The capital of Ireland, Dublin is known for its historic buildings, broad avenues, and colorful characters. After you have flights to Dublin booked for your group, you may want to consider getting a Dublin car rental to explore the city.
Driving In and Around Dublin
Dublin Airport is about ten kilometers from the city center, and if you stay at one of the Dublin hotels, you'll be within walking or driving distance of many sights. You can visit the National Gallery and Museum, or St. Patrick's Cathedral. If you'd love to try one of Ireland's most famous products, the Guinness Storehouse is open for regular tours. It closes promptly at 6 p.m., though, so you may want to leave your van at the hotel or appoint a designated driver. With Dublin car rentals, you'll be able to drive to Dame and Grafton Streets where Trinity College stands. The Trinity College Library contains the Book of Kells, a beautiful illustrated manuscript dating from the 8th century. For shopping, Henry Street and Grafton Street are great destinations.
Exploring Historic Dublin
With car rentals in Dublin, you'll be able to spend less time walking and more time vacationing. For a relaxing lunch with the locals, St. Stephen's Green is a great option. At Merrion Square, you can enjoy stunning flowers, and you'll be a short walk away from the Grand Canal. Phoenix Park is a large community green space, and it's where you'll find the Dublin Zoo. The park was first established in 1662, and it contains more than 1700 acres of history and beauty. The park is home to the President's residence, as well as several other historic monuments and buildings.
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