Dublin City Attractions

Dublin attractions

Dublin City has a rich history, culture and charm. From ancient castles, bustling streets, and stunning coastlines. Here are some of our favourite tours and attractions we’d recommend to anyone planning a trip to Dublin.

The Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s top visited tourist attraction and for good reason. The Storehouse takes you on an immersive journey of the iconic drink’s history and creation from Arthur Guiness’s early days to its effect on the world today.

Your ticket includes a well-earned pint at the famous Gravity Bar, found at the very top of the Storehouse. Here you’ll have a 360 degree panoramic views of the whole city, the Dublin Mountains and even as far as Howth Head.

The Viking splash tour

The Viking Splash tour is a super entertaining way to explore Dublin and learn about its rich history and landmarks.

Start off with a guided tour of Dublin City in a WW2 amphibious DUKWs, here you will see iconic sites such as Trinity College, Temple Bar and Dublin Castle.

After you are done with the land tour, the ‘vehicle’ then transforms into a boat as it enters straight into the Grand Canal, where you’ll cruise right by U2’s iconic studios.

This trip is ideal for groups of all ages to explore Dublin, especially if you have a limited amount of time on your hands.


Dublin Bay Cruises is a fantastic way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore Dublin’s coastline.

The cruises take you on a journey along Dublin’s coastline and highlight the natural beauty and Dublin’s maritime heritage.

Various routes are available, with the most popular route taking you from Dun Laoghaire across Dublin Port to Howth Fishing Village. This journey takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and is the perfect way to spend an afternoon on a sunny day in Dublin.

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol is a historic former prison that played a huge role in Ireland’s fight for independence. Today, the gaol is a visitor museum and visitor centre which tells the story of the war for independence and key figureheads who were infamously executed on the grounds.

A 1 hour guided tour will take you back in history and give visitors an understanding of Ireland’s political, social and cultural landscape at the time while you explore the historically significant prison wings, cells and yards.

Jameson Bow St. Distillery

The Jameson Distillery Bow Street Tour is another popular attraction located in Smithfield (located on the Luas Red Line). Bow Street Distillery is where the Jameson brand was born, though the whiskey is no longer produced here, the distillery has been transformed into an immersive visitor centre. The distillery tour explores the history and artisanry of whiskey.

The distillery offers whiskey-tasting sessions where you can sample different flavours and styles of Jameson whiskey. Another fun class you can take at the distillery is the whiskey cocktail-making class taught by one of Jameson’s award-winning mixologists. You’ll learn to make Whiskey Sours, Old Fashioneds and a Jameson Punch that you can enjoy during the class.

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