What to do in Dublin
Dublin is such a vibrant and exciting city to visit and explore that it will suit everyone’s tastes from the laid back to the adventurous and those in search of culture and heritage and those looking for a bit of “craic and ceol” all the way to those looking for the must have from the shops.
Here a few suggestions that we think you might like;
Temple Bar is one of the most vibrant areas of the city home to a truly cosmopolitan mix of eclectic bars whether they be traditional or modern Irish, restaurants, shops, cafes and cultural attractions – all this within just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel!!
Visit www.dublinstemplebar.com for up to date information on events
Located conveniently 10 minute walk from the Harding Hotel this wonderful and historic University is home to the Book of Kells exhibit, the Long Library and much more!
Open to the public daily this is a great place to visit and get a great sense of Irish history.
Visit www.tcd.ie/visitors visitors for further information
The home of Guinness and need we say more? Just a 15 minute walk from the Harding Hotel this is simply a must do on any visit to Dublin and enjoy the black stuff from the Gravity Bar, learn the history and the craft of pouring the perfect pint.
Book online to save and skip queues at www.guinness-storehouse.com
1780 was the year it all began in the distillery founded by John Jameson and you can take it all in just as the way it used to be.
The distillery is only a 15 minute walk from the Harding Hotel and be sure to take part in the whiskey tasting experience and get your certificate to prove your new knowledge.
Grafton Street/Henry Street
The most popular shopping areas of the city centre and are always buzzing with cool cafes and street performers and that wonderful mix of all that Dublin shopping can offer from Brown Thomas on Grafton Street to the old world street traders on Moore Street off Henry Street.
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours
The best way to get around the city to take in all the sights and history with trained guides offering key insights into what makes Dublin so special and the Irish so unique!
Buses offer 2 day tickets at great value – www.dublinsightseeing.ie – and the nearby bus stop makes it so easy to use.
Another great way to see the history of the city up close and personal are the guided walking tours run daily and take you through all the key historical events in Dublin’s history.
Sandeman’s tour meets at Palace Street less than 5 minute walk from the hotel and is completely FREE – www.neweuropetours.eu for further information.
Just a 5 minute walk from the Harding Hotel is the historic location of the former seat of British power, the former Viking fortress and a Celtic fort.
Dublin Castle is truly remarkable in its long and storied past and now is used for important functions in the State Apartments. The Chester Beatty Library is a must see too.
Christchurch Cathedral & St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Two of Dublin’s most impressive buildings they chart some impressive history from where Jonathan Swift was Dean of St. Patrick’s to the tombs of Christchurch Cathedral they still charm to this day with their choral masses.
Dublin is host to some wonderful museums and all within close walking distance of the Harding Hotel offering some wonderful collections of all things historic & cultural for Dublin and Ireland.
Visit www.museum.ie for more information on all museums in Dublin.