Ireland’s capital city is one of the most popular city breaks in Europe.
The land of Guinness, plenty of green spaces and quintessentially Irish culture makes Dublin an incredible place for a short weekend break, or a much longer holiday.
If you’re looking for some inspiration of the best things to see and do in Dublin, take a look at our detailed travel guide below.
You’ll find our recommendations of the 10 best free attractions in Dublin, as well as the top 10 best paid attractions too.
Dublin Castle is without a doubt one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city and best of all, it’s completely free!
Dating all the way back to the 13th century, Dublin Castle offers tourists a glimpse into Ireland’s medieval past, as well as more modern renovations to the complex too.
Take a walk around the Chapel Royal, the Garda Museum and the Revenue Museum and step back in time as...
Spanning an impressive 707 hectares, Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces in Europe.
The park is open seven days a week so you can rest assured that regardless of when you visit Dublin, you’ll be able to pay a visit to Phoenix Park.
Furthermore, Phoenix Park is an idyllic place to bring the whole family as its vast open space provides ample room for family-friendly activities.
Trinity College is arguably one of the most famous universities in Europe and it’s clear to see why when you visit.
The stunning grounds and elaborate corridors have a true Harry Potter feel to them, so fans of the worldwide beloved franchise are sure to love spending a couple of hours perusing Trinity College.
Unfortunately, you do have to pay to go inside the Book of Kells and the Long Room, but everything else is...
The Chester Beatty Library is famed for its extensive collection of rare artwork, books and manuscripts from all over the world.
It’s often cited as one of the best museums in Europe and is renowned for being home to the articulate works of the famous bibliophile, Chester Beatty.
Even if you’re not a particularly big fan of history and books, the Chester Beatty Library is still a great free attraction to enjoy while...
For another great way to experience some true culture for free while in Dublin, make sure to pay a visit to the National Gallery of Ireland.
You can explore the many collections of sculptures, art and statues that punctuate the halls and wings at the National Gallery.
What makes this free attraction so great is that you can take a free audio guide from the information desk inside the National Gallery and take yourself around all...
For those interested in learning more about Dublin’s fascinating historic tales, you must pay a visit to Henrietta Street, and in particular number 14.
The street consists of a perfect row of red-brick Georgian houses that were built for the wealthiest families in Ireland in the 1700s.
If you’re interested in architecture and history, then this is the perfect free attraction in Dublin to add to your itinerary as you...