County Dublin Travel Tips
Enjoy Great Irish Hospitality at Dublin Vacation Rentals
The Green Isle is one of the most welcoming tourist destinations. This is evident in the many vacation homes there. It’s not uncommon to find a welcome basket with a few basic supplies of fresh milk, bread, butter and fruit on your arrival. In addition, the bookshelves are often stocked with travel guides and tourist information of the area. This type of hospitality makes you never want to leave. Many vacation apartments are located near major tourist attractions in Dublin. This makes sightseeing convenient and affords you an opportunity to really immerse yourself in the local culture.
Getting to Dublin
Dublin International Airport is approximately 12 kilometers from the city center. There is a regular bus schedule out to the airport. Taxis also run 24 hours a day to provide airport transfers. There are international flight connections from most North American and European Airlines that arrive on a daily basis. Many of Europe’s low cost, no frills airlines have great deals for flights into Dublin. Look into these when planning your travels. It may work out to be more cost effective for you to route via London or incorporate another European destination in your travels.
Another way to get to Dublin is on a Ferry from the United Kingdom. There are fast and regularly scheduled ferries that operate between Dublin and various ports within the UK. Dublin Port is only a few minutes from the city center and can be accessed on foot, by bus or by taxi. Dun Laoghaire Harbor is just a few miles south of the city. You can get there from Dublin city by train to connect with the ferry service. The harbor is also just 16 miles from the international airport. Busses and taxis provide transfers between the two.
Once in Dublin, there is an extensive rail and bus transport network which makes getting around very easy. The Light Rail Transit System provides transportation to the areas surrounding Dublin. Travel passes are available and more cost effective than buying individual tickets. You can find out more details from the local train stations or tourist information offices.
Things to see and do Near Dublin Cottages
A good way to orientate yourself in Dublin is to go on a bus or walking tour of the city when you arrive. This will give you a good overview of the major sites and provide a base from which you can do more exploring on your own. Dublin’s rich history and culture are exhibited in unique ways in a variety of art galleries and museums. Ancient artifacts, pictures, and stories that go back centuries can be discovered in the museums.
No visit to Ireland is complete without a stop in at a traditional Irish pub. Sample the local ale or taste some fine Irish whisky. Mingling with the locals, the evening is sure to be festive. Dublin also has some excellent restaurants. You can choose from traditional fare to international cuisine and enjoy a great night out.
Dublin’s has some fine examples of architecture. Many of the city's prominent buildings are built in the Georgian style. A little way out of the city you can visit ancient castles dating back to medieval times and hear about the legends of the land.
Dublin is a great city for shopping. There are several shopping districts and information on them can be obtained from your local travel guide. European style and great deals make this a shopper’s paradise.
Best Time of Year to Visit Dublin
In any season, you are likely to encounter rain in Dublin. That is what makes Ireland such a beautifully green country. The summer months are the most popular tourist season as the milder temperatures make getting around and sightseeing much easier.