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10 places you MUST see in Dublin

By bzbeth 05 Sep 2017

If you're ever stuck for something to do in Dublin, don't worry. Your new city has more than enough great places for you to explore.

And seen as Dublin has the youngest population in Europe, with 50% of the population younger than 25, you've chosen a fun place to study...

  1. Guinness Factory

    You can't be in Dublin and not visit the Guinness Factory. Learn all about Ireland's famous drink and even get yourself a couple free drinks whilst you're there. Plus, you can get student discount!
  2. Temple Bar

    With Dublin's best pubs, restaurants, music, markets and galleries altogether - Temple Bar is the place to be during the day or night. Explore the busy cobbled streets and experience authentic Dublin culture.
  3. O'Connell Street...

    This is where you'll find the best shopping spots (high street or independent) within the busy city centre. Make sure you take a picture next to The Spire, Dublin's striking 120m sculpture and don't forget to nip into Penney's for a bargain.
  4. National Wax Museum
     
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    Your Instagram feed isn't complete without some selfies with some A-listers, whether they're real or waxworks doesn't matter! Tip: take your student card with you to get some discount. 
  5. Irish Film Institute
     
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    This great two-screen cinema with public film archive and bar will has something for everyone whether it's the newest Hollywood movie, a classic, an independent film or the history of films you're after. 
  6. Dublin Castle

    Take in some of Dublin's history by visiting the castle located in the heart of the city. You can pay to go inside and explore or you can wander around the grounds and eat some lunch outside.
  7. Walk along the Liffey

    With the Liffey running through the city, it's perfect to have a walk alongside and take in the buzz of Dublin. You can also book a boat tour and learn more about everything in the city! 
  8. Phoenix Park

    A nice place to chill with some friends after exploring the busy city is Phoenix Park. Find the best spot on The Wellington Monument, set up a picnic and hope that the rain stays away. Oh, and the deer...
  9. Dublin Zoo

    The best asset to Phoenix Park is the zoo, which attracts over a million visitors a year and with 600 animals to see, it's a really fun day out. Book in advance for cheap tickets, and make the most of the student discount.
  10. Kilmainham Gaol Museum

    Kilmainham Gaol plays a pretty big part in Dublin's history due to holding some pretty major political and military names over the years. The former prison was open from 1796 to 1924, so make a visit and take in all the history and see what still stands...

Happy exploring!

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