Plan the perfect Visit Dublin getaway
Posted on: Fri, 08 October, 2021
As a staycation destination, Dublin requires little introduction, most are aware of the city’s major tourist and visitor attractions like The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Jameson Distillery and Temple Bar so we have decided to take another look at the capital. In this week’s weekly blog, we took a look at things to do in Dublin and Places to Stay that you may be less familiar with. Looking at Dublin in 3 sections –North Dublin, City Centre, South Dublin we hope there is something of interest to you. All the hotels mentioned below all proudly accept the Irelandhotels.com Go Anywhere Gift Card, and if you weren’t lucky to be gifted on our hotel gift vouchers, we are also bringing you the best Dublin hotels have to offer with the Discover Dublin Deals – a selection of discounted deals across the county from dozens of Dublin hotels.
Don’t Forget: When you are using our hotel voucher, be sure to book direct with one of the hundreds of hotels that accept the Go Anywhere Gift Card and let the hotel know in advance of your arrival about your gift card.
Things to Do in North Dublin:
Often overlooked by people when looking for a places to visit in Dublin, North Co Dublin provides a range of options of things to do and places to see for both families and couples of all ages. Malahide Castle, Ardgillan Castle (Balbriggan) and Newbridge House and Farm (Donabate) provide endless green space to explore along with castle tours, tea-rooms, playgrounds idea for those younger explorers. All are also within close proximity to a beach if you’re looking to break up the day. While Howth is always a popular day out for visitors and in indeed Dubliners.
If you like to stay active while on a break, we commend you, and suggest the Howth Cliff Walk, for some amazing views of the Dublin coastline, Portrane to Donabate Coastal walk for short but enjoyable walk - which includes 3 beaches along the route (unfortunately, neither is currently wheelchair or buggy friendly) or the Malahide to Portmarnock Beach is a flat 6km pathed walk and suits all ages.
Closer to the city and perfect for any football fan visiting the area, grab a comfy pair of shoes and a rain coat for a walking tour with a difference. The Football Walking Tour is hosted by comedian Gary Cooke and Aodhan O Riordain and provides an insightful and humorous look at the history of Irish football from 1916 to the glory years of the 1990s. The tour is free but demand is high so booking is essential.
Where to Stay:
Roganstown Hotel Country Club - sits just a short drive from the town of Swords (and indeed the Pavilions Shopping Centre) and Dublin Airport and offers onsite golf, and if you’re bringing children the hotel only a 5 min drive to Bounce and Beyond activity centre!! Click to view hotel.
Croke Park Hotel - Luxury 4 star hotels located on the edge of Dublin City and with easy access to public transport in and out of the city centre and close to the likes of Botanic Gardens and Croke Park, and a short drive to Dollymount Strand beach. Click to view hotel.
Dublin City Centre
Things to Do in Dublin City
A museum with a difference, The Little Museum of Dublin has been winning the hearts of visitors for 10 years now and has built a strong portfolio of exhibitions through the years to capture the imagination of fans of sport, history and Irish and Dublin culture.
One of the best ways to see the capital and learn about it is through Dublin City Bike Tours. Get an insight into Dublin writers, poets and painters from the past and also learn of the rich history of this city from your guide all during a 2-and-a-half-hour tour.
Where to Stay in Dublin City:
The 3-star Moxy Dublin City - A boutique hotel is perfect if you’re looking to enjoy a night out a Dublin, the hotel’s cocktail bar offers the perfect place to start your night or indeed wind down your evening. Click to view hotel.
The Clarence Hotel - Which is sandwiched between the lively Temple Bar and The River Liffey, offers a choice of recently refurbished and stylish rooms perfect for your city staycation. With roof top and balcony seating areas you can soak in the city from above. Click to view hotel
Things to Do in South Dublin:
The Family focused Airfield Estate in Dundrum can provide a fun filled day out for the family with its onsite farm, food tour and heritage tour. They also regularly host demos and workshops.
Explorium, “where science meets sport”, offers more than 300 experiences to feed your curiosity including a Planetarium and a G-Force Bike experience.
(Hell Fire Club)
South County Dublin also provides some idea destination of those like to stay active, Hell Fire Club can be reached via a moderate 30 min walk and can offer unrivalled views of the whole Dublin. Killiney Hill can also be a perfect day to spend a morning looking out at Dublin bay before getting a little bit closer by taking a trip to Dalkey village and soaking up its vibrant atmosphere
Where to Stay in South Dublin:
Discover Dublin Deals.
If you’re look to visit Dublin this year, and whether you have an Irelandhotels.com Go Anywhere Gift Card or not, make sure to visit the Discover Dublin Deals site with a selection of 50 hotels around the county offering an amazing selection of discounted and added value deals. Whether it’s a city centre staycation or a romantic getaway to the outskirts of the city or even a somewhere to settle down during a business visit make sure to see what Dublin Hotel Deals are available. Visit Discover Dublin Deals here.