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Dublin - The top ten sights!

posted on April 30, 2014

Top 10 things to see in Dublin

1.       Guinness storehouse  This is Ireland’s top tourist attraction. A visit here and you can learn everything you need to know about Ireland’s favourite beer. The highlight is where you get to pour your own pint of Guinness in the gravity bar where you can enjoy panoramic views of Dublin

 

2.       Dublin Zoo Dublin Zoo is located in the fabulously vastPhoenix Park in the heart of Dublin. You can see a variety of animals living in natural habitats. You can view giraffes, zebras and ostriches in the African Savannah.  You can see other animals from tigers, hippos, to bats, rare monkeys and red panda’s. A great day out for young and old alike.

 

3.       National Museum of Ireland If you are interested in history this is the place for you with sections on Celtic art, Vikings in Ireland you can experience the history of Ireland from pre-history through to medieval Ireland. The new kingship & sacrifice exhibition centre of the recent bog bodies found which date back to the Iron Age. A truly fascinating day out and with free admission one that will not break the budget for families.

 

4.       Phoenix Park visitor centre Here at the phoenix park visitor centre you can enjoy the history of the park from 3500 B.C. to the present day. Next to the Visitor Centre is the restored Ashtown Castle, a medieval tower house that dates from the 17th century. 

 

5.       St Patrick’s Cathedral  This beautifulcathedral was founded in 1191; it is the largest Church in Ireland. It i famous for housing author Jonathan Swift's remains. You can have a guided tour of this fantastic building and learn about its rich history.

 

6.       The National Gallery of Ireland The national gallery of Ireland houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art. It is located in the centre of Dublin and is very easy to get to and offers free admission. The Gallery has an extensive collection of Irish painting and also houses some great  Italian Baroque and Dutch masters paintings.

 

7.       National Aquatic Centre AquaZone, at the National Aquatic Centre, is one of the most innovative water parks in Europe and has Europe's biggest and best water rides and attractions. If you love extreme thrills, raging water adventures or just a nice day out with the family this is the place for you.

 

8.       Dublinia Dublinia lets visitors experience life in the city during Viking times. You will see what life was like aboard a Viking warship, visit a Viking house. You can investigate burial customs; explore the Viking legacy in Ireland and much more.

 

9.       Kilmainham Gaol This historic site gives the visitor a realistic insight into what it was like to have jailed in one of these correctional facilities between 1796 when it opened and 1924 when it closed. It offers a fascinating insight into some of the themes of Irish history.

 

10.   Phoenix ParkPhoenix park is a sanctuary for many mammals and birds and a wide range of wildlife habitats are to be found in the park. The residence of the President of Ireland dates from 1750 and is located in the centre of the park. Many other historic buildings and monuments are in the Park. Dublin Zoo is also in the grounds of the park.

 

Although these are the top 10 - there are many more exciting features to visit in Dublin. Why not book a tour guide through www.PickMyGuide.com to help you discover what Dublin has to offer! Happy travels!

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