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St Patricks CathedralDublin Ireland Top 10 Attractions – Dublin’s sightseeing attractions are numerous. Nonetheless, there are some very popular sightseeing attractions, which are highly recommended visits. Check out the following list for our top 10 attractions in Dublin.

1. A beer lovers dream, make sure you pay a visit to The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and sample some of the lovely black stuff!

2. Dublin Castle is a must see for all new visitors. It really is a Palace!

3. The Phoenix Park in Dublin is the biggest walled park in Europe and has everything from wild deer to football pitches.

4. Temple Bar is one of the city's oldest areas; the once rundown buildings in this maze of streets are today the hyperactive entertainment and eating hub of Dublin. Don’t forget to check it out.

5. Built in 1864, the National Gallery houses many collections. It has works of art by Ireland’s artist, Jack Yeats, as well as Lavery, Orpen, O'Conor, Osborne and Leech.

6. Situated within Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is a great day out for the whole family and has over 700 animals and tropical birds

7. Shopping, shopping and more shopping. Don’t forget to visit all of Dublin’s Famous shopping streets such as Grafton Street and O'Connell Street.

8. For a look into Dublin’s history a trip to Trinity College is a must, where you will find the home of Dublin's biggest attraction, the Book of Kells.

9. Built in 1795, in Kilmainham Jail Irish heroes were imprisoned including Charles Stewart Parnell, Robert Emmet, Eamon de Valera, Padraig Pearse and James Connolly.

10. St Patricks Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland. There are many religious and military artefacts, Ireland's largest organ, and statues of Jonathan Swift and Douglas Hyde, Ireland's first President to see there.

The Dublin Guinness Storehouse
Described as heaven by all beer lovers the Guinness Storehouse is a must see for everyone visiting Dublin. It is a mixture of sophisticated exhibits and historical artifacts, spread over a number of fascinating floors. The best part of the Storehouse tour is the rooftop Gravity Bar, where you are treated to a complimentary pint of the black stuff, and I guarantee you’ll need it after trekked all the way to the top! Once there though you can sit back, relax and admire the panoramic views it has to offer of Dublin.

At the Guinness Storehouse, you'll discover all there is to know about the world famous beer. It's a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago. Founded by Arthur Guinness in 1759, St James' Gate brews a gob-smacking 450 million litres of Guinness per year, 4 million pints per day are consumed in Ireland alone. Arthur Guinness developed the St James’s Gate Brewery into the most famous brewery in the world. It really is the home, heart & soul of Guinness.

The Guinness Storehouse has its own gift shop, where you are bound to find a small memento or more extravagant gift to remind you of the whole experience. The centre is open from 9.30am to 5.00pm, seven days a week, all year round. In July & August it stays open later from 9.30am to 8.00pm. For more information call +353 (1) 408 4800 or visit.

Dublin Castle - Ireland
Dublin Castle was built on the orders of King John in the early 13th century, and can be more correctly described as a palace. Of the original Anglo-Norman fortress built on the Viking foundations, only the Record Tower remains. The most fascinating part of the castle is underground - recent flooding in the castle prompted excavations of the former Powder Tower, which revealed a chunk of the old city walls and moat.

The site has been occupied over the ages and modified to suit its ever-changing functions. All the historic buildings have been restored and Dublin Castle is now fully integrated into Irish society. It now plays host to European Union Presidencies, Heads of State, and leaders of business, industry and government. It is also a major tourist attraction and citizens of all nations experience the varied facilities and the unique historic layers revealed throughout the complex - from the Medieval Tower to the world treasures of the Chester Beatty Library and from the Viking Defence Bank to the splendid State Apartments.

Guided tours of all parts of Dublin Castle are available or if you wish you can just wonder round outside and look at this amazing building. It’s open to tourists Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and On Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.

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