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Best places in Dublin to hang out like a local

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Booking.com locals show you the the best places to hang out in Dublin. For these locals, top places in Dublin include the secluded Iveagh Gardens, the beautiful Irish Museum of Modern Art, and the wild Dublin Zoo.

Ireland’s culture-rich capital offers endless things to do, with over 1,000 pubs and a multitude of must-see sights such as the beautiful old library and Book of Kells at Trinity College. With the centre being relatively small in size, the best of Dublin can be easily explored on foot. A visit to the Guinness Storehouse offers a fascinating insight into one of the city’s most famous exports, with the on-site bar offering sweeping views over the skyline and plenty of opportunities to taste ‘the black stuff’.

The charming cobbled streets are also sprinkled with a variety of museums, monuments and galleries such as the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin City Gallery and Dublin Castle. If you want to delve even deeper into the city’s past, walking tours are held on most days and some are even free.

When evening falls, many flock to the lively area of Temple Bar which hosts a huge variety of traditional pubs and bars. However, it can get overcrowded with tourists at night-time so you may want to venture to another part of town such as Grafton Street for a more authentic Irish pub experience.

Dublin Airport is located about ten kilometres from the city centre, with an express bus service running between the two locations every 15 minutes.

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