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6 Things to do in Dublin – other than escape rooms!

While we think there is no better way to spend your time than playing an escape room in Dublin, we figured you might be interested in some other attractions in Dublin. So we’ve done up a little guide for you of the 6 top things to do in Dublin, other than escape rooms! If you only have one day this is the perfect guide for you – after you have played the Escape Boat of course…..

1. Feel the History in Kilmainham Gaol

Forever associated with the 1916 executions of the leaders of the Easter Rising, Kilmainham Gaol is a mine of Irish history. One of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe, it is brimming with history and although the history is brutal the guided tours are fantastic. It’s an absolute must for any visitor to Dublin. http://kilmainhamgaolmuseum.ie/

2. Take the Dart and see the rest of Dublin

Dublin’s coastline is spectacular, even on a bad day, and the Dart follows the coast from it’s Northern peninsula to as far south as Greystones in County Wicklow. 31 stops with an unending list of things to do and sights to see. Malahide Castle, Killiney Bay, Dun Laoghaire harbour – there’s endless spots to stop and enjoy. Tickets are affordable and family day tickets are very reasonable – check irishrail.ie for prices

3. The Bog Bodies at the National Museum

Dublin’s National Museum is filled with unbelievable artifacts documenting the country’s long history, not least of which is the bog bodies. Dating from 2000 BC the bodies were perfectly preserved in the bogs in Ireland. Their skin is perfectly preserved and slightly more eerie is the fact that hair, eyelashes, nails and even the marks of their gruesome death are still visible. Entry is free and the museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday.https://www.museum.ie/Archaeology

4. Have a drink in the Hacienda

This little known treasure is located off Capel Street and has the best atmosphere you are likely to find anywhere. Shay, the eccentric owner, is a lover of celebrity and television and the walls are covered with the celebrities who have been brought in for a quiet pint here. You have to buzz to get in, and it’s a little of the beaten path but if you are looking for something different, you won’t be disappointed.  Hacienda Bar

5. Visit the Mummies at St. Michan’s Church

This gruesome attraction is another little know Dublin attraction that deserves a visit. The crypts here are open to visits with tour guides who make the experience highly entertaining. The church dates from 1095 and oozes history. Below the church are five long burial vaults containing the mummified remains of many of Dublin’s most influential families from 1600 to 1800. In the vaults, guests can view the death mask of Wolfe Tone and the coffins of the 1798 rebels John and Henry Sheares.

6. Visit the home of Guinness

It’s an absolute must if you come to Dublin. Not visiting the home of Guinness is like not seeing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or ignoring Buckingham Palace in London. Even if you don’t go into the Storehouse, it’s worth walking around the brewery and soaking up the atmosphere and smell of a brew that has been such a pivotal part of the city’s history. If you do go to the Storehouse, make sure to book ahead and skip the queue on their website https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/ You can try your hand at pulling a pint of plain inside and have a drink in the Gravity Bar with spectacular views over the whole city.