From hilltop pubs to national stadiums, Dublin has got some amazing viewpoints. Wherever you are in the city, you are never to far from a stunning coastal view, beautiful countryside or picturesque cityscape. Here are five of our favourite spots to get a great view of Dublin. Why not see it for yourself…and don’t forget to bring your camera!
Situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin mountains, Johnnie Fox's is one of Ireland's oldest and most famous traditional Irish pubs - and is are also famed as the highest pub in the country. Johnnie Fox’s is the perfect place to spend a sunny day out and great for music fans, with traditional music on offer every night.
Howth Coastal Path
At the northern tip of Dublin Bay, prepare yourself for a picturesque walk over cliff tops as you circle Howth Head. Enjoy stunning panoramic views which can go as far North to County Down’s Mountains of Mourne, south to the lush green Wicklow Mountains, and straight ahead for the expanse of Dublin city and its bay in between.
Experience Croke Park from a whole new level on the Etihad Skyline Tour and take in stunning views of Dublin city. The tour features a specially designed walkway suspended above the Croke Park pitch offering a view of Ireland’s most famous arena from a completely different angle along with five viewing platforms.
Located on the southside of the city, Killiney Hill offers spectacular views of Killiney Bay and inland towards the mountains and the valley of the River Liffey, or northwards as far as the Cooley Peninsula in Ulster – on a good day! On the Southside of the hill there are the remains of an ancient church, “The Druid’s Chair”, an Obelisk erected in the eighteenth century and an old semaphore signaling station.
The Gravity Bar – Guinness Storehouse
In Dublin we really do save the best till last. The famous Guinness Storehouse tour finishes on the seventh floor where you receive a free pint of Guinness and are treated to a breathtaking 360 view of Dublin. Cheers!
And if you are looking for alternative ways to see Dublin, check out our top 5 guide here.