extended city sightseeing.

Trinity College
Molly Malone
Dublin Castle
Christ Church
Ha'penny Bridge
Temple Bar
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