Best Bar: The Baggot Inn on Baggot Street lets you be your own barman for the night, offering tables where customers can pull their own pints. Resident bar tenders are on hand to show you just how it's done!
Best Restaurant: Elephant & Castle - Located in the heart of Temple Bar, this is one of the most popular restaurants in Dublin. Try their famous chicken wings!
Jurys Inn’s Christchurch hotel is perfectly located to access a plethora of attractions, bars, restaurants and shops within thriving Dublin.
With so many things to see and do in Dublin city centre, Jurys Inn has put together a ‘mini’ city guide of all the attractions ideally situated close to our Christchurch hotel. For the full list, take a look at our Dublin City Guide.
Temple Bar Sector
Temple Bar offers a little bit of everything. From shopping, eating, and drinking, to festivals, markets, and workshops, Dublin’s cultural quarter is a thriving hub of Irish heritage and culture. Located south of the River Liffey and just a six minute walk from our Christchurch Hotel, this is the perfect place for an entertaining night out, an enjoyable meal with the family, or a wander around the beautiful maze of cobbled streets.
Johnnie Fox's Pub
A short forty-minute drive out of Dublin’s city centre, Johnnie Fox’s Pub is idyllically situated in Glencullen in the Dublin Mountains. Playing traditional Irish music every night and weekend afternoons, this pub offers a fantastic atmosphere to immerse yourself in local culture. As one of Ireland's oldest and most famous Traditional Irish pubs, Johnnie Fox’s is not to be missed.
Visit the Leinster Rugby website for more information on the dates, locations and prices of future rugby matches.
Escape the busy humdrum of Dublin’s city centre as you enjoy a walk around this fantastic urban oasis. This 22 acre Victorian park has maintained its original layout with plenty of colour and shrubbery across the site. Points of interest include the waterfall and Pulham rock work on the western side of the green, the two Victorian shelters, as well as the ornamental lake. There is also a children’s playground if you are travelling as a family.
St Stephens Green is a short 12-minute walk from Jurys Inn Christchurch.
One of Dublin’s top attractions, The Guinness Storehouse is not to be missed. At the heart of Ireland’s heritage, this historical building is bursting with ‘fascinating industrial tradition’, as well as reflecting the development and ‘contemporary edge’ of the Guinness brand and company.
With an incredible atrium that places you at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass (which would hold 14.3 million pints of Guinness and spans the entire seven storey building) the storehouse provides visitors a truly unique journey from the start. The experience offers an interesting story covering all the aspects of Guinness from ingredients and the ‘craft of brewing’ to transportation, advertising and pouring the perfect pint.
As an integral part to Ireland’s culture and heritage, a trip to Dublin is not complete without exploring this iconic brand, and with the seventh floor Gravity Bar affording a stunning 360 degree view of Dublin and beyond, this Guinness journey provides the perfect day out.
Tickets cost €16.20 for adults, €6.50 for children aged 6-12 and €12 for 12-18 year olds. The Guinness Storehouse is a short 15-minute walk from our Christchurch hotel.
Irish Museum of Modern Art
Housed in the beautifully restored Royal Hospital Kilmainham (which was modelled on Les Invalides in Paris), the Irish Museum of Modern Art exhibits an impressive and engaging collection of modern and contemporary art. The museum has an exciting permanent collection that displays cutting edge Irish and international art, as well as running a temporary exhibition programme that often ‘juxtaposes the work of leading, well-established figures with that of younger generation artists’. The extensive collections offers a well-rounded and varied gallery of art for visitors to explore, making this the ideal attraction for culture vultures visiting Dublin.
There are a range of tours available, take a look at tour times to plan your trip. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm, Sunday and holidays Noon-5.30pm. Admission is free, and just a short walk from Kilmainham Gaol for those keen to make a day of it. The IMMA is a brief 15- minute bus ride, or a five minute drive from Jurys Inn Christchurch.
As Ireland's oldest public library, Marsh’s Library is a Dublin gem bursting with history and heritage. Founded by Archbishop Narcissus Marsh in 1701, this charming attraction is well worth a visit for its collection of early books and manuscripts, as well as the beautiful dark oak bookcases that have largely remained unchanged in 300 years, making you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Additionally, this is one of the few 18th century buildings that is still being used for its original purpose!
Marsh’s Library is open Monday and Wednesday to Friday 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 10.00am-5pm. Admission costs €3 for adults. Situated on St Patrick’s Close, Marsh’s Library is just seven-minute walk from our Christchurch hotel.
Christ Church Cathedral
Describing itself as the ‘spiritual heart of the city’, Christ Church Cathedral offers a fascinating history for visitors to discover and a beautiful cathedral to explore. As one of Dublin's oldest building, founded c. 1028, Christ Church Cathedral was the centre of medieval Dublin and as such offers a plethora of oddities and relics, including the heart of St Laurence (Dublin's patron saint). The cathedral also has a medieval crypt that houses fascinating memorials, The Treasury, ‘the cat and the rat’, an audio visual presentation, as well as the cathedral shop and café.
Opening times vary depending on the time of year but a roughly between 9am and 5-7pm, Monday to Friday. A visitor pass costs €6 for adults and €2 for children. Christ Church Cathedral sits opposite Jurys Inn Christchurch.
Dublin City Hall
This stunning Georgian building is world-renowned and well worth a visit. City Hall has a fantastic multi-media exhibition about Dublin's history, providing visitors with a journey of Ireland’s capital city from before the 1170 Anglo-Norman invasion to present day.
Free guided tours of the building are available if arranged beforehand, or alternatively, free audio guides are also available. The ‘Dublin’s City Hall: The Story of the Capital’ exhibition tickets cost €3.60 for adults and €1.50 for children. City Hall is open Monday to Saturday, 10am-5.15pm and is a brief three-minute walk from our Christchurch hotel.
Described as ‘Ireland’s World Famous Shopping Street’, Grafton Street is a prime location for those keen to enjoy some retail therapy in a city oozing with culture.
The vibrant and bustling atmosphere offers so much more than just a fantastic shopping zone. Grafton Street offers a plethora of restaurants, bars, cafes, health/beauty pampering establishments, as well as theatres and galleries, making it a thriving hub of culture and shopping.
Grafton Street is a short 11-minute walk from Jurys Inn Christchurch.