Located in the heart of St. James Gate, The Guinness Storehouse is one of Irelands most popular tourist attractions. A once brewery is now an educational museum. Seven stories filled with interactive experiences. The best part? A complimentary pint of Guinness with a 360 degree-view of Dublin.
Trinity College is Irelands highest ranked University and is a popular attraction due to its history and stunning architecture. You will find the old library building here which is home to one of Ireland's greatest cultural treasures ' The Book of Kells'. You can also visit the Long Room which is home to 255,000 of Ireland’s oldest books and historical documents.
Dublin's secret gardens and just a 10 minute walk away from The Grafton Hotel. The Iveagh gardens boasts a diverse collection of landscape features which include a yew maze, rustic grottos, a rosarium and archery grounds. A perfect spot for a summer picnic.
With history dating back to the Viking Age, Dublin Castle is a must visit for fans of Irish history. Once a medieval castle it is now a place for presidential inaugurations, official state visits, and other events. Guided tours and self guided tours are available. Make sure to check out the incredible paintings throughout your tour.
Once a prison that held some of the most famous political and military leaders, now a major museum. Kilmainham Gaol gives a disturbing insight to visitors of what it was like to be confined in a prison in Ireland. It is not appropriate for children due to its dark nature.
The National Gallery
More than 15,000 works of art are housed in the National Gallery. You may spend a day wandering through the numerous collections, including their national collection, which includes several well-known Irish artworks.
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral is one of Dublin’s oldest buildings. Dating nearly back 1000 years, it has remained an important place of pilgrimage. It is well known for the ringing of its great bells, holding a world record for the number of bells available for full-circle ringing.
St. Stephens Green
Dublin's secret gardens and just a 10 minute walk away from The Grafton Hotel. The Iveagh gardens boasts a diverse collection of landscape features which include a yew maze, rustic grottos, a rosarium and archery grounds. Make sure to check the weather forecast before planning your visit!
Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Irish Museum of Modern Art is located in the historical site of the Old Royal Kilmainham Hospital. Wander through the beautiful grounds and check out over 3500 artworks located in the museum. The Grafton Hotel is just a short bus ride away.
The Little Museum of Dublin
One of the city’s most charming and loved museums telling the fascinating story of Dublin. Hear interesting facts from the visit of Queen Victoria to the worldwide success of Irish Rock Band U2. Only a 5 minute walk away from the Grafton Hotel, this museum is bursting with amazing things for the whole family to discover.
The distillery, which was founded in 1780 on the original site of John Jameson's distillery in Bow Street, Dublin, offers exciting and engaging guided whiskey experiences for whiskey connoisseurs and novices! The best part? Complimentary whiskey cocktails at the end for those of age.