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Dublin Guide

Nobody knows Dublin better than our concierges, who work in the very heart of the city at The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin.

Given that Dublin is all a little different now, let them be your eyes and ears in the city.

Feel free to reach out here for any information regarding visitor attractions, walking tours, restaurants or if you just want to find a quiet spot to relax and soak up this capital’s unique atmosphere.


We reckon that Dublin is one of the world’s great cultural centres and you are spoiled for choice -and so much available is literally on our doorstep. See our full guide of things to do and see in Dublin on our Blog.

1. St. Stephen’s Green
Right outside the door of the hotel, across the road, is one of the finest Georgian squares in Europe – St. Stephen’s Green. It’s an oasis of calm and nature right in the middle of the city. Check out our pod cast walking tour or ask concierge John for the historic detail here…

2. Guinness Store house
The home of the black stuff and no trip to Dublin would be complete without it. Enjoy 360 degree views of our wonderful capital also.

3. Little Museum of Dublin
So you think you know your Dublin? Then you are going to love a visit to this gem. Located a few minutes stroll from the hotel, this is a wonderful spot to wile away a few hours and learn all about our great capital and some unique Dublin dwellers.

Current exhibition focuses on The Dice man. Walking tours of the Green are also available and mention that you are a guest of the Fitzwilliam to secure discount.

4. Jameson Distillery
On Bow Street you’ll find the old Jameson Whiskey Distillery and its fantastic tour. Even if you’ve been before, go again, because they’ve totally renovated the place and it’s worth seeing.

5. Dublin Art Galleries & Museums

Dublin has always been a centre for music, theatre, literature and of course, art. Our writers include four Nobel prize winners – Yeats, Beckett, Shaw and Heaney – helping Dublin become a UNESCO City Of Literature in 2010.

Our artists are equally admired and there are some wonderful examples of their, and other international painters and sculptors, in the fantastic art galleries and art museums dotted around Dublin City.

Bars & Restaurants

You just have to try our Glovers Alley restaurant located on our first floor. Savour the special resident menu, created by Andy Mc Fadden for our guests to enjoy.

But if you fancy going further afield – below are some of our current recommendations. As you can imagine, things change quickly in the restaurant world so please do feel free to contact us here for most up to date information.

1. Delahunt Restaurant
Made famous by HRH Harry and Meghan’s recent lunch, but this is a wonderful casual dining restaurant, specialising in local fare  – check out their great cocktail lounge too.

2. Pickle Restaurant
Pickle is a new, but old fashioned, Indian restaurant on Camden Street. It looks and feels and tastes authentic and that makes it unusual and well worth a visit.

3. Hang Dai Restaurant
This is the Chinese restaurant that everyone is talking about. It’s a really funky room that looks more like something out of Blade Runner or Tokyo than Dublin. Try it. You’ll like it.

4. Cassidy’s Pub
Still on Camden Street, Cassidy’s is one of the city’s best-known pubs. It’s old fashioned with great characters and lovely Guinness. Read a little more about it on our traditional Irish pubs page.

Family Attractions

Dublin really has so much to offer for families… we are a multigenerational, multicultural  capital so there is something for everyone to enjoy. We are so lucky to be located on St Stephen’s Green so ask reception for one of our kiddie explorer backpacks and head out to learn all about St Stephens Green and beyond.

Please be aware that online booking for most attractions is recommended.

1. Hop On Hop Off Dublin
The best way to take in our city and its numerous attractions. If with smaller children, just sit back and enjoy the sights from the open top bus. It is a great way for children to learn about the history of Dublin – let them plan out the itinerary and create their own Dublin discovery.

2. Dublin Zoo
One of the best things to do in Dublin is to take in a visit to Dublin Zoo which was opened in 1831 and is still a fantastic attraction today.

3. Leprechaun Museum
It’s the first Leprechaun Museum in the world and, of course, it’s in Dublin and not too far from the hotel. It’s a really fun way to explore our little world of Irish folklore and mythology.

Walking Tour

There is no better way to discover Dublin than on foot, let us know what your interests are as a family and we will arrange for one of the best city guides to takes you around this great capital and let you into some of the great Dublin stories … there will no doubt be a few jokes on the way also!

1. Dublin Podcasts
Anyone have a free 45 minutes? Enjoy a podcast tour of Dublin with local historian Donal Fallon.

Check out our podcast walking tour here  …feel free to ask the concierge for earphones if you need them.

There is no shortage of things to do in Dublin so do ask our concierge  for all up to date information to help plan and even book tickets etc if required.

We can have your admissions/details waiting for you in your in room welcome pack.