Dublin was founded sometime around the 7th century, after which it was the capital of the Norse Kingdom of Dublin, the principal Irish settlement following the Norman Invasion of Ireland, and the second finest city in the British Empire. This proud status is readily apparent at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest in Ireland with a history dating back to the 12th century, and Dublin Castle, where visitors can discover 800 years of Irish history. The city’s literary history is equally prestigious with author’s including James Joyce and Oscar Wilde helping it earnUNESCO Recognition - in fact, one of the city’s most iconic sights is the library at Trinity College. Then, of course, there’s Dublin’s liquid heritage, with tours of the Guinness Brewery and Jameson Distillery topping the to-do list of every visitor, and the city’s countless pubs keeping tourists and locals alike well-lubricated.
This historic manor and its breathtaking grounds have been named one of the best gardens and one of the best houses in the world. Attractive Accolades
Surrounded by serene gardens, the legacy of Irish horse racing lives on at the only stud farm open to the public. Horsiculture
This outlet shopping center in the heart of Ireland’s horse-racing mecca offers deals on designer goods all year round. Race to the Bottom
Destroyed multiple times, this once mighty medieval castle is now an atmospheric ruin. A Slightly Rocky History
With its picture-perfect medieval neighborhood wedged between a historic cathedral and castle, this quintessential Irish city is a pleasure to explore. The Marble City
Several thousand years of Irish history comes to life at this open-air museum. A Walk through the Ages
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