Founded in 841, Dublin was originally settled by Vikings amongst a population of Celtic tribes. In the 9th century the Danes captured Dublin and had control until 1171 when they were expelled by King Henry II of England. By the 14th century the king of England controlled Dublin and the nearby area referred to as “the Pale”.
Dublin Tourist Attractions
• Guinness Storehouse, The exhibition is interesting and is self-guided. The exhibition works its way upwards from the ground floor and culminates at the seventh floor Gravity Bar, which has great views over Dublin and forms the head of the giant pint of Guinness formed by the atrium. Outside, tourists will encounter horse drawn carriages for hire.
• National Botanic Gardens, The Gardens, 19.5 hectares on the south bank of the Tolka contain many attractive features including an arboretum, sensory garden, rock garden and burren area, large pond, extensive herbaceous borders, and annual display of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding.
• St. Patrick's Cathedral, Built between 1220 and 1260 the Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. Today St. Patrick is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and is still the largest cathedral in Ireland.
• National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and be magically transported back in time. Take time at The Treasury and see examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Gaze in wonder at the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe, which is to be found in Or - Ireland's Gold.
On Cheapfaresnow.com, you can easily find cheap flights to Dublin . Fly with your favorite airlines in lowest price guarantee. Book in advance and you can save up to 75% on airfares to Dublin!