Dublin, Ireland is known for its extraordinary buildings, welcoming culture, and of course, Guinness.
If you’re planning a weekend trip to Dublin, you might be wondering what some of the must-see sights are.
There are numerous sights to see across the city of Dublin, but it’s impossible to see them all in two days. As such, we’ve managed to narrow down our favourite sights to just five locations.
Some of the best sights to see in two days in Dublin, Ireland, include but are not limited to:
- Temple Bar
- The Old Library at Trinity College
- National Museum of Ireland
- Guinness Storehouse
- Dublin Castle
1. Temple Bar
When visiting Dublin for two days, Temple Bar should be on top of your sightseeing list.
Despite the name, Temple Bar is actually an area of central Dublin, Ireland. Known for its cobblestone streets, nightlife, live folk music, and The Temple Bar Pub dating all the way back to 1840, the area is teeming with Irish culture.
Whether you’re looking for a restaurant, music, or a night on the town, Temple Bar is not one to miss on a trip to Dublin.
2. The Old Library At Trinity College
If you’re a fan of stunning architecture and books, another must-see in Dublin is the Old Library at Trinity College.
Found in the heart of Dublin, the library dates all the way back to the 18th century and is truly like stepping back through time.
Home to the Book of Kells, and welcoming visitors seven days a week, the library is a great place to spend a quiet afternoon.
At Yellow Moon Tours, we offer a variety of private tours, including our Iconic Dublin private tour and our Dublin – Spirit and Soul tour.
These tours offer you the opportunity to explore the stomping ground of Ireland’s greatest writers and home of the extraordinary Book of Kells at Trinity College, whilst also allowing you to see a range of other sights across the city all in one day.
If you’d like to book one of our private tours of Dublin or Ireland, be sure to get in touch with a member of our team today.
3. National Museum Of Ireland
There are three museums to choose from in the city of Dublin itself, including Natural History, Decorative Arts & History, and Archaeology depending on what piques your interest the most.
Admission to all four sites, including the Country Life museum is free, making them an affordable option for families and large groups alike, although the latter is not based in Dublin.
4. Guinness Storehouse
The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the entire city, with people travelling from all over the world to experience it.
For those who don’t know, Guinness is an Irish dry stout, originating in Arthur Guinness’ brewery in Dublin in 1959 and is easily Ireland’s most famous beer.
So, whether you’re a fan of stout or just want to experience the tour, the Guinness Storehouse is a memorable choice if you’re stuck for inspiration on how to spend two days in Dublin.
5. Dublin Castle
Last, but not least, you can’t visit Dublin without taking a trip to Dublin Castle.
Dating back to the early thirteenth century, Dublin Castle has been a key tourist attraction for decades.
Renowned for its architecture and history, tickets cost €8.00 for adults, €6.00 for seniors and students, and €4.00 for 12 to 17-year-olds.
Children under the age of 12 have free entry, and you can also get a family ticket for €20 if you’d prefer, with tickets available to purchase on the day.
We hope that this article has given you a wider perspective on some of the best sights to see in Dublin in two days.