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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

Urgup and Zermatt beat Dublin as go-to destinations in Europe

The rankings are based on Tripadvisor reviews of hotels, attractions, and restaurants in these areas.

DUBLIN, KILLARNEY, AND Dingle have been named as the top 3 places to visit in Ireland by TripAdvisor.

And while Dublin was ranked as the 21st best destination to visit in Europe, it didn’t make the Top 25 in the world.

The Turkish province of Urgup, famed for its caved dwellings, and the scenic region of Zermatt in Switzerland came in at 20th and 19th respectively.

The rankings are based on reviews of hotels, attractions, and restaurants in these areas.

Munster takes up the majority of Ireland’s top 10, with four counties from the province being listed.

Here’s the top 10:

  • 1. Dublin
  • 2. Killarney
  • 3. Dingle
  • 4. Cork
  • 5. Westport
  • 6. Donegal Town
  • 7. Galway
  • 8. Tralee
  • 9. Navan
  • 10. Kilkenny

James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, said that the rankings on based on “millions of reviews and ratings” by travellers.

“As a city, Dublin has a culture and an appeal that few others can match, which is why yet again it has been recognised as one of the best destinations to visit in Europe,” he said.

Taking the top position in the poll is Istanbul, knocking Rome off the top spot.

It’s also the first time the city has been in the Top 10.

Paris and New York both fell to seventh and twelfth respectively.

See the full list here, or you can spend your post-lunch slump swiping and day-dreaming through the top ten below:

Urgup and Zermatt beat Dublin as go-to destinations in Europe
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  • 1. Istanbul

    Source: Joseph Kranak via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • 2. Rome

    Source: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • 3. London

    Source: Tim Morris via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • 4. Bejing

    Source: Thomas Fischler via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • 5. Prague

    Source: fklv via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • 6. Marrakech

    Source: jonl1973 via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • 7. Paris

    Source: Moyan Brenn via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • 8. Hanoi

    Source: Gary Cycles via Flickr/Creative commons
  • 9. Siem Reap

    Source: bnarin via Flickr/Creative Commons
  • 10. Shanghai

    Source: Dimitry B via Flickr/Creative Commons

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