Ireland is a beautiful country to visit with stunning natural features and friendly cities like Dublin, all washed down with lashings of Guinness. Here are our reviews of tourist attractions in Ireland and remember, all our attraction reviews are based on personal visits:
- Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is a visitor attraction which is based at the old Guinness brewery in Dublin. Across six floors, it tells the story of Ireland’s most famous drink and how it came to be a favourite all over the world.
- The Spire, Dublin
The spire in Dublin is a 400ft stainless steel needle pointing skywards from O’Connell Street, near to the General Post Office. Although there was controversy over its cost, delays in construction and merits when it was installed, we think it’s one of the best bits of public art we’ve seen around the world.
- Temple Bar, Dublin
Temple Bar is the most famous area of Dublin and you’ll find cobbled streets here with traditional pubs serving ever flowing Guinness. The name comes from Sir William Temple who bought the land between Dame Street and the River Liffey back in the 1600s.
- Dublin Castle, Dublin
Dublin Castle is one of the legacies of British rule in Ireland and it consists of a conglomeration of buildings from various different points in time. The highlight of a visit to this tourist attraction is the luxurious State Apartments which were home to the British appointed Viceroys. The gold-decorated Throne Room in particular is beautiful and St Patrick’s Hall too, which is the castle’s largest function room.
- Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
This former prison is a legacy of British rule in Ireland with a gruesome past, but it’s also a prison interior you are likely to recognise because it’s been used in many movies and TV Shows. The most notable movies to be filmed here include The Italian Job and In The Name of The Father.
- Old Jameson Distillery, Dublin
If you’re a fan of Irish Whiskey, you’ll enjoy this exhibition located in a restored building that was part of the Jameson distillery. Whiskey was produced here from 1780 to 1971 and the exhibition takes you through the history of the site and the legacy of the brand along with other Irish brands. You hear about the difference between Scotch Whisky and Irish Whiskey too (apart from the missing letter that is). After your tour you can do a comparison taste in the bar.
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