Dublin is the capital of Ireland and one of the most famous cities in Europe. It is well known for holding some of the best attractions in Ireland and if you are planning a visit to the emerald isle, it is a city and area not to miss. It is full of culture and history as well as the bright and exciting lights of Dublin’s night life. There are many ways to explore the city of Dublin, there are a number of Dublin bus tours where you can get an introduction to the city, or you can simply set off to enjoy yourself and explore on your own terms.
One of the more historic sights to see in Dublin is Dublin Castle. The history of Dublin Castle is interesting. Most of what makes up the current castle dates back to the 18th Century although a castle has been placed on this spot since the days of the 12th Century. When the British ruled in Ireland, Dublin Castle was the centre of the occupational force. Afterwards when the Irish Free State was established around 1922, Dublin Castle was handed over in a ceremony. These days there are a number of guided tours in order that you can explore the historical aspects of Dublin.
Another popular attraction is the National Museum of Ireland, which is situated at Collins Barracks in Dublin. The National Museum of Ireland is split into three sections, Archaeology & History, Decorative Arts & History and Natural History. The Decorative Arts & History part of the museum is in Collins Barracks and holds a wide range of artefacts including weaponry, furniture, glassware, silver, ceramics and traditional dress costumes. There is a variety of exhibitions and education at the National Museum of Ireland.
Obviously you can’t visit Dublin without looking into the history of one of it’s most famous offerings; Guinness, and everyone should visit the Guinness Storehouse. The Storehouse is located in the centre of the famous Guinness Brewery in part of Dublin and is the top tourist attraction in Ireland. The Storehouse opened in 2000 and ever since it has received over 4 million visitors. The Storehouse follows the history of Guinness and its founder; Arthur Guinness, who established the Guinness Brewery in 1759.
It is best to research the city before your visit, so search the internet for attractions and coach tours Dublin wide to make sure you make the most of your trip.