Dublin Region, Ireland -- as the capital and largest city in beautiful Ireland -- has a lot to offer visitors. For international visitors, Dublin may conjure up images of leprechauns and Guinness -- and if that’s the case, then you won’t be disappointed. Even though Dublin has much more to it than this, you are still able to indulge in Irish stereotypes while in the city. The National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland is based in Dublin. Here you can explore Irish folklore and mythology to your heart’s content.
If a tasty tipple is more your style, you need to get your mouth around a pint of Guinness. While obviously, you could just head down to most pubs and get an authentic drop, you should also venture over to the Guinness Storehouse -- this brewery will give you a tour, teaching you all about the brewing process of the iconic drink. If you want to check off a few more breweries and bars while in town, worth a go are the John Jameson Distillery, Brannigan’s Bar, and The Porterhouse Brewing Company.
The Dublin Region’s natural scenery is simply breathtaking, and to not thoroughly explore it while visiting the area would be a fool’s move. Within close proximity to Dublin there are a number of places to consider. Take a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher for a view you won’t believe. You could also take a tour of Blarney Castle and Cork, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, or Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Some of the area has been used to film the addictively popular TV series "Game Of Thrones", so if you’re a fan, there’s even more reason to explore the surrounds. You can even take a tour that specifically takes you to all the filming locations if that’s something you’re interested in.
In Dublin, there are also a number of museums and monuments, which tell the story of the city’s rich past. These include the Irish Whiskey Museum, The Famine Sculpture, the monument to Oscar Wilde, and the Dublin Writers Museum.
There are many Dublin Region, Ireland hostels available at a range of price points. However, as Dublin is a popular tourist destination and on some occasions it can get really busy, booking a Dublin Region, Ireland hostel in advance is recommended, particularly if you’re on a budget are aiming to secure the cheapest hostel price possible.
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I have not only visited Dublin but I've lived there for a year. And all I can say is: It's a great city! Yes, it is a bit more expensive than other European metropolitan areas, but at the same time you won't find nicer people, more fun and better accommodation anywhere else in the world. The Irish are nice folks; …