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11 places to go for picture-perfect views of Dublin

Take a break from the madness in the run up to Christmas and soak up some sights of our fair city.

THE HUSTLE AND bustle of city life can easily make you forget just how beautiful Dublin is. 

While your view of the capital coming up to Christmas is most likely to be that of crowded shops and long queues, take a break from the madness and appreciate the city from a different perspective.

Whether you’re looking to put your hiking boots on and blow off the cobwebs or simply sit and admire the sights, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to go for unrivaled views of Dublin. Just don’t forget your camera, alright? 

1. Pour a pint of the black stuff as you’re surrounded by panoramic views of the city at Gravity Bar at The Guinness Storehouse 

2. Walk to the top of Killiney Hill for the unbeatable sight of Dublin, Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains

3. Venture behind Deer Park in Howth for undisturbed views of the capital

4. Sip a cocktail while admiring views of the city at The Marker Hotel

5. Blow the cobwebs off with a stroll along Dollymount Strand 

6. Take a wander along the Great South Wall for more views of Dublin Bay

7. Put your hiking boots on for a worthwhile view from the Dublin Mountains

8. The view from any bridge that stretches across the Liffey never gets old

9. Enjoy views of the River Liffey with a pizza at Roberta’s

10. Soak up some history and stellar views at the same time from the O’Connell Tower at Glasnevin Cemetery

11. Explore new heights and views of the city at Croke Park’s Ericsson Skyline Tour


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