Spending a long weekend to Dublin – Sights to explore
If you choose Dublin for a long weekend away we have done a list of few sights to discover:
Starting with the most obvious places to visit: Temple Bar. Its paved streets are highly coloured with many pubs displaying flowers on their catchy façade. It is worth strolling around, this quarter is very animated with local artists and musicians performing on the streets. On the west side, you will find amazing little craft and design shops, offering a selection of artworks, jewellery and clothing.
Our second stop is at Trinity Library, part of every must-see list you can find for Dublin we can’t agree to pay a visit to its spectacular Long Room. Make sure you book in advance on its website to avoid the long queue. The campus of Trinity College is also a lovely place to have a wander and is free to access, they have done an excellent job with the landscaping and the old buildings give the place a dramatic look.
Irish Whiskey Museum
When coming to Ireland you may have in mind to try local drinks and food and one of Dublin’s specialities has been whisky for quite a long time. Now it only remains few distilleries and the Irish Whiskey Museum to take you through the history narrated by some famous faces such as Frank Kelly known as “Father Jack”. During the visit, you will also get to do a tasting of three Whiskeys, the ultimate treat for every Whisky buff.
Carrying on with the delightful beverages of Ireland, it would be rude not to stop at the Guinness Storehouse. This attraction tells you the story of “the black stuff” and go through the entire process as well as explaining the marketing strategy behind this success story, including an advertising display with TV ads, poster and more. The culminating point of the visit is the Gravity bar with its 360° views across the city’s magnificent skyline.
Considered as the highest pub in Ireland, Johnnie Fox’s is mostly renowned for its Irish dancing show while enjoying your meal. But don’t imagine a place such as Paris’ cabaret, it is a typical Irish pub crowded on Saturday night with the dancers performing 50cm from your table! Johnnie Fox’s is located 25mins away from Dublin toward the Wicklow mountains. If you don’t have a car there is a shuttle running all week from 11 am to 23:30 pm. You can have more information on their website right here.
Except for the last place, all others are located in the City Centre and within a walking distance of our hotel. So if you are staying at The Alex Hotel Dublin simply put on your running shoes and you are ready to explore the city!