Unique spots for backpackers in Dublin

- Posted on: 04/05/2024 - By: Sofia Carraro Rocha $itemValue.title

Welcome to Dublin, a city filled with history, culture and unique experiences. As a backpacker or traveller in Europe, you're probably looking for those hidden gems that add a touch of magic to your journey. This week, we're taking you to some of the best-kept secrets in Dublin, from historic landmarks to quirky attractions. So, grab your backpack, put on your best walking shoes and let's #DiscoverDublin!


The Forty Foot

If you're feeling adventurous, start your Dublin exploration at The Forty Foot, a legendary swimming spot in Sandycove. Brave the chilly waters of Dublin Bay for a refreshing dip and experience a local tradition that dates back over 200 years. It's a rite of passage for many Dubliners and you might even meet a few hardy souls who swim here year-round.


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Iveagh Gardens

Just a stone's throw from the bustling St. Stephen's Green, Iveagh Gardens is a hidden oasis in the heart of the city. This beautifully landscaped park features fountains, statues and a charming waterfall. It's the perfect place to unwind, enjoy a picnic, or snap some Instagram-worthy photos. You'll find fewer crowds here, making it an ideal spot for some quiet reflection.


The Gravediggers Pub (aka John Kavanagh)

For a taste of Dublin's traditional pub culture, head to The Gravediggers Pub, officially known as John Kavanagh. Located near Glasnevin Cemetery, this historic pub has a rustic ambience and a reputation for ghost stories. It's a great place to enjoy a pint, mingle with locals, and hear some spooky tales about Dublin's past.


Dublin Flea Market

If you're into vintage finds and unique treasures, make your way to the Dublin Flea Market. This monthly market is a treasure trove of vintage clothing, handmade crafts and quirky curiosities. It's the perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind souvenir to remember your Dublin adventure - Happens last Sunday every month.


The Vintage Tea Tours

For a delightful and unique way to see Dublin, hop on The Vintage Tea Tours. This guided tour takes you through the city on a vintage double-decker bus, where you can enjoy tea, scones, and a variety of sweet treats. It's a charming and relaxing way to soak in Dublin's sights while indulging in some tasty snacks. Enjoy 10% off on your booking online using our coupon code "canbe10".


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The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum

 Calling all music lovers! Head to Temple Bar and visit The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum, where you'll get an insider's look at Dublin's rich musical heritage. The museum is filled with memorabilia from iconic Irish bands like U2 and Thin Lizzy. Plus, they host live music events, so you can experience Dublin's vibrant music scene firsthand. Tickets from €15 for kids and €20 for adults.


The Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head

Take a day trip to Howth Head, a popular spot for hiking and exploring. At the end of the peninsula, you'll find The Baily Lighthouse, which offers breathtaking views of Dublin Bay. It's a great spot for a scenic walk and a dose of maritime history. Don't forget to bring your camera – the scenery is stunning.

Also, don’t forget to check the Tinny Hidden Beach, just beside the Baily Lighthouse. You can check the spot on our attractions map here.



Hellfire Club

Last but not least, if you're up for a little adventure and a dose of history, hike up to the Hellfire Club on Montpelier Hill. This eerie location has a dark past and the views from the top are worth the trek - you can see all over Dublin! It's a favourite spot for hikers and those interested in Dublin's more mysterious side.

P.S. If you are into electronic music, sometimes some events are happening there.



These unique spots offer a diverse range of experiences for backpackers and travellers in Dublin. Whether you're looking for a tranquil park, a thrilling swim or a quirky museum, Dublin has something for everyone.


Enjoy your journey and don't forget to share your experiences with us! See you next week.

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