Must-See Views in Dublin

Dublin is a city of character, creativity, and charm. But where should one go to soak up the best views in the city? Boasting some spectacular skylines and sunsets, it’s a little-known secret that Dublin has some great vantage points to gaze out over the horizon and appreciate the full depth of the capital. So, when planning your Dublin itinerary, be sure to place these must-see viewpoints on the top of your list!

Where is the best view of Dublin?

Gravity Bar

Dublin boasts a variety of viewpoints scattered throughout the city. Each offering a vastly different view to the last. And while Dublin is beautiful from any angle, we are slightly biassed, the best view can be subjective to those doing the viewing. With that in mind, we have put together a selection of Dublin's best views.

1. The Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse

Four friends enjoying a beautiful pint of Guinness at Gravity Bar

Sitting at 46 metres high, The Gravity Bar has become the best spot for taking in sweeping views of Dublin. Entrance to The Gravity Bar comes with a self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse, which makes it a perfect location to take in some daytime views of the capital. While you’re enjoying a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, grab one of the many tables located around the spherical floor plan and let your mind wander amid the overlapping rooftops of the city centre. Unfamiliar with Dublin’s top sights? Don’t worry. Dotted along key intervals on the glass paned walls are signposts providing a frame of reference for some of the city’s most beloved sites. Dublin, as it was meant to be seen! It just must be on your list of things to do in Dublin.

2. Killiney Hill

Take in the fresh air along with rugged coastal views by heading to Killiney Hill for a picturesque walk. Located conveniently on the DART line not far from Dublin’s city centre, Killiney Hill is a popular spot for locals to get a break from cityscapes and feel the benefits of the seaside air. Whether you decide to really stretch your legs and explore the surrounding area or simply stick to the short climb to the top of Killiney Hill, the stunning views of Bray Head, the Wicklow mountains, Dublin Bay, and city are waiting to greet you wherever you turn.

3. The Marker

The Marker

Make your way up to the Rooftop Terrace in The Marker Hotel and get an unrivalled view of Dublin in intimate surroundings. Look out over one side of the terrace and you’ll be struck by views of the Irish Sea, turn to the other side and you can gaze out as far as the Dublin Mountains. Situated in the Docklands area of Dublin, the rooftop bar at The Marker is a treat for the eyes and senses. The cocktails and small bites on offer make this spot perfect for any special occasion or simply a weekend with a difference.

4. Poolbeg Lighthouse

Poolbeg Lighthouse is an iconic marker of the Dublin landscape. Begin at the Great South Wall – once the longest walkway of its kind when it was built back in the 18th century – and take in 360-degree sea views. On a clear day, you’ll see rolling horizons stretched before you in advance of reaching the sturdy Poolbeg Lighthouse sitting at the end of the stone walkway. Built in 1768, the lighthouse is a slice of Dublin history and well worth a half-day excursion to see. When you reach the lighthouse, take the time to perch on the wall and watch the ships passing to and from Dublin Port as the skyline merges into the depths of the rolling waves beneath.

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