Founded by Vikings on Ireland's east coast in the province of Leinster, Dublin is bordered by the Wicklow Mountains to the South and sits at the mouth of the River Liffey.
While its Viking heritage has been largely stripped away, traces of its rich history can still be found in its medieval castles, ancient cathedrals and stunning 18th century architecture that stretches back to a time when this Georgian city was the pride of the British Empire.
Dublin Airport (DUB) can be found just north of the City in the county of Fingal. HQ to Ireland's flagship carrier Aer Lingus and low-cost airline Ryanair, flights from the UK can cost peanuts, particularly if you're packing light, and take just over an hour from London.
While an Irish Coffee might be your go-to for an after dinner downer, the more traditional variety has become more and more popular over the years, with many young patrons looking for informal meeting spots and pop-up work spaces. When it comes to the culinary arts, a French influence was and still is ever present, but with 5 restaurants now sharing 6 Michelin stars, its clear to see local chefs using local influences to take on the restaurant world, and doing a fine job.
Dublin's climate see's cool summers, mild winters and a typical lack of any major temperature extremes with high's ranging between 8°C and 20°C throughout the year. While May and June offer the most sun, October is the wettest month and February the driest, though rainfall tends to be quite evenly distributed throughout the year.
A trip to Dublin couldn't be complete without a visit to one of its 1000's of pubs. From traditional taverns to the more modern popup, wine bar or brasserie, Dublin thrives on the communal spirit that floats around and touches everyone who takes a pew with a tall pint of black gold - Guinness.
From Dublin Castle to the Spire of Dublin, the night life of Temple Bar to its historical markets and shopping districts, there's so much to do and see in Dublin. Isn't it time you booked your next trip?
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