Get to know the City!
Dublin is over 1,000 years old and was originally a Viking settlement.
One of the easiest ways to start exploring Dublin is by taking the ‘Hop on hop off’ bus tour around the city to enjoy the scenery while familiarising yourself with important landmarks and highlights that you can visit as part of a walking tour. One of our team members can organise tickets for you and you can start this journey outside our bar on Westmoreland street.
Dublin also offers many organised walking tours and some of them are even free with meeting points at O’Connell street or by the City Hall.
Trinity College & Book of Kells
After the Bus tour you can jump off on College Green, a 2 minute walk from the hotel and go to the famous Trinity College. It was founded in 1592, is one of the best colleges in the world as well as Ireland's oldest college and is home to the stunning Book of Kells.
Temple Bar Quarter
Take a short walk into The Temple Bar, enjoy some drinks and the atmosphere around the Temple Bar Quarter. Soak up the atmosphere and visit landmark Irish bars like the Palace, the Quays and O’Gogarty’s for Guinness and traditional music.
Dinner in Bar 1920
Returning to The Fleet, our Head Chef will provide you with a delicious menu packed with local produce and ingredients. Complete your day by enjoying some beautiful cocktails or a fine Irish whiskey in our relaxing lobby or Café 1920.
Medieval Dublin - The phrase ‘chancing your arm’ originated in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, where you had to put your hand into a hole to open the Medieval Chapter House door.
Walk through Temple Bar from the hotel entrance and you will reach Dublin castle in ten minutes. Dublin Castle was built on a site that had previously been settled by Vikings and It was constructed for from 1204 to 1230. Today the site covers more than 44,000m², has 2 museums, 2 cafes, a conference center, 2 gardens and the most prestigious State Apartments in the country. The State Apartments were built for the viceregal court and are the site of Ireland's Presidential inaugurations.
Christ Church Cathedral
Once you have grabbed a coffee and enjoyed Dublin Castle, you can stroll up to Christ Church Cathedral in 5 to 10 minutes. Originally a Viking Church, is almost 1,000 years old and It was founded circa 1028. It is also one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and a place of pilgrimage through the centuries.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Continue on for another 5 minute short walk and you will reach St Patrick’s Cathedral. Originally a wooden 5th century, St. Patrick's Church was located here on the site said to have been where Saint Patrick baptized converts. In 1191 the church became a cathedral and construction began on the building we see today. It is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and the largest cathedral in the country.
To Finish the Day
Dinner at the Brazen Head- it is Ireland’s oldest pub dating back to 1198! Good Food and plenty of Craic!
A day for History and Sipping
Guinness Storehouse - Ten million glasses of Guinness—the famous ‘black pint’ from Dublin—are produced daily all over the world.
Take a 15 minute walk up to the Liberties area of Dublin where you can start your day by enjoying The Guinness Storehouse and a Pint of the Black Stuff. It is located in the St. James's Gate Brewery and it is housed in a seven-storey historic building. The Guinness experience takes you through the company's history and role in the Irish culture. This wonderful experience takes about 2-3 hours and is a great way to start the day.
Roe & Co Distillery
Roe & Co distillery is a 3 minute walk from the Guinness Storehouse. It is the home of cocktail exploration and modern Irish whiskey. Nestled in the heart of the Liberties new energy surges through the former Guinness Power Station, where fun and flavour come to life through a truly immersive experience. This is Irish Whiskey reimagined and is highly recommended.
In the near locality, and only a short cab ride is the Kilmainham Gaol. Steeped in history, this must visit attraction was the site of several major events in Ireland's history up until the 1920’s. Many of the leaders of the Irish rebellion were held here and executed here. The Gaol was constructed in 1796 and was the site of public hangings until the 1820s.
Whiskey at Café 1920
Jump on the Luas back to Temple Bar and complete your day of history with a tasting platter of Irish Whiskeys and local artisan Dublin Cheese in the lobby Bar at The Fleet Hotel.
One of our top tips for your Dublin Stay is ‘The Dublin Pass’ a sightseeing city card that allows visitors to experience everything Dublin has to offer whilst saving both time and money. It includes free entry to over 30 top attractions, monuments and museums, as well as a wide range of additional discounts and dining offers. You can purchase and find out more from the team at Reception.
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