Walking Tours to discover Dublin

Dublin's Gems: A Walking Tour

Oh, dear readers, strap on your most comfortable shoes, ready your cameras and prepare to roam the legendary streets of Dublin! We've curated three delightful walking routes - one short, one medium, a bit longer, and one for the more adventurous. Each will take you on a whirlwind tour through the city's rich tapestry of history, beauty, and charm. So, let's lace up and set off, shall we?

The Short Stride: Temple Bar to Trinity College (1 km | 0.62 miles | 20 minutes)

Begin your jaunt in the notoriously lively heart of Dublin, the Temple Bar area. Marvel at the candy-coloured pubs—the sound of traditional Irish music luring you in. Resisting the temptation to stop for a pint (or don't! Who am I to judge?), stroll past the thriving Meeting House Square Market and enjoy the aroma of fresh pastries and coffee. From there, wander a little north towards Trinity College. Imposing, isn't it? Its grandeur and architectural prowess make it a must-see.

The Medium Meander: St. Stephen’s Green to Grafton Street (2.5 km | 1.55 miles | 40 minutes)

Ah! Who doesn't love a good park stroll combined with a dash of shopping? Begin at the photogenic St Stephen's Green—a 22-acre park worthy of a postcard. After you've had your fill of greenery and possibly chased some ducks, head to the ritzy Grafton Street. Delight in the bustling street performers, high-end shops, and mouthwatering eateries. Don't forget to visit the beautifully ornate St Ann’s Church before you hit the end of this route.

The Lengthy Loop: Phoenix Park to Guinness Storehouse (6 km | 3.73 miles | 1.5 hours)

Ready for an epic walkabout, are we? Start at the sprawling Phoenix Park—Europe's largest enclosed urban park (seven times the size of New York's Central Park!). Saunter among the trees, deer and Victorian gardens before heading towards the western exit. Trek south along the River Liffey, meandering all the way to the Guinness Storehouse. Entry isn't free, but good golly, the view from the Gravity Bar atop the building is worth the price of a pint! Here’s to Dublin, and here's to us, my dear walking wanderers!

Remember, these times are approximations, not to mention—how often do we really stick to the plan on holidays, eh? Enjoy the journey, soak up the atmosphere, and feel free to get lost in the timeless beauty of Dublin. Happy walking!