A couple of weeks ago myself and Clint went to Dublin for the weekend. We went for Clints 27th birthday. Neither of us had been to Dublin before but I had researched things to do whilst we were there so we had a very busy weekend planned.
We arrived on the Thursday night so headed straight for our hotel which was quite far out of the city center however they have a tram which we took to our hotel. The next morning we headed into the city and had some breakfast. We just went to a little help yourself place which was quick and easy so we were ready to start our day! We started off by getting tickets for a sightseeing hop on and off bus so we could get around and find out where the main attractions were, we got off at Dublin Zoo as this is a little out the way so we thought we would do this first!
The zoo was about 16 euro each and it was massive. At first I thought it seemed small but there was loads to see. I got to see penguins!! We had a lovely time at the zoo! it's really big and a great value for money we spent a good couple of hours here!
After the Zoo we headed to the Guinness Storehouse which was another popular attraction that we had planned to visit. It's a self guided tour of the storehouse, inside you find out all about Guinness and you even get to pour your own pint! You get a complimentary pint included in the ticket price!
This was 18 euro on the door however you do save 10% if you book online, the queue was quite long however there was no queue for people with tickets so i'd recommend getting your tickets online.
After this we had a little walk around and ended up in a shopping center we found a cute burger place called rockets which did amazing burgers, and we had fries covered in bacon and cheese it was so good. We then headed for Temple Bar which i'd heard was supposed to have really good live bands and a great atmosphere and it didn't disapoint. It was so so busy but we found a seat in the beer garden. There was a great atmosphere The drinks were really expensive we paid about 18 euro for two drinks. But we had a great evening,
The next day we got up early and had a cheeky mcdonalds breakfast. The weather was amazing so we had a walk around and ended up at a park so we got ourselves an icecream and sat down in the park. It was such a gorgeous day so it was really busy. We had a wonder around and went into some of the shops. Primark in Dublin is amazing so much better than here in Birmingham.
We went to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner and then went to a few little bars and pubs and had some drinks before heading back to the hotel. This was the day that the results of the marriage referendum were announced aswell so everyone was so happy and chilled out! we went down to the castle but it was so busy so we couldn't get in.
On our last day we got up and checked out early so we could make the most of our last day. We had to get the bus to the airport so wanted to make sure we had plenty of time so we didn't miss our flight.
We got up and went for a proper irish fry up, we ended up in a cute bar that was really fancy.
Then we made our way to Dublin Castle so we could see it properly as we didn't get to see it the day before. Then we went for a cake and a cuppa in this cute little cafe it was lovely!
Finally we went to check out the timetable for the bus and right by the stop was a waxworks so we thought we would go inside. It was 12 euro each, I have to say I wasn't impressed I didn't know most of the waxworks and the ones I did know were abit naff, they didn't look realistic at all but it was still a good laugh.
We had the most amazing weekend in Dublin, i'd recommend it for a weekend away. It's quite expensive so wouldn't say its a cheap getaway but theres loads to do if you like to walk around and sightsee!