Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

Submitted by Alex Siborn

The perfect city to visit on a shoestring, Dublin is home to museums and galleries offering free admission, along with a wealth of other things to see and do. Book yourself into a great value room at one of the Travelodge Dublin hotels and prepare to enjoy the city without breaking the bank.

Getting Around

Dublin is a relatively small city which you can enjoy on foot with ease. If you’d prefer to explore on wheels however, why not hire a Dublinbike? For just 5 Euros for three days, you can hire a bike from any of the 15 locations dotted throughout the city, enabling you to get around at a somewhat quicker pace.

Free Activities and Attractions

Museums such as the National Museum of Ireland, The Pearse Museum and The An Post Museum, along with the National Library of Ireland and The Chester Beatty Library, are all free, offering a fascinating insight into both Dublin and Ireland’s colourful history.

Also free are Dublin’s galleries, including the Science Gallery, the National Gallery of Ireland, Irish Museum of Modern Art and Dublin City Gallery. Here you can feast your eyes on some remarkable pieces of art, including the piece recently voted as Ireland’s favourite painting – Helelil and Hilderbrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs by Frederick William Burton.

Dublin is full of beautiful parks and gardens that are free to visit, from the National Botanic Gardens to the Victorian People’s Flower Gardens in Phoenix Park, where you’ll find a playground, Victorian bedding schemes, picnic area and ornamental lakes. A wonderful choice to while away a few hours on a sunny day.

Why not top off a stay in Dublin with a bite to eat at one of the budget friendly eateries in Parliament Street or Capel Street? Lunch deals in the city are particularly good value, so why not sit and enjoy a delicious meal while planning your next trip back to this enchanting city.

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