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The Best of Dublin: The Complete Heritage Walking Tour

1. The Best of Dublin: The Complete Heritage Walking Tour

Discover Dublin's hidden gems as you wander among many famous places on this 2.5-hour tour. Stop at the impressive classical Front Square of Ireland’s first university, Trinity College, to hear of the college’s numerous tales and treasures. The next stop is at the magnificent 18th century former Houses of Parliament. Take a walk through Dublin's back streets before arriving at the splendid City Hall building. Then visit the historic Dublin Castle's courtyards and garden, where the revered Chester Beatty Library Galleries is also located. Continue on past the ancient City Walls, and stop to admire Ireland’s largest church, the medieval St Patrick’s Cathedral. The cathedral was the base of renowned author Jonathan Swift until his death in 1745. A short stroll takes you to the even older Christ Church Cathedral and to Fishamble Street. Learn about the area's history as a Viking settlement, and view the site of the world’s first performance of Handel’s Messiah. Walk past Smock Alley Theatre, Ireland’s oldest theatrical site, and then finish the tour with a visit to Temple Bar, Dublin’s cultural and entertainment quarter.

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What people are saying about Chester Beatty Library

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 240 reviews

The walk was lead by a lovely lady whose knowledge of Dublin was outstanding, she answered any questions and gave us lots of information. It took 2 hours and was at a steady pace, always waiting for everyone. We could of done with an information sheet to take away after the tour as she gave us lots of recommendations on other things to visit during our stay .

I was the only person booked on the tour and so was privilaged to have my own personal guide! His knowledge of Irish history and Dublin was incredible and I learnt so much from this tour as well as thoroughly enjoying it. Many thanks

We found the tour was great very well structured and each area added to the last. the Tour Guide David W loved his job and passed that love onto us about the history of Dublin

Dianne our guide was excellent. Just enough info and stories to guide us neatly between each of the tourist locations.

Great tour.

Michael was a very knowledgeable and personable tour guide and made it a great experience.