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The options of things to do in Dublin are endless. Not only is Dublin great for the "craic", but there are a number of top attractions in the City that are well worth checking out. Adelphi Guesthouse is ideally located in Dublin City Centre, close to many of the top attractions in Dublin. Here's some things we, as Dubliner's, recommend you do during your visit to Dublin:

The Liberties Historical Walking Tour with Lunch:

Meeting outside Christchurch every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11.30am, this is the perfect way to see the 'real' Dublin. Your tour guide will bring you on a fun and enjoyable tour of Dublin's Medieval Quarter taking in sites such as Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin's antique quarter, Vicar Street and many more. Its also great value at only €5 per person with lunch included. Click here for further information

Brush with Royalty at Dublin Castle

This isn't how you'd imagine a castle in the traditional sense. There's no moat, no drawbridge to lower against invading hordes, no turrets from which to pour boiling oil. It's more a collection of 18th-century administrative buildings, albeit fine ones, built on a medieval plan of two courtyards. Dublin Castle hosts grand diplomatic or state functions, and occasional performances like concert recitals. The beautiful interior is accessible on a pay-per-view basis, but you can wander freely around the castle.

St. Patricks Day Dublin

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day on the of 17th March is one of the best celebratory days in Dublin and offers the perfect excuse to have a drink or two, if you need one! The parade exhibits some of Europe's best street performers and there's a four-day gala of world-class entertainment.

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If you're a film buff, then be sure to visit in July or August as are the months of free Saturday night movies at Jameson Movies on the Square www.templebar.ie

Dublinia & the Viking World

A must for the kids, the old Synod Hall attached to Christ Church Cathedral is home to this seemingly perennial exhibit on medieval Dublin, complete with models, music, streetscapes and interactive displays. The newly added Viking World tells the story of Dublin’s 9th- and 10th-century Scandinavian invaders and the city they built in their wake. Finally, you can climb neighbouring St Michael’s Tower for views over the city to the Dublin Hills.

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Get Geeky in the Science Gallery

You always expect great things from Trinity College and the innovative Science Gallery certainly doesn't disappoint. It takes a fresh look at applications of science in real life, making white hot technology accessible to everyone.

Don't be surprised if you see exhibitions of techno-thread clothing, displays of robotic art and debates about the future of bio-fuels and the efficacy of anti-depressants. They've even harnessed nanotechnology to inscribe their logo on the face of a diamond.
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Take a Peaceful Stroll Around Trinity College

Sunday morning is the best time to visit this intellectual hub, before the students are awake and while the bells toll for morning mass throughout the city. Trinity College is an oasis of peace and beauty. Its campus is a mix of classical and contemporary buildings interspersed with elegant gardens. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity boasts stellar alumni, including playwright Oscar Wilde and Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. During the summer, enthusiastic students give 30-minute guided tours.

Buskers on Grafton Street

Enjoy the buskers on Dublin’s Streets

Enjoy some of Dublin’s great musical talent without paying a cent. Dublin is renowned for buskers who set up shop at a number of locations around the city, namely Grafton Street, Temple Bar and beyond. Former Grafton Street performers who went on to achieve great success in their careers include; Glen Hansard, Paddy Casey, Damien Rice, David McSavage and Rodrigo y Gabriela.Grafton Street is a lively and busy shopping street that gives you a true sense of the City's culture.

Dublin Fringe Festival

Get Arty at the Dublin Fringe Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland’s largest multi-disciplinary arts festival, runs city-wide throughout Dublin every years (this September 7 - 22) showcasing the newest and best theatre, circus, comedy, dance, performance, art and live gigs featuring Irish and international productions. Now in its 19th year, the festival hosts performances from over 90 artists with companies presenting 624 events spanning theatre, dance, music, live and visual arts in over 30 venues across Dublin. The emphasis, of course, is on the unusual and the performances are innovative.
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National Art gallery

Check Out The Variety of Art in Dublin’s National Galleries

The two top national galleries in Dublin, namely the National Gallery of Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), are both free to visit. At the National Gallery of Ireland the collection includes a wide variety of pieces from the 14th to the 20th centuries including artworks by famous Irish and international artists. Some of the artists whose work is on show here include Jack B. Yeats, Caravaggio, Monet and many more. At the IMMA, the 4,500 piece collection is focused on modern art and includes paintings, photography and sculpture.

Location: National Gallery of Ireland – Merrion Square West & Clare Street; Irish Museum of Modern Art – Royal Hospital, Military Road, Kilmainham.

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National Museum of Ireland

Visit Dublin’s Free National Museums

Ireland’s rich history and culture is evident at a number of national museums located around Dublin. There’s the ‘National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology’ where you’ll be able to see artefacts dating back to prehistoric Ireland including stunning gold pieces and plenty more. The 'Decorative Arts & History' branch is really easy to get to as it is right beside the Museum stop on the Red Line of the LUAS. The collection here includes clothing, furniture and coins, alongside a number of displays covering The Easter Rising. Recently reopened after extensive renovations, The Natural History Museum features an extensive collection of animals from both Ireland and abroad including mammals, birds and plenty more.

Opening hours: All branches share same opening hours – Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, closed Mondays.

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Enjoy some live music in Whelan’s

Whelan’s is one of the top live music venues in Dublin and is also one of the city’s most popular pubs, attracting huge numbers of drinkers and music fans each and every week. For those visiting Dublin on a budget, never fear as Whelan’s offer a regular selection of free live music events alongside their ticketed offerings. Look out for the Midnight Hour for free entry before 10.30pm and some of the best in up and coming local talent. A number of acoustic sessions, DJ sets and more can also be enjoyed free of charge.

Location: 25 Wexford Street.

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Croke Park Skyline Tour

Reach New Heights with the Etihad Skyline Tour

Enjoy the best views of Dublin from the roof of the iconic Croke Park Stadium on the exciting new Etihad Skyline tour. Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, visitors will ascent to a walkway 44 metres above the ground to take in panoramic views of the Irish capital and find out more about Dublin’s key landmarks. Etihad Skyline includes stops at five viewing platforms along Croke Park’s 0.6km rooftop walkway. Each stop gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the highlighted buildings and sites in their line of vision through multi-lingual audio guides. The audio guides include historical information, quirky anecdotes and interviews with key figures working at some of Dublin’s most famous locations including Glasnevin Cemetery, Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol.

To make the Etihad Skyline experience truly memorable, adventurous visitors will have the chance to walk out from the stadium roof onto a specially designed walkway suspended above the Croke Park pitch. Not for the faint hearted, this view of Croke Park shows Ireland’s most famous arena and Europe’s further largest stadium from a completely different angle!

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Have a Pint of The Black Stuff in the Guinness Storehouse

Consistently voted the most popular visit in town, The Guinness Storehouse is a definite "must" when visiting Dublin. A multimedia bells-and-whistles homage to the country's most famous export and the city's most enduring symbol. The old grain storehouse, the only part of the massive, 26-hectare St James's Gate Brewery open to the public, is a suitable cathedral in which to worship the black gold; shaped like a giant pint of Guinness, it rises seven impressive stories high around a stunning central atrium. At the top is the head, represented by the Gravity Bar, with a panoramic view of Dublin.