Grafton Street and Dublin Shopping, Dublin Visitor Attraction


shopping woman - shutterstock_240687652 (Medium)Grafton Street is one of Dublin’s best areas for shopping, with some of Ireland’s most impressive shops appearing on the street since its creation in 1708. If you’re in the mood for a bit of retail therapy there’s really nowhere better in Dublin, with the street’s atmosphere just as incredible as the choice of stores there.

At Travelodge Hotels Ireland we want you to have as enjoyable a stay as possible while you’re staying in one of our budget Hotels, so we recommend the best visitor attractions across Ireland and keep you informed of major upcoming events around the country. Head to our Dublin city guide if you’re interested in finding out more about Ireland’s capital.

Running from St Stephens Green Park to College Green by Trinity College, Grafton Street crosses some of the most beautiful and historic areas of Ireland. Visit the famous statue of Molly Malone or stop by and listen to the incredible music from Grafton Street buskers during your trip to the city from our budget Dublin Hotels.

Musical performances across the street have been a first step for some of Ireland’s most loved performers, with artists like Damien Rice, Bono and Glen Hansard having played for the crowds shopping across the street. With the whole scene immortalised in the Oscar winning film Once, we really recommend that you look out some of the talented artists putting on a performance when you visit the street.


Major Stores on Grafton Street

If you’re planning on exploring the great shops of Grafton Street, we’ve listed a few of our personal favourite places to visit across the street. With everything from classy cafes to stylish clothes shops, Grafton Street has everything you could want for shopping opportunities.

If you want to explore a great store for designer clothes, head to the flagship Karen Millen store, which stocks some absolutely gorgeous pieces from some of the world’s most impressive designers. For a little more diversity in brands, Brown Thomas carries a huge range of different designer labels like Alexander McQueen, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana.

Bewley’s Café has long been one of Dublin’s most iconic places to sit down and have a coffee. The Café is currently being refurbished, but when it reopens in Autumn, Dublin will see the return of one of its favourite places for a trendy lunch.

If you’re in the mood for a delicious meal, Grafton Street really has everything from fast food stores to Michelin starred restaurants. We recommend Grafton Street along with Temple Bar as the best places to get a great meal while you stay in Dublin city. Whether you’re stopping off for a quick bite to eat or planning on a major culinary experience there really are few places better than Grafton Street.


Budget hotels across Dublin

We have 5 cheap Dublin hotels spread across the entire city to give you an ideal place to stay wherever you plan on visiting. For those headed to Grafton Street, our Travelodge Stephens Green Hotel is an ideal choice, located right by the famous Stephens Green Park. Less than 5 minutes from Grafton Street, our cheap hotel is ideally placed for city centre exploration.

Fancy somewhere a little further out of the city centre? Head to our Dublin Hotels page to find out more about our other hotels around the city in areas from Dublin Airport to the beautiful Phoenix Park.

No matter which of our budget hotels across Ireland you stay in, you’ll get the same comfortable accommodation at an unbeatable price. When you book with us you’ll be getting the best rates guaranteed direct through our website, saving you money by giving you the cheapest hotel rooms in Ireland.

We don’t compromise on quality, but save you money by taking out the extras that always end up unused when you stay at other hotels because we’ve listened to what our guests want when they stay with us. Every one of our rooms comes with a comfortable bed, large en suite bathroom and flatscreen TV along with a free Wi-Fi connection to give you an absolutely great stay.

Book with Travelodge now to save on hotel accommodation to get ready for a shopping trip on Grafton Street.


Suggested Local Dublin Attractions

As part of our dedication to making your stay comfortable and convenient, we at Travelodge want to recommend a few more great things to see during your stay with us in Dublin city. With the famous Gaiety Theatre between our Travelodge Stephens Green Hotel and Grafton Street we recommend that you check what great shows are on at the famous theatre. Heading around the city you can see everything from exciting modern attractions to some of Ireland’s most interesting historical attractions in the many Dublin Museums.

Head to our Dublin Top 10 Attractions page to see some more of the best tourist attractions in 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.

Dublin Zoo

This is one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions, attracting one million people a year. As one of the oldest zoos in Europe and home to over 400 animals from around the world, Dublin Zoo is a fantastic day out for all the family. And it’s so close to Travelodge Ireland Hotels Phoenix Park Hotel Dublin Zoo boasts 28 hectares of gardens and lakes which create a wonderful natural habitat for a diverse range of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Guinness Storehouse

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!