The second part of our England-Ireland trip started off in Dublin Ireland. Here we spent three days exploring some of the most popular attractions. We found the following to be the best attractions in Dublin:
Guiness Storehouse: First, I need to say this is the worst brewery I have ever been to. I have visited upwards of 20 breweries of all shapes and sizes, and this competes for worst. The reason it makes the list of places to visit is their Gravity bar. The Guinness gravity bar hosts a 360 degree view of Dublin, and it is an amazing place to enjoy a Guinness.
Trinity College: A beautiful college smack dab in the center of Dublin. The book of Kells exhibit is here as well as other exhibit. Even if these exhibits dont excite you, the property is worth walking around.
St. Stephen’s Green: A very beautiful park in the city center.
Temple Bar: A very happening part of town where many student hang out.
Christ Church: One of two medieval cathedrals that can be found in Dublin.
In general we found Dublin very touristy and not a great place to meet local Irish folk. The city is absolutely beautiful, and full of history, but it is the definition of a tourist trap. That being said, we enjoyed our time, and look forward to visiting the rest of Ireland some time in the future.