The 10 BEST tourist attractions in Dublin according to TripAdvisor (2019)

Dublin is a
vibrant city and the capital of the island of Ireland. Small in size but
packing quite the punch, Dublin marries old-world charm with an air
contemporary coolness.

While Ireland is often associated with traditional music, pints of the “black stuff” (aka Guinness), rolling green hills and grazing sheep, there are also tonnes of tourist attractions well worth visiting.

intersperse the abovementioned typical
Irish sights, here are the ten top-rated tourist attractions in Dublin,
according to TripAdvisor – a world-leading international review and travel

Guinness Storehouse – the iconic tour

Credit: Sinead McCarthy

Located in the original Guinness brewery at St James’s Gate in Dublin 8 is the Guinness Storehouse, a part-working brewery, part-museum experience that just so happens to be one of the biggest tourist attractions in all of Dublin city.

crowds by the dozen daily, this interactive experience gives its visitors a unique look into the world behind the iconic
gates at the Guinness brewery. You’ll even get to pour your own pint, too!

AddressSt James’s Gate, Dublin 8

9. Trinity
College – Dublin’s architectural emblem


Located on College Green in the beating heart of Dublin city is Trinity College. This world-leading university has been an emblem of Dublin since its inception in 1592.

university is rich in neo-classical design and sprawls over green grounds and
impressive courtyards in the centre of a buzzing city.

It is also
home to a series of museums, performance spaces and it even houses the Book of
Kells, an ancient Christian manuscript which dates all the way back to 800AD.

AddressCollege Green, Dublin 2

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum – for the past


This is eight on the list of Dublin’s top-rated tourist attractions, according to TripAdvisor.

Located in
the suburb of Glasnevin, not far from Dublin city, this cemetery offers public
tours and as well as permanent exhibits in the museum space.

attraction is key for those looking to
gain a little further insight into Dublin’s history and the 1916 rising.

AddressFinglas Road Glasnevin, Dublin, D11 PA00

7. Teeling
Whiskey Distillery – for the new-whiskey


Located in Dublin 8, this whiskey distillery is of one of Ireland’s leading, inherently local whiskey products: Teelings.

The museum
is a massive tourist-attraction too, according to TripAdvisor, who have listed
the distillery as seventh on its list.

With fully
guided tours daily, visitors get a rare opportunity to see behind the curtain
at Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

Address13-17 Newmarket, The Liberties, Dublin 8, D08

6. Phoenix
Park – for nature


Not far from Dublin’s city centre is Phoenix Park, the largest enclosed city park in Europe.

endless green fields, unlimited trials and walks, the Dublin Zoo and Áras an
Uachtaráin (the President of Ireland’s residence), there are tonnes of sights
in this mega-park.

Come by at
dawn or dusk and see wild deer grazing at twilight! Picnics are advised – you
can thank us later.

AddressPhoenix Park, Dublin 8

5. EPIC,
The Irish Emigration Museum – for pride


EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is awarded at the fifth top-rated tourist destination in Dublin, according to TripAdvisor’s list.

This is one
of the newer museums on the Dublin scene and has been turning heads and selling
tickets since its inception.

The hugely
immersive and interactive experience offers visitors a chance to trace
Ireland’s diaspora and their impact across the globe.

AddressCHQ, Custom House Quay, Dublin, D01 T6K4

4. The
Little Museum of Dublin – the all-rounder

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This people’s museum is located in a charming and quaint 18th-century Georgian townhouse opposite St. Stephen’s Green.

There are
multiple exhibits in this space including one dedicated to the 1916 rising and
Ireland’s fight for independence, as well as the historic visit of  John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the
United States, to Dublin.

Address15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

3. Irish
Whiskey Museum – for location


Sitting on the bottom of Grafton Street, in the heart of Dublin city is the Irish Whiskey Museum. This makes for a great addition to a day of sightseeing in the city, due to its central location – it is literally opposite Trinity College.

The museum
offers guided tours and tastings into the libation of a nation which is
celebrated worldwide.

Address119 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 E620

Kilmainham Gaol – for the 1916 rising


Located on the outskirts of Dublin city is Kilmainham Gaol, a city-gaol bursting at the seams with history and character.

The guided
tours are some of the most sought-after in the city, so make sure to book in
advance. Kilmainham Gaol is massively significant in Ireland’s fight for

AddressInchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 RK28

1. Jameson
Distillery Bow St. – for old-whiskey


Sitting in first place on this list of Dublin’s top-rated tourist attractions, according to TripAdvisor, is the Jameson Distillery on Bow Street.

Nestled on a side street in Smithfield – one of Dublin’s most upcoming neighbourhoods – the Jameson Distillery offers daily tours which trace the iconic brand’s history, with a few tastings along the way.

AddressBow St, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7

Dive in and explore the city like a local.

Read our tips on where to go, what to do and what not to miss…

In compact Dublin, you can easily cover a lot of ground on your own

From nocturnal pub crawling (for educational purposes) to high-adrenaline outdoor activities to fun family-friendly pursuits, choices abound.

You might start with the capital’s supremo tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse. Most people do.

Prefer being under the watchful eye of a knowledgeable guide?

There are tons of tours – walking, traveling by bicycle or bus, amphibious vehicle or horse-drawn cart…or even by boat or kayak.

However you choose to get about, you can also experience the true spirit of traditional Irish culture and history through architecture, dance, storytelling, music, theatre, museums and galleries.

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