Ireland’s fair city holds its own against its more spruced up European counterparts, thanks to its 1000-year history, a thriving contemporary arts and cultural scene and the great craic of local inhabitants. A down-to-earth population lends an infectious personality to this city that’s seldom found elsewhere, while Dublin’s thousand years of history artfully reveals itself on every corner. Medieval castles and cathedrals, remnants of the Viking era and splendid Georgian streets give a glimpse into this city’s roots, while old-time pubs and iconic Dublin attractions like the Guinness factory reveal the city’s undying love of a good party. Indeed, the sentimental Irish spirit is most rife throughout Dublin’s epic pub scene. Legendary live music and convivial Dubliners make for a laidback evening out, and there’s nowhere quite like Dublin for good, old-fashioned fun.
From mystical waterfalls to tranquil lakes, you’ll love a cheeky paddle at these watering holes.
Forget fairy tales, real life is where it’s at with these swoon-worthy sites on the agenda.
Accessible only by boat or strenuous hike, these hostels fall far beyond the typical tourist's radar.