Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Dublin

Come and experience Dublin and its museums, live music and art galleries. This city's football games, bars and local tours draw many visitors. For a bit of culture, visit National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre or Guinness Storehouse. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Dublin

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Dublin a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Guinness Storehouse (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Dublin Zoo (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Croke Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Clontarf Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Elm Park Golf and Sports Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Royal Dublin Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Dublin

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Dublin is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Stephen's Green (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • War Memorial Gardens (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • National Botanic Gardens (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • St. Stephen's Green (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Iveagh Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Grand Canal (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Dublin

Fly into Dublin (DUB), the closest airport, located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Dublin Tara Street Station, Dublin Pearse Street Station and Dublin Connolly Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Dublin by jumping on the metro at Jervis Station, Abbey Street Station or St. Stephen's Green Station.

Where to stay around Dublin?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 634 holiday lettings near Dublin. From 452 Condos/Apartments to 125 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dublin is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Dublin?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dublin:

  • City Centre Dublin: 469 holiday homes
  • Dublin Southside: 533 holiday homes
  • Dublin Northside: 390 holiday homes
  • Phoenix Park: 113 holiday homes
  • Stillorgan: 23 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dublin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dublin. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Croke Park: 656 holiday lettings
  • Dollymount Beach: 681 holiday lettings
  • UCD Micheal Smurfit Graduate Business School: 656 holiday lettings
  • Cathal Brugha Barracks: 660 holiday lettings
  • Mount Carmel Hospital: 663 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dublin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Dublin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 452 Condos/Apartments in Dublin. Our other popular types of Dublin holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 125 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 24 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 24 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dublin?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 9 holiday homes with pool available in Dublin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.