It’s difficult coming up with a shortlist of attractions to see in Dublin. There’s just so much to see and do. These are some of the most popular sightseeing attractions in Dublin, but they by no means constitute a comprehensive list:
Dublin Zoo and Phoenix Park
These two places come as a pair as Dublin Zoo is situated inside Phoenix Park. The park itself is the largest inner city park in Europe and is populated with a huge variety of wildlife. Please be wary of the wandering deer if you are driving through. Phoenix Park is also home to the Presidential residency. Dublin Zoo is located halfway up the park’s main road and a popular one for families visiting Dublin City. The zoo areas include World of Primates, African Plaines, African Savanna and new petting zoo featuring a number of farm animals.
Trinity College has been a facet of Dublin city culture since its establishment in 1592, 300 years before the establishment of the county it is situated in. Originally built by the ruling British Empire, Trinity College has become a shining light of Irishness and culture becoming home to the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells written in Latin circa 800, was sculpted by Celtic monks combined with the Long Room make it a hugely popular tourist spot.
Dublin Castle, built in the 13th century has functioned as a military fortress, prison, treasury, court of law and home of the English Government. As a result, hours can be spent in Dublin castle learning about its role in the history of the island. Located in Dublin 2, Dublin Castle is a short walk from Grafton Street.