10 Best Things You Must Not Miss in Dublin, Dublin Best Destinations, Europe Best Destiantions

Dublin, Ireland is known for its hospitality, its proud heritage, and its many modern amenities as well. Here are ten great things to do and see when in Dublin.

1.    Dublin Castle
The Normans, who invaded Dublin in 1169, first made their own fortifications on the site of Dublin Castle. King John of England expanded the structure in 1204. Dublin Castle features crystal chandeliers and elaborate painted ceilings.

2.    Christ Church Cathedral
This building, dating to 1038, was built by King Sitric Silkenbeard, the Danish Viking King of Dublin. Christ Church Cathedral is one of two medieval cathedrals in Dublin, the other being St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

3.    Trinity College
Trinity College is Dublin’s oldest university, built in 1592. Besides producing alumni including Jonathon Swift, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett, it is also home to the famous Book of Kells which is an illuminated edition of the Christian Gospels that dates to the 9th century. Originally featuring a valuable jeweled cover, the book’s manuscript was left behind by invading Vikings in 1007.

4.    Guinness Storehouse
This top tourist attraction was reopened in 2000 and features tours, history of the famous beverage, and even a pod cast of an audio tour of the facility. Read more