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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Neighborhood
“Cannot be missed. Hire bikes from the park entrance of the Dublin Bike scheme from in front of Kilmainham Gaol (credit card required, €5 for 3 days). Park is vast and features Dublin Zoo, Stately homes and beautiful tea shops. Full of beautiful wild deer. 20 minutes walk from house. ”
  • 549 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A favourite amongst tourists, and well deserved. Book in advance to avoid long queues. ”
  • 426 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Park
“Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre located at the top of Grafton Street on the Southside of Dublin. It is named after St. Stephen's Green, a major city park situated across the road from its main entrance.”
  • 329 locals recommend
  • 7 Experiences
Pub
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“Temple Bar is commonly known as the tourist hub of Dublin but to the natives it's not just somewhere to catch a hen party. Located right beside the Liffey this neighbourhood includes some great galleries, cafés and cultural spots to enjoy aside from the general atmosphere of drinking and debauchery. Temple Bar is full of exciting places to expand your cultural and artistic horizons. Drop into Meeting House Square to see if their are any free concerts, film screenings or markets on offer that day. Drop into the Irish Film Institute to attend to your indie film cravings and enjoy their trendy café or head down to Temple Bar Gallery + Studios to check out the latest Irish contemporary art that's on offer. With all these venues within a minutes walking distance from one another you have no reason not to.”
  • 217 locals recommend
  • 13 Experiences
Museum
“Learn about this historic jail, and the role it played in the independence of Ireland. Also, much of the movie "Paddington 2" was filmed here ”
  • 243 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Distillery
“The historic Jameson distillery is located across the road from the property”
  • 193 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Church
“Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been part of Ireland’s history for over 800 years and today is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Dublin. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint between 1220 and 1260 Saint Patrick’s Cathedral offers visitors a rich and compelling cultural experience and is one of the few buildings left from medieval Dublin. It is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland and is the largest Cathedral in the country. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, was Dean of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in the 1700s and he is one of many burials on site. The Cathedral is world famous for its choir which still performs daily during school term and in recent years the Lady Chapel, dating from 1270, has been restored to its original glory and a new exhibition called Lives Remembered has opened which includes a specially commissioned tree sculpture and marks the centenary of World War 1. Guided tours of the Cathedral happen regularly throughout the day or a free App can be used for self-guide purpose. stpatrickscathedral.ie ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Government Building
“There is so much to see in Dublin Castle, you won't be disappointed. The oldest tower dates back to 1228. The grounds are free to walk around, visit the gardens and the Chester Beatty Library while you're there.”
  • 135 locals recommend
  • 14 Experiences
Pedestrian Plaza
“Best Shopping area in Dublin. Favorites are of course Brown Thomas, Otehr Stories and the new White Company”
  • 186 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Zoo
“Good conditions for most animals. Plenty of space. Go mid-week. Very busy weekends in summer. Bring a picnic. Long Day!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Beautiful area great if you dont have time to leave the dublin area and if you are on a budget, also great seafood ”
  • 195 locals recommend
  • 13 Experiences
Art Museum
“The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Worth a visit if you are interested in Modern Art. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Great art collection - modern and ancient! Beautiful building too ... close to our parliament too!!”
  • 125 locals recommend
Soccer Stadium
“Great to see a rugby match, or if you are visiting in the summer, check out the gigs that are on.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The 3Arena is an indoor amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland. The venue opened as The O₂ on 16 December 2008. It was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue which operated from 1988 to 2007, retaining only some of the outer facade.”
  • 101 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Irish Pub
“Irelands oldest pub with great traditional Irish music and story telling. A must do”
  • 123 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Located in the lovely area of Grand Canal Dock (about 15 minutes walk from the city centre). Great breakfast, lunch or dinner. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Café
“Located in the heart of the city (and our favourite area in town) this restaurant has an excellent breakfast and brunch menu. Try the eggs menemen.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pub
“This is a great setting to enjoy a drink in a refurbished centuries old church”
  • 65 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Pizza Place!! Ideal if you need a quick bite and want to stay in the coziness of Dublin 4 ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Pub
“Best pint of Guinness in town and a great wee bar for atmosphere and excellent service. Watch the barmen go!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Pub
“Well the Guinness is always excellent here - and that's a rarity. There's almost always some live music. This is a famous place - a drinker where politicians shady sorts have long rubbed shoulders.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Café
“Winner of Lovin Dublin's, "Best Brunch" Award, Farmer Browns on Bath Avenue is a great blend of Irish cooking with contemporary flair”
  • 60 locals recommend

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