Whether you’re in Dublin city for an overnight stay, a weekend break or for a longer stay, there are always plenty of things to do and see in Ireland’s capital and where better to stay than in one of Travelodge’s fantastic offering of 3 star City Centre hotels.
Without further ado, let’s look at the Top Ten Things you can get up to in Dublin.
Travelodge Ireland’s Top Ten Dublin Get Up and Go Attractions
Located at St James’s Gate Brewery, a short trip from our city centre hotels, the Guinness Storehouse takes you on a journey right back to the early twentieth century when Arthur Guinness Son & Co. Ltd started production of one of Ireland’s most celebrated exports, the distinctive Irish dry stout enjoyed the world over. And best of all, you can savour a pint of the black stuff in the top-floor Gravity Bar, all included in the admission fee! If you’re looking for something a little less mainstream, head over to the Old Jameson Distillery.
For more information head to our Guinness Storehouse page.
Dublin Galleries & Museums
Dublin has an array of fantastic museums and galleries to interest the most exacting culture vulture. Dublin Museums range from the geographic history of the country to international treasures. With some great attractions round the city, you can wander through 3 different National Museums before heading off to explore the arts at all the famous Dublin Galleries.
Science Gallery Dublin
Combining excitement, fun and facts, the Science Gallery Dublin makes for an amazing day out, with an ever changing collection exhibiting some fascinating items guaranteed to impress any visitor. With free entry, the gallery is a perfect stop for a budget day trip.
Click here to learn more about the Science Gallery Dublin.
With over a million visitors every year, the Dublin Zoo is definitely one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions for a reason, with a comfortably housed collection of some of the world’s most endangered species. Right next to Phoenix Park, the zoo has everything from lions to penguins and sealions.
Check out our Dublin Zoo visitor guide for some more information about what you can see at the zoo.
One of Ireland’s most iconic buildings, Farmleigh House is a truly gorgeous Georgian era house. Used to house those visiting Ireland as guests of the government, the house is an opulent and unique attraction, with a host of gorgeous features and regular tours of the site.
See more information about Farmleigh House.
One of Dublin’s most trendy areas, Temple Bar is an excellent way to spend the evening in Dublin city. With great restaurants, bars, and nightclubs you can be sure of a great evening no matter what you plan on doing. The central location of Temple Bar makes it highly accessible for anyone staying in any of our cheap Dublin hotels.
On our Temple Bar page you can see our recommendations about the best things to do when you visit the area.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Celebrating Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland since its creation in 1191, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland, making for a truly incredible architectural and historic attraction. Definitely a must see for these interested in Ireland’s history.
Read our guide to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin here.
Relive some of the heroism and tragedy of Irish history at one of Dublin’s foremost tourist attractions. Best known for hosting political prisoners over the years, the Kilmainham Jail is a major historical attraction, and brings you through more than a century of history.
Break out our guide to Kilmainham Jail when clicking here.
National Botanic Gardens
The gorgeous sights of the National Botanic Gardens are sure to amaze any visitor, with over 20,000 plants making for a genuinely amazing sight. For more than 200 years, the gardens have been a major fixture in Dublin, bringing a gorgeous slice of nature right to the heart of the city.
Explore the National Botanic Gardens in style with our guide.
The Glasnevin Cemetery houses some of the country’s best known figures, with tours around the cemetery bringing you right through the history of Ireland from art to politics. With the cemetery museum helping you explore the past in a truly unique attraction, you can be sure of a great time.
Find out much more about Glasnevin Cemetery here in our informative guide.
More Great Dublin Attractions
You’ve seen our Top 10 attractions in Dublin, but with so many other amazing attractions in the city we’ve decided to expand our list to cover a few more of the amazing things to see while you stay in any of our budget Dublin hotels.
If you’ve been to a great place which we haven’t covered, why not let us know on our social media pages? We at Travelodge Hotels Ireland are dedicated to giving our customers the best possible experience when they stay with us, so we’d love to hear what you enjoyed doing in Dublin.
National Aquatic Centre
The National Aquatic Centre has to be one of the best ways to relax in Dublin, with internationally sized pools along with attractions for children making for the perfect destination for both families and individuals.
Dive in and find out more here about the National Aquatic Centre.
The single largest indoor concert venue in Ireland, the 3 Arena regularly features huge concerts from some of the world’s biggest artists. With an incredible venue just a short walk from our Travelodge Stephens Green Hotel you can have a great night after any concert. If you’re looking for something a little more indie, check out the Dublin Academy or the famous Vicar Street!
Find out about upcoming gigs at our 3 Arena page.
Probably the most important sports arena in Ireland, Croke Park holds major events across the year, hosting the finals for Gaelic games events like hurling and Gaelic football. Along with Ireland’s national sports the stadium has seen events for the Pro12 league, 6 nations and many more matches.
Head to our Croke Park page to see more about what events are coming to Dublin.
Chester Beatty Library
Voted as one of the best museums in Ireland and the UK, the Chester Beatty Library has an incredible collection of pieces from across the entire world. From unique Egyptian papyrus art to amazing artefacts from across the whole of Asia the library’s collection is a must see for anyone looking to have a one-off experience in Dublin city.
Find out more about the library on our Chester Beatty Library page.
Book of Kells
One of Ireland’s most iconic creations, the Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript which explores the story of the Biblical gospels with a completely unique style. Gorgeously designed, the book is a must see for anyone exploring the historical side of Dublin.
Visit our Book of Kells page for some information about getting around.
A major arena for all fans of rugby, the RDS Arena is home to the Leinster Pro12 team and hosts the majority of their matches over the course of a season. The arena is an important part of Ireland’s sporting scene and has seen some major matchups over the years.
Check out our RDS Arena page to see more about upcoming events at the arena.
The most prestigious motorsport venue in all of Ireland, Mondello Park runs races around the year covering both car driving and motorbike racing. With a whole series of exciting events along with the chance to try your hand at driving some high powered cars, Mondello Park is perfect for those who feel the need for speed.
Find out what’s coming up soon at our Mondello Park page.
As one of the single best sites for Dublin Shopping, you can find some of Ireland’s best shops on Grafton Street, whether you’re looking for fashion inspiration or just fancy a bite to eat. The street is famous for its incredibly talented buskers, with past performers like Ed Sheeran having become major stars with the skills they learned at Grafton.
Find out more about the unique attractions of Grafton Street.
With Dracula author Bram Stoker having been born in Dublin, you can be sure that the city has some incredible attractions for those looking to explore the world of the paranormal. We’ve put together a Dublin Horror guide showing you around some of the darker sides of Ireland’s capital.
Dublin has some absolutely incredible attractions for anyone visiting the city with the family. Check out our Dublin family attractions page to find out about great sites like Dublinia and Imaginosity!
With regular transport from Dublin, you can reach some absolutely incredible sites with a Dublin Day Trip. Why not check out the seaside resort of Dun Laoghaire or head out with the family to Tayto Park to explore Ireland’s largest theme park?
Our Dublin Day Trips page will show you round some of the best sites around the city
As the capital of Ireland, Dublin has seen some truly amazing events, from its origins as a Viking settlement to the political movements of more recent times. You can find some absolutely incredible attractions exploring the world of Dublin history, with everything from Dublin Castle to the General Post Office making for incredible days out.
Budget Hotels in Dublin
Travelodge Hotels Ireland is renowned for giving you the best rates guaranteed whenever you book with us. With 5 cheap hotels spread across Dublin city you can stay in practically any part of the city and still experience our comfortable rooms and unbeatable prices.
We make sure that you aren’t overcharged by cutting out the pricey extras that other hotels use to inflate your bill and give you a great night’s sleep in comfort. Our hotels range from sites in the city centre of Dublin to areas further out like the Dublin Airport. Check out our budget Dublin hotels page to find out where you can find our 3 star accommodation.