The Temple Bar district in Dublin Ireland for travel blog Brads Backpack

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My Hotel Stay:
Wren Urban Nest Hotel – This beautiful hotel is right in the middle of Dublin (and more importantly directly opposite the Temple Bar District). The rooms are cosy and stylish, perfect for a solo break or a couples getaway.

Top 3 Activities in Dublin:
Guinness Storehouse – No visit to Dublin is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. Visit St. James Gate and learn all about how Arthur Guinnesses creation became a culturual icon
Temple Bar District – Good food, good friends, good music, the three things that make any good night out can be found right here. Visit this district and its wonderfulyl quirky Temple Bar.
St. Stephens Green – Sometimes all you want is to lie down in the grass and enjoy the sun. St. Stephens Green is a beautiful park to relax in, especially if you grab a picnic from the nearby shops.

The capital city of the Republic of Ireland. This stunning city is known for its fantastic scenery, its music culture, and of course Guinness. Dublin is the perfect place to visit for a city break and there’s something to offer for anyone here. If you want to stretch your legs in nature then you’re just a short train ride away from rolling hills and some of the best hikes Europe has on offer. For the history buffs, there’s a story around each corner and inside every building. And for those simply seeking to get away from it all, you’re spoilt for choice for bars and restaurants.

You can visit Dublin for as long as you like, but for me travelling from London, it’s the ideal location for a weekend away. With flights from London taking just under an hour and a half, it’s the perfect flight time. I could leave early in the morning and arrive with enough time to enjoy your day. I know fellow travellers who have booked an early morning flight with their return flight home that same evening. Although this may only be suitable for the mega-organised among us (so that excludes me).

I stayed at the Wren Nest Hotel, which turned out to be the perfect location. Everything I had arranged to do ended up being conveniently within a 30-minute walk. But if I wanted to head out further then public transport was easily accessible too. I loved this hotel, the rooms are a tad on the small side as they are very compact, but for just myself it was perfect.

No visit to Dublin is complete without a pint of Guinness, and the best place to do that is the Guinness Storehouse itself. You will not get a more perfect pint than from here. But if you decide that’s not for you, then there’s always the Temple Bar District. Here you can spoil yourself for choice with amazing bars, where each one offers amazing food, great drinks, and incredible musicians.

Like any great city, there’s more to Dublin than bars and music. For those who want to explore history, the Book of Kell’s would be the perfect place to visit. With the famous long library included this is a beautiful historic building. If you still want history and you are fortunate enough to have a bit of sun, take a look at St Stephen’s Green. Here you can not only surround yourself with beautiful flowers but also enjoy a picnic. You can also take a stroll and view the statues, allowing you to read and learn all about Irish history.

You can read in-depth about my activities exploring Dublin using the links below. Hopefully, they will provide you with inspiration for your own trip! 

Dublin Guides

Link to St Stephens Green in Dublin
Link to the Guinness Storehouse
Link to the Temple Bar District Travel Guide in Dublin Ireland

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