6 must visit hotspots in Dublin

Dublin: it’s as known for its thriving cultural scene as it is for its iconic bars; it offers museums, galleries and restaurants in equal measure and is considered to be the jewel in Ireland’s emerald crown. If you’re choosing to learn English in Dublin – you’re making one of the best decisions you’ve ever made. Especially if you come and study at our English language school in Dublin (well we had to say that!)

Yet with so much to see, do and be experienced, it’s pretty likely that you’ll feel overwhelmed with choices. So here’s our pick of the best Dublin hotspots (and don’t worry – if you check these beauties off of your list pretty quickly then we have a lot more where they came from).

1 – The National Aquatic Centre

National Aquatic Centre in Dublin

This venue is known as one of the most exciting water parks in the whole of Europe – and with good reason, too. Here you’ll find rides for the most determined of adrenaline junkies, as well as experiences that will see you flying through the air. It also boasts a gym, diving pool and leisure pool.

2 – The National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland

If you’d quite happily describe yourself as a culture vulture then the National Gallery of Ireland makes for a must visit. Here you can peruse in-excess of 2,600 paintings, as well as more than 10,000 other works that include drawings, paintings and sculptures. Safe to say then that this is one trip that could very well span over the course of a week.

3 – The Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse

No trip to Ireland would be complete without visiting the home of this isle’s native drink. We talk, of course, of Guinness.

4 – The Science Gallery of Trinity College

Science Gallery in Dublin

If your lust for knowledge goes beyond art and culture, then you may want to take a trip to the innovative Science Gallery at Trinity College. This first-of-a-kind attraction combines the realm of science with the world of art – and it does so beautifully. What makes this all the more exciting is that they never showcase the same features for long – and are always changing their exhibitions to be up-to-date with the happenings in the world of science.

5 – Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park in Dublin

If you’re a lover of nature and the great outdoors then you can’t go far wrong with visiting Phoenix Park (although if it’s a rainy day then you may want to re-schedule!).

6 – Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin

There are many iconic religious buildings to be explored in Dublin, yet Christ Church Cathedral serves as one of the longest standing. Visiting this beautiful Cathedral allows you to explore its many rare manuscripts and historic artefacts, as well as the impressive collections of gold and silverware that are housed under its ancient roof.

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photo credit: Guiness Storehouse via photopin (license)

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