Dublin City Guide

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Dublin city centre has so much to offer, the city centre has a blend of old and new Dublin all in one location. With historical locations spread across the city centre, you will always have something to do. Here are a few things you need to know about the Dublin city centre.

Places of interest in Dublin City

There are many places to visit in the city center and they all have something unique to them, here are some of the most interesting places around Dublin city center:

Free entry locations in Dublin City

Paid entry location in Dublin City

Transportation in Dublin City


There are local buses that will take you around the city and the city centre and with the leap card it gives you the benefit of getting an all day travel for as little as €5/$7. With this you will able to visit a lot places in a day.


There are regional and local trains in Dublin if you are looking to travel to other cities like Cork, Galway or Belfast. There are generally affordable and depending on where you want to go the train service can be every half hour or every hour.


Tourists can stay in Dublin without taking a Taxi; the reason for this is because buses are available everywhere and very affordable. However if you find yourself paying more €30 for your travels on the Taxi you should consider getting a bus


The Luas/Tramline has made travelling across Dublin city much easier and with them you can do very quick stops across the city center. The tramline doesn't go across all the tourist destinations but they are very convenient get around the city center very quickly.

Hotels in Dublin City

The city center is rich with accommodations for backpackers from b&bs to hotels, you will always get the type of accommodation to suit your budget.

Backpackers' accommodation: Backpackers Citi Hostel, Sky Backpackers, Garden Lane Backpackers, Paddy’s Palace and much more

BnB’s: Castle Lodge Bed And Breakfast Dublin, Ashling House Bed and Breakfast Dublin, Heatherview B&B and others

Hotels: Hilton Dublin Airport, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport, The Regency Hotel there are other accommodations that would suit your budget and if you are looking some extra, you can look into lodging in an AirBnB property for the duration of your holiday.

Car rental location in Dublin City

Visit us at:
1 Mark St,
D02 EP9
Dublin 2

Close counties to Dublin City

Navan takes you north of Dublin and it is one of the closest counties to Dublin, it is approximately 40 minutes' drive. While in Navan, you can visit the Hill of Tara, Newgrange, Hill of Slane and the Slane castle.

Kildare is an approximately the same journey time as Navan but it is to the East of the city. While in Kildare, you can visit the Maynooth Castle, Castledermot Abbey, Burtown House, Donadea Forest Park, Castletown House.

Wicklow is approximately 1 hour drive from Dublin city centre, driving south from the city centre will get you to Wicklow. While in Wicklow you can trek the Wicklow Mountains, Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk

Louth this is easily a 45 minutes' drive from Dublin once you get on the M2 motorway, follow the signs to Louth until you see signs to the counties most popular town which are Dundalk and Drogheda. While you are in any of these towns you can indulge in activities such as walking in Bellurgan Park, or visit the beautiful Knockabbey Castle and Gardens.

Beaches in Dublin City

There are lots of beaches in Dublin city for you to enjoy fine walks and have a refreshing time while to visiting Ireland here are some of the beaches in and around Dublin:

Killiney Beach, Dublin North & South Beaches, Skerries, Silver Strand, Ladies’ Cove, Greystones, Tower Bay, Portrane, Loughshinney, Velvet Strand, Portmarnock and Dollymount Beach.

Castles in Dublin City

Dublin Castle, Clontarf Castle Hotel, Malahide Castle & Gardens and Drimnagh Castle.

Airport close to Dublin City

Although there more than 4 airports in Ireland and with no flights between the airports, the best way to get from one airport to the other is by scheduled buses between Dublin and Shannon airport car hire. To get to Cork airport you would need to get to Cork city and board a 226 to Cork airport car hire.

Car Hire Return Dublin City

To hire a car in city center, all you have to do is have your details available and find our city center depot.

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