City Attractions

City Attractions

Check out the top attractions to visit in Dublin!

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Guinness Store House

Our Popular Hotel near the Guinness Storehouse is located just 20 minutes drive away.

The Guinness Storehouse, located at St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin, is Ireland’s Number 1 visitor attraction and was voted Europe’s Best Tourist Attraction in September 2015.

In addition to a state-of-the-art interpretative visitor attraction which vividly explains the history of Guinness since its founder Arthur Guinness first established the brewery in 1759, it also has The Gravity Bar where you can taste the famous “Black Stuff” with a 360 degree view of Dublin City.

Our Top Dublin Hotel is perfect for trips to this highly popular tourist attraction in Dublin.

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Jameson Distillery

Set in the heart of Ireland’s thriving capital city Dublin, The Old Jameson Distillery captures the imagination and the spirit of Ireland.

Experience the Jameson Distillery tour and let the expert guides take you back in time as they lead you through the fascinating story of Jameson. Set in a recreated distillery scene, all visitors learn how three ingredients make the number one Irish whiskey in the world!

Guided Tours last just under one hour and include a Jameson comparative tasting and a complimentary signature Jameson drink. Each person receives a much coveted Whiskey Taster Certificate.

If travelling from abroad and need a hotel near the Old Jameson Distillery, why not consider Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport?

Located only a 20 minute drive from The Old Jameson Distillery, this hotel is a perfect choice for those who need a hotel near Dublin airport.

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The Irish Emigration Museum

Winner of Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2019, 2020, and 2021.

You won’t find leprechauns or pots of gold there, but you will discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland through the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world. Discover Ireland from the outside in and find out why saying “I’m Irish” is one of the biggest conversation starters, no matter where you are.

You’ll find out why over 10 million people left this island, where they went and what they brought with them. Uncover stories of adventure, adversity and triumph, as you engage with history in 20 interactive galleries.

EPIC is located in The CHQ Building, a beautifully restored 200-year-old Georgian warehouse that stands proudly on the banks of the Liffey and is established as an attractive recreation, retail, food and events hub in Dublin city centre.

It is also surrounded by other cultural attractions like the Famine Memorial Sculptures, Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship, The Custom House, Dublin Convention Centre, and more in the historic Dublin Docklands area.

After a visit to EPIC, go deeper and explore your own connection to Irish history at the IFHC. The Irish Family History Centre is also located in the CHQ building and offers visitors a chance to connect with their Irish ancestry.

Location:The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1

Opening Hours:10am-6:45pm (Last admission at 5pm)

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Trinity College

Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed.

Trinity College Dublin, home of the Book of Kells, is the oldest college in Ireland. Inside houses the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. Visitors are welcomed seven days a week.

Residents of our top Dublin Airport Hotel can get to Trinity College easily using the bus stop just several minutes walk away.

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Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park is home to a herd of approximately 600 fallow deer and it is a real treat and thrill to see these beautiful creatures in the park. It is also the site of the Phoenix Park Nature Trail, which takes around 1 hour to complete. There are few designated stops along that route that highlight the flora and fauna of the park. Enjoy and play in the People’s Gardens Playground. This vast green carpet is the perfect place for lazing on a sunny afternoon while enjoying a picnic. Bike tour is one of the most exciting way to explore the wonders of the park. There are plenty of cycle lanes and off-road tracks in the park for the whole family to enjoy. Enjoy the beautiful Victorian Tea Room, which offers hot and cold dishes, snacks and freshly baked treats and was built in 1896.


Dublin Zoo

Officially Ireland’s biggest family attraction, the animals can be observed in naturalistic spaces with vegetation, substrate and water features that reflects their native habitat. Dublin Zoo is part of a worldwide programme to breed endangered species, such as Rodrigues fruit bats, Golden lion tamarins, Siberian tiger, Asian elephants, hippopotamus, lion, giraffes, and more!

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St. Patricks Cathedral

Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, founded in 1191, is the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland and one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin.

The cathedral plays host to a number of public national ceremonies, events and concerts along the year. Ireland's Remembrance Day ceremonies, hosted by the Royal British Legion and attended by the President of Ireland, take place there every November. Its carol service (the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols), celebrated twice in December, including every 24 December, is a colourful feature of Dublin life.

Guided tours of the cathedral take place regularly throughout the day. A free app can be used for self-guided tours.

The opening hours and times of services are:

Monday to Friday (09h30 - 16h30) - 09:00 Sung Matins (school term only); 17:30: Choral evensong

Wednesday & Thursday - 11:05 Holy Eucharist

Saturday (09h00 - 17h30) - 11:05 Holy Eucharist

Sunday (09.00 -10.30; 13.00 -14.30; 16.30 -17.30) - 09:15 Holy Eucharist; 11:15 Choral Eucharist or Matins; 15:15 Choral Evensong

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3 Arena

The 3 Arena has a capacity of 14,500 making it the largest indoor arena in Ireland.

If you are travelling to a concert, show or event at 3Arena this year, avoid the hassle and stay overnight at The Carlton Hotel beside Dublin Airport. The venue is easily accessible by public transport or just a mere 15 minute drive via the Port Tunnel.

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Aviva Stadium

Travelling to a football match, rugby game or concert in Aviva Stadium this year? Avoid the hassle and stay overnight at Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport – just off the M1 & M50 Motorways!

The world class Aviva Stadium has a long an proud history of hosting world class athletics and sports events of up to 50,000 people however it also has seen some of the world’s best artists including: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Sammy Davies Junior, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Neil Diamond, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, U2 and REM.

Ireland's National Rugby and Football Stadium is located just 20 minutes away from our Dublin Airport hotel via the Dublin Port Tunnel.

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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, the stadium is the home of Gaelic Games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It’s also a prime venue for concerts and events.

Travelling to a match or gig in Croke Park this year? Avoid the hassle and stay overnight at Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport – just off the M1 & M50 Motorways!

Just 10 minutes from Croke Park and 20 minutes from Dublin City Centre you will find 100 deluxe bedrooms and suites, all with complimentary broadband access plus award winning Kitty Hawks Bar & Bistro which serves food all day.

Our top hotel near Croke Park is the ideal choice when attending a GAA game, concert or other sporting event at Croke Park Stadium.

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The Temple Bar District

Temple bar is located on the Southbank of the River Liffey. A bohemian quarter, it's one of the oldest areas in Dublin. Over the years it has maintained its medieval street exterior with narrow cobbled streets. It is famed as being the cultural quarter of Dublin with a number of cultural organisations, artists and creative professionals based in the area. You can catch gigs, shows and exhibitions as well as explore the many markets. It is well known for its lively nightlife and attracts a number of tourists with its large variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

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