The medieval castles reveal Dublin’s age, but you’ll feel a new exuberance in the city, too. Credit the atypically youthful population (one–third of Ireland is under 25). The historic streets are abuzz with lively nightclubs, contemporary restaurants and bars, where you’ll find inventive craft cocktails on offer, alongside the requisite stout.
Where to Stay
- The exquisite front entrance of The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, IrelandThe ShelbourneFor the historic glamour
- A cozy room with art hanging on the walls at Number 31 in DublinNumber 31For the cozy atmosphere
- Sleek minimalist lobby of the The Marker Hotel in Dublin, IrelandThe MarkerFor the rooftop views