Dublin City Tourist Attractions

Planning a visit to Ireland? Make sure you find time to visit Dublin!

Do you have some time to visit Dublin City before a flight or have some time to kill during a layover in Dublin? Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport provides an excellent base while you explore all that is on offer in the capital. The hotel is located just outside the hustle and bustle of the city but close to all major public transport links which makes it so convenient to explore the sights, engage in a spot of shopping or indulge yourself with our great Irish hospitality. Whether traveling alone or with family and friends, Dublin has a lot to offer. If you need any help in planning your visit, we are always on hand to offer friendly advice and recommendations. Check out some of Dublin City’s top tourist attractions and plan your trip from Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport.

Top family attractions

Dublin Zoo

Kids and grown-ups alike love a trip to Dublin Zoo located in Phoenix Park, only 25 minutes from Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport. See exotic animals from all over the world and why not combine this with a picnic in the park and you have the perfect family day out.

The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres) is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city and home to Dublin Zoo.

National Aquatic Centre

Have a splashing time at the National Aquatic Centre. Serious swimmers will adore the 50m pool while Aqua Zone is a world of fun with flumes galore, lazy river, surfing and even a pirate ship! AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre is located just 20 minutes drive from the hotel, it is the perfect place for a fun getaway for families

Well known Dublin City attractions

Guinness Storehouse

Located in the heart of St James Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse offers an interactive tour that takes you through the story of Guinness and how it is made. The Storehouse is very interactive: you can even learn how to pull the own perfect pint or join the Taste Experience to sample some of the different types of Guinness. It is a must see tourist attraction whilst visiting Dublin!

Many public transport services travel from Dublin Airport to the city centre where a connecting bus, Luas tram or taxi can take you within minutes to the iconic Guinness Storehouse.

Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11.30am to 7.00pm (last entry 5.00pm) and Friday to Saturday from 11.30am to 9.30pm (last entry 8.00pm). Pre-booking is essential via their website for up to 6 visitors and you can select a time slot to visit.

Book of Kells

The beautifully illuminated manuscript was written around the year 800AD by Irish monks and later buried in Kells to hide it from the Vikings. After being eventually rediscovered, it was deposited for safe keeping in Trinity College Dublin in 1653 where it resides to this day. Located in the magnificent Old Library building, the Book of Kells the exhibition explores the fascinating process the monks used to produce these manuscripts.

The National Gallery of Ireland

Take time to discover new favourite artists amongst the 12,500 pieces as you view works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet. The National Gallery of Ireland hosts a busy calendar of temporary exhibitions. Located on Kildare Street in Dublin city centre, catch one of the frequent bus services from the airport.

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