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Where to Find the Best Views in Dublin


Where to Find the Best Views in Dublin
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Mandy Hegarty is a writer who specializes in food and travel. Currently based in Dublin, Ireland, she’s previously lived in New York, London, and Montreal. She has written for the likes of Time Out New York, Air Canada, and Singapore Airlines.

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Whether it’s panoramas across the sparkling blue waters of Dublin Bay, riverside scenes from the deck of a boat, or sky-high views of Dublin city center, Ireland’s capital has no shortage of showstopping vistas. So, grab your camera and get ready to be wowed—here’s where you’ll find the most epic views in the Irish capital.


Sightseeing cruises

A new perspective on Dublin.

Floating along Dublin’s waterways is one of the best ways to soak up the sights. The River Liffey flows through the city center, where landmarks—from the Custom House to the Famine Sculpture—dot its banks. Sightseeing and dinner cruises allow you to see the skyline at a relaxed pace, while kayaking tours offer a little more exhilaration.

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Killiney Hill

Views for miles.

Killiney Hill, set at the south end of Dublin Bay, peaks at 502 feet (153 meters) and is frequented by walkers and sightseers. The summit offers views of the city, the Wicklow Mountains, the Irish Sea, and—on a clear day—the coast of Wales

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The views from alongside the Killiney Hill obelisk are worth the walk. Photo: luke.ire / Shutterstock

Croke Park

Sports and spectacular views.

Dublin’s 82,300-capacity stadium is the home of Gaelic games and the largest sports venue in Ireland. Take the Ericsson Skyline tour at Croke Park to view Dublin from the stadium’s 17th-floor observation platform.

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Guinness Storehouse

Combine beer and beautiful vistas.

Take in the ultimate view of Dublin from the Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse, which towers over the low-rise city center. Major landmarks, including Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral can be seen through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows that wrap around the circular bar space.

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Enjoy a quintessentially Irish pint with a view at the Gravity Bar. Photo: Nick St.Oegger / Viator

Hop-on hop-off buses

Take a scenic city tour.

Grab a seat on the top deck of a hop-on hop-off tour bus for front-row views of Dublin. Bus tours cruise by the city’s must-see sights, offering commentary as they go and unobstructed views of the street scenes below.

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Howth Head

Great coastal scenes.

Situated northeast of Dublin city center, this peninsula—named after the seaside town in which it’s located—juts out into the bay. Trek to its highest point at 561 feet (171 meters), known as Howth Summit, for stunning views of the coast.

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Tour the city with ease and enjoy views to boot on an open-top bus ride. Photo: Nick St.Oegger / Viator

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Hi, I'm Mandy!

Mandy Hegarty is a writer who specializes in food and travel. Currently based in Dublin, Ireland, she’s previously lived in New York, London, and Montreal. She has written for the likes of Time Out New York, Air Canada, and Singapore Airlines.

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