Things To Try Out For A Weekend In Dublin, Ireland

Planning for a weekend trip to Dublin? Here’s a rundown of exciting options you must try out in the capital city of Ireland.

VISIT THE DUBLIN CASTLE

The Dublin Castle is unique in the fact that it does not resemble other castles, in terms of its shape and structure. It has a moat and fortified walls around it. The ancient gothic structures of the castle speak volumes about the city’s rich cultural heritage. It is a medieval administrative structure that dates back to the 18th century. You can explore the interiors of the castle, after paying the stipulated entry fee. Currently, many important diplomatic events are hosted here.

ROAM AROUND IN THE DUBH LINN GARDENS

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Trace the history of this city by visiting and lazing around the exquisitely designed Dubh Linn Gardens. In fact, Dublin owes its name to the Dubh Linn pool, which is located here. The garden is a relatively new addition.

SOAK IN THE HISTORY OF THE CITY

Visit the Dublina Exhibition to know about the history, customs and traditions of the place. The gothic arches and the coloured glasses of the windows, which reflect the cultures and practices prevalent in medieval Dublin, find widespread appreciation among all visitors. The exhibition can virtually transport you to a bygone era, so that you can enjoy the charms of those times.

VISIT THE SCIENCE GALLERY

If you enjoy scientific activities, you will definitely find this place much to your liking. This gallery highlights on how science has become indispensable and is likely to have an even greater influence in our future. Various innovative scientific technologies (like nanotechnology applications) are showcased here, which have the potential of leaving you awe-struck.

VISIT THE OLD CHURCHES

The old churches bear testimony to the rich skill sets and expertise that the architects of this city possessed. If you are not really interested in Churches and/or do not have the time to visit more than one, Christ Church Cathedral should definitely feature on your must-go-to list. This is the oldest of all the churches in this city, and boasts of artistic arches and a commanding overall structure.

COBBLESTONE

Cobblestone is a must-visit place for all music-lovers. The place has a bevy of highly talented folk artists, who offer sheer musical bliss to listeners.  What’s more, the artists do not charge you anything either!

TAKE A WALK

If you wish to soak in the true essence of the city, you should ideally walk around its streets, taking in its beauty.

VISIT A CAFÉ

There are several quaint, peaceful cafes in the city, where food is served only when you decide to place your order. Take up a comfortable seat and cozy up with a book or listen to music. You will never even realize how time can fly here!

TASTE THE LOCAL CUISINE

The city has plenty to offer to visitors, in the form of gastronomic delights. There are plenty of Restaurants In Temple Bar serving ethnic Middle Eastern cuisines, Spanish delicacies and/or traditional Celtic food. Provided that you pick the right eating joint, the taste would linger for long.

SHOPPING

If you are the type for whom weekend trips remain incomplete without shopping, the city offers to pamper yourself. You can visit the Loft Market, where ethnic jewelry and apparels are showcased.

NIGHTLIFE

Experience the rocking nightlife of the city. The pubs throb with fun and vibrancy, which is probably why it is said that, Dublin has one of the most happening pub cultures of the world.

The above list would give you a fair idea of the things to try out for a weekend in Dublin. Enjoy your stay in Dublin!

Guest Author : Andy Steven is a renowned author. He loves to travel. In this article, he gives you a list of the places that you may visit on a weekend trip to Dublin.
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