Dublin is a vibrant city with so much to offer including historic attractions, beautiful parks and great food.
Herbert Park Hotel and Park Residence is the perfect location for your homebase as you create fun filled memories. Located in the lively area of Ballsbridge you have everything you need right on your doorstep. From the stunning 48-acre Herbert Park, to cafés, restaurants, Ballsbridge has it all. Hop on the 4 or 7 bus only a few minutes' walk from the hotel and find yourself in the buzzing city centre.
Get out in the fresh air and take in the stunning sites of Dublin. Whether you are a casual stroller or enjoy something more strenuous Dublin has the perfect walking trail for you. Check out our top 6 walks here so you can enjoy Dublin to the fullest.
If cycling is more your thing, we have you covered. Not only is cycling a brilliant form of exercise but, renting a bike is a refreshing way to explore Dublin. If you aren't one who cycles much, a trip down the Canal is the perfect start. This scenic route is only 3.6km linking Portobello to Spencer Dock and Grand Canal. You will cycle pass Leeson Street Bridge where you can stop for a well-deserved bite to eat.
Renting a bike is simple, you can purchase a 3 day ticket from Dublin Bike stations that feature a credit card terminal for only €5 which will give you unlimited access to Dublin Bikes for 3 days. A full list of these, and a map, is provided on the Dublin Bikes website. The nearest bike rack to Herbert Park Hotel & Park Residence is Merrion Square, which is only a 15-minute stroll away.
The great thing about Dublin is some of the best things to see and do will cost you absolutely nothing, just a fun day out for all the family. First up is the National Museum of Ireland. Embrace yourself in the Irish culture and take time to explore a variety of exhibitions. You cannot visit Dublin and not take a trip to the President's house, Áras an Uachtaráin, a historic building of Dublin. Free tickets for a 1 hour tour are available at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre.
If you appreciate art, then The Irish Museum of Modern Art is right up your street. Experience Ireland's most important collection of modern and contemporary Irish and international art housed at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. If you want to enjoy a fun day that will fill your mind with fascinating facts then the Science Gallery is the perfect day out. The Science Gallery is devoted to explaining the complexities of science and how it applies to everyday life.
If you fancy taking a day trip then The National Botanical Gardens are definitely worth a visit. Embrace the oasis of calm and beauty and take in the exquisitely restored historic glasshouses, plant species and cultivars from all over the world.