Not surprisingly, it was difficult for me to choose the 5 Must See Places in Dublin. Should I choose the Zoo, or all the drinking things that we did? I stared at my computer screen for a good 10 minutes trying to decide what I was going write in the post (okay, I blame part of that on the fact that I was watching The Masters at the same time).
Jameson Whiskey Room
I was really surprised in Jameson Whiskey Room and tasting, I don’t like whiskey so I really didn’t think this would be something I would enjoy but it was part of our Dublin Pass so we felt like we had to give it a try.
I’m really happy we did too because the place was absolutely incredible. It was large, classy and super clean. On top of that, the tour was fantastic, our tour guide was so fun and gave us so much more information than we thought as well as not only the tasting but a voucher for a free drink! How cool was that? If I had to pick this or Guinness I would choose Jameson Whiskey Room.
Trinity College and Book of Kells
If you’re a reader like me, you have to go to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells and the Long Room, housing over 200,000 books, this is a bookworm’s dream.
St Patrick’s Cathedral
Like all European cities, you have to see at least one of their Cathedrals/Churches. The architecture is amazing and while you walk through the rooms and how intricate the Architecture was. It is always truly amazing to think how long it must have taken for these Cathedrals to be built and the way in which they have stood for so long. It’s when I go places like this that I realize how much history there is in the world.
Here’s how I feel about splurging on food when I’m on vacation, I don’t like it. However, Afternoon Tea is completely different. I mean, you’re not just getting food, you’re getting an experience. An experience that you can’t get anywhere but Europe and because of that it’s totally worth it.
While Dublin Castle really wasn’t one of my favorite things that we saw in the City, I added it to the list because of the historical significance of the Castle as well as the fact that you walk within the walls and realize that this is how royalty lives. I know that sounds cliche, but it’s true. It’s still used for fancy gatherings to this day and I find that remarkable. Not only would you get to see how royalty lives but you’ll realize you’re walking in the footsteps of them, of the Kings and Queens (like Queen Victoria and Elizabeth) of past and that in itself is awe-inspiring.
Bonus: Just walk around. Seriously, I know that sounds silly, but it’s always fun to just walk around a City and see things that you might not have had on the list. Dublin is super walk-able too so you can see