Staff's top things to do in Dublin

Explore our Staff's top places to visit during your stay in Dublin - Temple Bar Hotel.

Bray Head
Take the Dart (Intercity rail passenger services) from Tara Street Station to Bray and walk along Bray Head. This is sure the most stunning views of Bray. The hill dominates the end of the promenade and the stone cross atop the hill is an iconic feature of the town. While the climb is not particularly daunting, some parts can be a bit of a challenge and require some scrambling. But if the hike up doesn’t leave you breathless the views sure will!

Stephens Green Park on Sunday Morning
Take an 8 minute stroll up Grafton Street grab a coffee on the way and stroll around the park. An ideal location just to sit and watch the world go by.

Walk around the Iveagh Gardens
Just past Stephens Green Park is an idyllic garden with a beautiful waterfall and is a definite see.

Walk around Merrion Square
...and admire the artwork for sale – Saturday & Sundays are all about strolling and seeing what Dublin has to offer. Local artists display their works and you can purchase the art (just before they become famous).

Trim Castle
Take a bus from Busáras Bus Station to trim Castle. Trim Castle is a Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, With an area of 30,000 m², it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland.

A walk along Dún Laoghaire Pier
Take the dart (Intercity rail passenger services) from Pearse Street Station to Dún Laoghaire. It is a beautiful suburban seaside town in County Dublin, Ireland. It is about 12 km south of Dublin city centre. Make sure to head to Teddy’s and get a 99 and get the full beside the seaside experience. If there on a Sunday stroll around the people’s park market.

Whiskey Museum
Located directly across the road from Trinity College and a 3 minute walk from the hotel. It is a must for any Whiskey lover, Journey back through time in a historic setting. This fantastic museum will unveil the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey.

Explore Mary's Bar
Located on Wicklow Street it is a short walk from the hotel. You get to experience an Irish Country pub right in the heart of Dublin. Make sure to get a toastie! (Toastie is a Toasted Ham, Cheese Sandwich which is a favourite).

Dublin Zoo
Located in the phoenix park is a must for any animal lover.

Viking Splash tour
See Dublin on land and water. It is a must for the kid in us. We advise to book this in advance.

Glendalough is a glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland, renowned for an Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin. The bus leaves Stephens Green every day at 11.30am. Glendalough will certainly take your breath away.

Fish & Chips in Beshoffs in Howth
Take the Dart from Tara Street Station to Howth get off and experience the beauty of the sea whilst eating traditional fish & chips.

National Library
A 12 minute walk to Kildare Street from the hotel. The National Library of Ireland is Ireland's national library located in Dublin, in a building Irish Government responsible for the library.

Walk along the canal
This walk will blow away any cobwebs and you get to take some beautiful images of Dublin.

Croke Park Skyline tour
Nothing better than experiencing Dublin from 17 stories high.

Aviva Tour
Get to stand where many football & rugby legends have played.

Malahide Castle
Take the dart from Tara Street to Malahide and experience one of Ireland’s oldest castles dating back to the 12th Century.

Powerscourt Gardens
The best way to get there is to take the DART train from Dublin City Centre to Bray, from where you can take a Number 185 bus directly.Powerscourt Estate, located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland, is a large country estate which is noted for its house and landscaped gardens, today occupying 19 hectares.

Little Museum
An 8 minute walk from the hotel. The Little Museum of Dublin is a people's museum of Dublin, situated at 15 St. Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland. The museum is located in an 18th-century Georgian town house owned by Dublin City Council.

Glasnevin Cemetery
Take the bus from Dublin’s Spire to Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, both the guardian and storyteller for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today it dates back to 1832.

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