5 Must See Places in Dublin

Dublin is the home to world-famous GUINNESS brewery and many other attractions. I was here for a week and visited some amazing places in and around Dublin.

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle – This is a famous Irish Castle off Dame Street in Dublin. It was the seat of British administration till 1922. Since then it is a major building housing the Irish Government. The architecture is Victorian with some modern buildings on the side.

Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo – One of the most famous Zoo in the world , it is home to exquisite species of plant and animals. It is located in Phoenix park area. The educational program for endangered species is one of the highlights of this place.

National Botanical Garden of Ireland

National Botanical Garden – This is situated in northwest of Dublin in a place called Glasnevin. The garden has over 20,000 types of plants in its spaces. The collection of orchids is really awesome.

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin – It is popularly known as the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity. It is the oldest Cathedral in Dublin and belongs to the Dublin Diocese era.The Cathedral was the first to be built keeping in mind the Viking raids.

Iveagh Gardens water Fountain

Iveagh Gardens – It is a public park located between Clonmel Street and Upper Hatch Street. It was originally owned by the Guinness family and was gifted to the Irish nation by first handing it over to the University in 1941 and later it became an independent garden in 1961.



Exploring Urban Dublin

I wanted to touch on another great option for urban exploration that is the city of Dublin with some great abandoned areas and sites to visit. I thought of some of the other large cities in and outside the UK and London, Glasgow, and others all have their charm in the ruins of the old world and new coming together. However Dublin can be quite an interesting place, with such a rich history of architecture and politics. There’s a great site with some visited areas for those urban explorers looking for some new places to look into. If you look into the Pigeon House story on the site they give you some great tips on how to conquer that space. It makes me want to take out a quick loan with ferratum.co.uk and take 2 weeks to do a serious road trip around Ireland and especially tackle some of the spots that other urban explorers have raved about online.

exploring ireland can be a journey into history

There’s even a facebook group with some abandoned buildings as some options to go visit while in Dublin. You can find them here: URBEX Ireland. All in all there’s a lot of historical options in Dublin and the surrounding area, you can take some time and certainly explore the city inside and out. Just make sure you don’t get caught!

Cheers and happy exploring!