15 Things to do within 15 minutes
If you are planning a trip to Dublin then we at Carlton Hotel have compiled our recommended list of sights and activities all within 15 minutes’ drive of Carlton Dublin Airport, this is sure to keep kids and adults alike entertained
1.Malahide Castle: We are located just 15 minutes’ drive. Kids will be sure to be entertained with a super cool playground equipped with zipline and digger along with sprawling grounds to run around and explore.You can tour the castle or relax with coffee and delicious treats in Avoca Café or browse their full retail range.
2.Swimming: Guests of Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport can avail of reduced rates at Sportslink Gym & Swimming Pool, located 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. With multiple pools, a health suite and an indoor play area for the kids this is sure to keep the family entertained. 15 mins drive from the hotel you can reach Aquazone at the National Aquatic Centre a playground in water for kids and adults alike.
3.Playcentres: A sure-fire way to put a smile on most little one’s faces is mention slides and ball pits. Located within 15 minutes of Carlton Dublin Airport is Fun Galaxy, Funky Monkeys & Bricks4kidz
4.Jumpzone: Irelands largest indoor trampoline park, this is a kid’s paradise. Located just a 2 mins drive from Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. If this doesnt tire them out nothing will!
5.Kart City: For slightly older kids and adults alike Kart City is the place to go, over 1km of purpose-built track to race on and floodlit for night-time driving this is sure to get the adrenalin going.
6.Swords Castle: A ten-minute drive from Carlton Dublin Airport you will find the recently restored Swords Castle set in the heart of the town it is open for tours year-round. If you have time after, take a stroll through the park or wander up the town where you will find a wide selection of shops and cafes
7.Plane spotting: Carlton Dublin Airport is well regarded as having the best view of Dublin Airports runway. Our Clouds Rooftop Suite is the perfect place to pass an afternoon catching each of the aircraft taking off and landing. Alternatively, never leave the comfort of your room & book a runway view!
8.Croke Park: Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years. Boasting a capacity for 82,300 people, it’s also a prime venue for concerts and events. Our top hotel near Croke Park is the ideal choice when attending a GAA game, concert or other sporting event at Croke Park Stadium.
9.Blanchardstown Shopping Centre: Irelands largest shopping centre is located 15 minutes from Carlton Dublin Airport. Boasting over 180 retailers along with a host of food outlets, a Leisureplex and cinema this is not just a mecca for shoppers and has something for everyone.
10.The Helix: The Helix Theatre is a multi – venue arts centre which since its opening in 2002, has achieved an impressive reputation for staging cutting edge theatre and music and even a Christmas panto or two! Located just a short 5 min drive from the Carlton Hotel we are the perfect choice to overnight when attending events there.
11.Cinema: The Omniplex Cinema in Santry is a short 5 min drive from Carlton Dublin Airport, showing all the latest blockbuster movies. Alternatively Movies@Swords is located in the Pavillions Shopping Centre
12.National Botanic Gardens: Located just a short 10-minute drive from the Gardens and offering great value rates, Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport is the ideal place to stay. The Botanic gardens are an oasis of calm and beauty. With free entry and over 300 endangered species available to see we highly recommend a day trip.
13.Glasnevin Cemetery Tours: Just next door to the National Botanic gardens you will find Glasnevin Cemetery. The burial place of some notable figures such as Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera and Daniel O’Connell this cemetery is steeped in history and their knowledgeable tour guides make it a fun and entertaining visit.
14.Golf: North County Dublin has an abundance of golf courses there is 5 courses to choose from within 15 minutes of Carlton Dublin Airport. Golf Equipment can be stored or hired through the hotel.
15.Beaches:Carlton Dublin Airport is located near Donabate, Malahide & Portmarnock beach. All beautiful and well work a visit on a sunny day or even just a walk and to blow off the cobwebs!
We hope you find this useful if you need any additional information our reception team are available 24 hours a day and are happy to help and provide any additional assistance they can. Dial ‘0’ from your room.