There are a number of wonderful guided Dublin tours available for visitors to this beautiful city. This offers you the chance to explore the city and find out more about the history and culture of Ireland. Guided Dublin tours are a great idea for newcomers as this is an easy way for you to get around and see all the very best sights.
Why Tour Dublin?
Dublin is an old city thought to have been founded as long as 2,000 years ago. Dublin has a rich and turbulent past and you can find many fine examples of historic buildings and sights throughout the city. There is plenty of evidence of Ireland’s past and Dublin tours can take you through different ages including Viking, Norman and British rule.
If you are interested in medieval architecture then Dublin tours are ideal. There are many medieval buildings in the Temple Bar area and you can explore these with Dublin tours.
Dublin had some enchanting cobbled streets and narrow passages ways which follow the same plans as the medieval streets they replaced.
There are also two remaining sections of the original medieval city walls at St Audoen’s Church (including the only surviving city gate) and also the Cornmarket which is nearby.
The Christchurch Cathedral is stunning example of medieval architecture and the oldest building in Dublin dating back to 1030.
The City Hall is another impressive building and dates back to 1769. There are some lovely Georgian features to enjoy including the pretty courtyards and stunning interiors. The City Hall also offers some interested exhibits through the year including ‘Dublin’s City Hall: The Story of the Capital’ which takes visitors on a trip through the history of the city from settlement to modern times.
Another popular stop on Dublin tours is the Chester Beatty Library. This is one of the premier museums in Europe and offers a fine collection of artistic treasures from all around the world. This is also a very important library that houses important historic books and documents including Egyptian papyrus texts and beautifully illuminated manuscripts from medieval and renaissance periods.
Dublin is famous for its hospitality and social scene and so tours can also take you to historic pubs and inns such as the Brazen head. This is thought to be the oldest pub in Ireland and dates back to 1198. Here you can find many treats including live Irish folk music, great food, a wide range of beverages and an amazing atmosphere full of the history and culture of Dublin.
Dublin tours offer a great way to enjoy the rich history and culture of this beautiful city. You can explore historic buildings, museums and amazing locations all with fascinating commentary from experience guides.