My City Guide: Dublin

Happy St Patrick’s Day! I thought today would be a good day for my second post in my new series My City Guide which is things to do in Dublin. I’ve been to Dublin twice in my life and I love it! I absolutely adore cities because there’s so much hustle and bustle and so many things to do! In this post, I’ll be giving you recommendations on things to do in Dublin based on what I’ve done there myself so let’s get started!

The Guinness Storehouse

If you’re a fan of Guinness, I definitely think you should visit the Guinness Storehouse! Personally, it wasn’t really for me but if you like Guinness then you’ll love this! The best part of this experience for me was 100% the bar on the top floor because you get a 360° view of Dublin and either a pint or a soft drink that’s included your ticket price. Prices start at €17.50 for adults (18+) so it isn’t too expensive, especially considering how expensive Dublin actually is!

Dublin Zoo

Now, I’m not that big a fan of animals but I really enjoyed Dublin Zoo! They have all the animals you would hope to see in a Zoo and they have really big enclosures which is one of the things I liked best about this zoo. My absolute favourite bit was the meerkat restaurant. As the name suggests, it’s a restaurant but there’s a section that’s sort of attached to the meerkat enclosure and there’s a huge window you can sit next to and watch. I could happily have sat there all day just watching the meerkats, they’re my favourite animal and it was incredible to be that close to them!

Open Top Bus

I mentioned the open top bus in my Cardiff City Guide and I’m also mentioning it in this one (and I probably will in future city guides too!). I think they’re so good and the best thing you can use to see all of the sights of the city. The Dublin open-top bus is how we got to the Guinness Factory. They’re good because you can hop on and off as much as you like so if you pass something you particularly want to see, you can get off the bus and then just get on the next one when you’ve finished in that particular place.

Wax Museum

Honestly, when I visited the wax museum, I was quite disappointed because I was hoping it would be like Madame Tussauds in London but it was pathetic in comparison. However, I think it’s perfect for kids because they’ve got more characters than real people so there are things like Harry Potter, Peppa Pig and Sponge Bob.

In the wax museum, they also had a section of Irish celebrities and including Pierce Brosnan and Jedward, I didn’t really know many of the others!

Leprechaun Museum

This is another one for the kids (and the big kids because I loved it!). The Leprechaun Museum is a magical experience of storytelling and folklore of mythical creatures. My favourite part of the Leprechaun Museum was the giant’s room. It’s filled with supersized furniture to make you feel like you’re in a giant’s house. I struggled so much trying to climb the furniture!

I hope you found this list of things to do in Dublin useful! Have you ever been to Dublin and visited one of these places? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments! If you missed my Cardiff city guide, you can read it here.

I’m looking for guest posters to contribute to this series so if you’ve been to a city or you’d just like to write about your local city and you want to tell us what you recommend doing in that city, please email me at emsworld.blog1@gmail.com, I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for reading, Em xo

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