48 in Dublin

As the ever avid traveller, I decided to visit Dublin, but this time with the family.

We headed to LHR but didn’t have the best start, a 1h30 delay!

We eventually got on our way, and checked into our Hotel – Hilton near St Stephens Green, we wandered into town and explored the area before calling it a night.

St Stephens Green

The next day we took a Big Bus Tour around Dublin to see the sights, we bought our ticket at 12, which gave us 24h until 12 the next day. (Kids were free with a paying adult)

We hopped off at Dublin Zoo and spent over 2h there. Dublin Zoo had a great selection of animals and is really quite massive. Our legs were properly aching near the end!

Leading Dublin Zoo, we headed back on the Big Bus to the Guiness storehouse for dinner (you have to pre-book). I recommend their Guinness ale stew which was great.

The next day we took the Big Bus again (using the same ticket) to head to some of the other sights

Temple bar (during the day)
Trinity College

We grabbed some food, then headed back to the Hotel to pick our bags and get a taxi back.

I travelled over a bank holiday, and Taxi’s charge evening rates on bank holidays, in hindsight I would book a pre-booked taxi next time. The zoo was great, and Dublin was a good place to explore as a family.

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