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Free Things To Do In Dublin

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

Free Attractions in Dublin

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Dublin Castle

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...

The Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 35 Attractions

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  • It is a bus tour to the top sites in and around Dublin
  • This tour lasts for 1 to 5-days and comes with a map and a guide book.
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Phoenix Park

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.

Bring a...

Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Tour in Dublin

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  • It is a 50 minutes tour of the 19th-century tall ship in Dublin
  • An experience of life on board a 19th-century tall ship.
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Trinity College

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...

Guinness Storehouse Entrance Ticket

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  • It is a tour of the home of Guinness, the world's favourite Irish brand
  • This tour lasts for 2 hours.
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Free

Chester Beatty Library

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...

Skip the Line Guinness Storehouse Signature Package and Gift Box

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  • A fast-track means of entering the top tourist attraction in Dublin
  • Explore the Guinness Storehouse
  • Learn the passion behind the production of Guinness.
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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...

Admission Ticket for EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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  • It is a tour of the Irish emigration museum in Dublin's dockland
  • It is an exploration of the 1,500-year emigration history of Ireland.
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Henrietta Street

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...

Malahide Castle and Gardens Admission Ticket

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  • It is a guided tour of one of Ireland's oldest castle
  • This tour lasts for 2 to 4 hours.
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Skip the Line Guinness Connoisseur Taste Experience at the Guinness Storehouse

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  • Explore the rich heritage of the iconic Guinness brand and discover why it is truly “Made of More” in an exclusive, luxury private bar discretely tucked away on the 4th floor of the Guinness Storehouse.

    Benefit from the services of an officially trained Guinness Connoisseur as they take you on a journey through the tastes, traditions...read more

Private tour to the Cliffs of Moher guided in Spanish

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  • Service up to 16 participants. Exclusive and private tour from Dublin to visit the number 1 attraction in Ireland and enjoy a pleasant walk through the Cliffs of Moher, it is possible to adapt the itinerary to your interests and complement the experience by taking a boat cruise through the area, many photo-stops during the itinerary, it is also...read more

Newbridge House & Farm Admission Ticket

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  • Newbridge House and Farm is a terrific day out for young and old, both fun and educational. There are daily guided tours of the house which was purchased from the Cobbe family in 1985 and opened as a County Dublin Regional Park in 1986. Consisting of approximately 370 acres of gently undulating pastureland, woodland walks, wild flower meadows,...read more

Skip the Line: GPO Museum Ticket

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  • Award winning GPO Museum is located in the historical GPO (General Post Office) building on O’Connell Street in the heart of Dublin. The GPO was the communications hub of Ireland and headquarters of the men and women who took part in the 1916 Easter Rising. This hugely significant event in Irish history led eventually to the creation of the...read more

30-Minutes Extended Dublin City and Stadiums Helicopter Tour

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  • • Fly for 75 kilometres on board one of our Jet Powered Helicopters
    • Safety Briefings
    • Public Liability Insurance
    • Up to 3 Voucher Holders can fly in the Rear of the Helicopter
    • The Co-pilot Seat is a €30 upgrade on the day
    • Free Car Parking & Viewing Area
    • 24/7 Online Booking Facility
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Brazen Head - Oldest Pub in Ireland and Dublin Castle City Tour

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  • If you want a tour that combines the best of Irish history and pub culture then look no further. This 2.5 hours tour combines culture and great Irish “Craic” the Irish word for fun. Discover incredible insights of the Irish under the storytelling abilities of your expert Dublin guide, who will have you celebrating your Dublin stay, like a...read more

Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle

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  • Enjoy ease of access with online fast-track ticket entry to the Book of Kells. Discover one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage on this early access fully guided tour. You will explore the 9th Book of Kells' rich ornamentation, multi-layered symbolism and meaning. It is known for its world-renowned artistry, as well as its many...read more
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