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One of the beautiful things about Dublin is that it’s large enough to feel like a metropolis – with a wide range of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife – but still small enough to be tackled on foot. By far and away the best way to see Dublin is with with a free walking tour. Forget arduously traversing the city on the cramped rooftop of a bus, nothing is more evocative of the rich history of the city than strolling along the banks of the Liffy accompanied by a local guide. As you wander down Dublin’s many cobbled side streets, the City’s folklore, myth, and legends are really brought to life. For a great free walking tour, we recommend checking out Generation Tours.

Generation Tours free walking tour lasts 2 and a half hours and takes you around some of the most famous sites in Dublin, including Trinity College, Temple Bar, and Dublin Castle, covering the history of figures such as James Joyce and tumultuous historical moments, such as the 1916 uprising. The tour starts in front of the Grand Social, 35 Liffy Street Lower, on the north side of Ha’penny Bridge at 11am and 2.30 pm everyday. Click here to find out more!

”We’re not a big faceless organisation, but a group of students and locals determined to show visitors the best Dublin has to offer. Simple as that.”