Spring, Summer, Autumn
March – May
June – August
LCY → DUB
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 20 £GBP (30 min)
Bus: 5 £GBP (45 min)
A love of fun or, as the Irish say, ‘the Craic’, is all part of Dublin's world-famous charisma. Dubliner’s unique hospitality, rich culture and rebellious streak combine to create a city of plentiful charm.
This medieval city is a place of pilgrimage for the Irish diaspora which has fanned out to cover every corner of the world. While little more than 500,000 people call Dublin city itself home, it is believed more than 100 million people across the globe have direct Irish heritage making it little wonder that the city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and Dublin breaks are so wanted.
Immerse yourself in the Celtic spirit of the Irish capital’s bousterous nightlife on Dublin holidays. They say the famous brew Guinness tastes better in its homeland and you can sample it at one of the country’s greatest exports - the traditional Irish pub. Dance the night away at a throbbing Temple Bar club. Visit historic Trinity College, the oldest and most prestigious university in Ireland and see the ancient Book of Kells – this illuminated New Testament bible is believed to have been created around 800 AD. Or for something less culturally heavy, indulge in some retail therapy on O’Connell Street.
Like much of northwestern Europe, Dublin has a maritime climate with mild summers, cool winters and no extreme temperature. In January the average maximum temperature is 8.8 degrees Celsius (48 Fahrenheit), while in July, the average maximum is 20.2 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). May and June are the sunniest months on average. The wettest month is October with 76 millimetres (3 inches) of rain on average, while February is the driest month with 46 millimetres (2 inches).
No matter where you choose to stay on your holidays to Dublin you are never far from the action. Dublin possesses a compact city centre that easily be negotiated on foot or by rental bicycle. You’ll discover a city alive with the Celtic spirit. The music spills from every pub and draws you in for ‘the Craic’ and where it’s hard to resist a pint of the black stuff – Guinness – and that is the perfect warm-up for taking in the historic sites and monuments that stand as reminders of the Irish nation’s incredibly rich cultural heritage.
Whether you’re in Dublin for ‘the Craic’ or to indulge in sightseeing, the range of things to do in Dublin is boundless. Legendary status pubs, famed attractions, fantastic shopping and world-class dining await you on Dublin holidays.
Warm Irish hospitality and exuberant nightlife makes the Irish capital perfect for action packed Dublin city breaks. If you’re new to the city, the Spire of Dublin which is just off the city’s main drag, O’Connell Street is the perfect place to start. The spire can be seen from all parts of the city, making it the perfect landmark to navigate by as you try to find your bearings in Dublin’s winding streets.
Visit the prestigious Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university across the River Liffey. At Trinity take time to visit the Old Library, it is home to the famous illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, crafted by monks more than 1,300 years ago. Continuing in a cultural vein, the university is close to the National Gallery of Ireland which houses some of Ireland’s priceless artifacts.
For Dublin’s best shopping head to O’Connell Street or pay the landmark George’s Street Arcade a visit where you will find a eccentric range of shops and market stalls alongside trendy cafes and restaurants.
You can’t shop on an empty stomach and the best place for a bite to eat is in authentic Irish pub where you can tuck into fresh, locally-sourced fare.
Naturally, no holidays to Dublin complete without a pint…or two…or three of Guinness, aka the ‘Black Stuff’, which you can sup on at the Guinness Storehouse. A tour is interactive meaning you can pour your own pint. The tour is world famous among Stout drinkers. Having had your fill, make a beeline for the Temple Bar district, by day it is Dublin’s arts district, by night it transforms into party central making Dublin perfect a wild weekend. Or spend an memorable evening at the oldest continuously operating pub, The Brazen Head, established in 1198 patrons have been entertained by storytellers and musicians as they drink and feast by candlelight for centuries.