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Dublin is a fantastic city break for both literary artefacts and cultural wonders, and being only a few hours from Britain, there could be no easier place for a short break. Relax and enjoy your break with these handy tips.

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Dublin

1. Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle was built in 1202 and is now a tourist attraction and government complex, with important research at its heart such as the current Viking excavation.

2. Kilmainham Gaol

Now fully restored, the Gaol has a sordid past infamous for its cruel treatment of inmates after the 1916 rebellion to British rule and is perfect for finding out about Ireland's history.

3. Guinness Storehouse

The most visited attraction in the country, the Storehouse allows you to explore Guinness's lengthy history with over 9,000 items and even try the famous beer in the final rooms.

4. Trinity College

Trinity College, one of the most famous academic colleges in the UK. It's open for visitors to explore, following in the footsteps of veteran writers such as Oscar Wilde.

5. Temple Bar

Temple Bar is popular with tourists for its bustling atmosphere and a vast selection of restaurants and bars, giving tourists the ultimate nightlife experience.

Can I travel to Ireland without a Passport?

UK citizens can enter both Northern and Southern Ireland without a passport. However, you will need a form of ID as that is often checked when passing through customs.

What documents are needed to travel to Ireland?

Although you will not need a passport, you should carry an acceptable form of identification such as a driving licence or passport as these are often checked at the border. You should also ensure that you are covered by travel insurance before you go.

What are the best months for weather in Ireland?

The best months for weather are between May and September as these months have the least chance of rain or adverse weather conditions. However, it may be best to avoid the peak time between July and August.

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