With St. Patrick’s Day this week, an Irish getaway seems fitting don’t you think?
The Republic of Ireland’s capital, Dublin is oozing with urban and historical charm, no wonder is has one of the fastest growing populations in Europe.
Founded as a city by the Vikings in 837, Dublin has seen many falls and rises from the English Civil War with the Gaelic Irish rebellion in the 1640’s to WW1 in 1916 with the city centre and Post Office Reduced to rubble.
Sail, Rail and air
It takes approximately 2 and a half hours crossing the Irish sea via ferry and flights from London lasting for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Where can I stay?
South side Dublin is home to fantastic accommodation, The Marker over looks Dublin’s Grand Canal offering 5* modern minimalistic style from the rooftop bar to the spa and wellness centre.
Fancy something with more historical value? The Merrion is a Georgian house packed with elegance and interior context of its historical life.
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From fine dining to pub lunches, you don’t have to venture far to find what you’re looking for!
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Fan of Guinness? you’ve certainly come to the right area, seeing as Ireland is home to the famous stout. The storehouse is open to the public, so you can find out its history, have a pint in one of their bars and even try obscure favours chocolate Guinness anyone?
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If you fancy, you can even enter a completion to stay at the top of the Guinness storehouse with 360 degree views of Dublin for the night of 24th April, find out more here.
Take a stroll around Phoenix park, home to Dublin zoo and a firm favourite of Beyoncé, one of the many celebrities snapped there.
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