Things to do in Dublin for the Solo Traveller

Travelling alone offers a host of benefits and Dublin is one of the most rewarding places in Europe to travel solo. So, if you’re embarking on your very own adventure through Ireland’s capital, rest assured you couldn’t have picked a better place. We’ve picked out a curated list of activities that are perfect for the solo traveller and suitable rain or shine! Get ready to immerse yourself in Dublin’s historical gems, cultural magnets, and local institutions.

Discover the Twists and Turns of the City

Ireland has a reputation for being a land of storytellers, so why not soak up some local knowledge on a walking tour of the city centre? This is one of the best ways to get acquainted with the capital and discover the local lore and history of its storied buildings. Dublin is eminently walkable, with many twists and turns leading you down fascinating thoroughfares for unrivalled insights into the fair city. There’s a host of themed walking tours available that will cater to every traveller’s taste. Additionally, there are plenty of pub crawls around the city, perfect for meeting like-minded travellers and making new friends. If you’re staying in a hostel or hotel, be sure to ask for their recommendations.

Explore the Home of Guinness

A visit to the Guinness Storehouse is an ideal activity for solo travellers in Dublin. Exploring the Storehouse on your own allows you to fully absorb the self-guided tour, interactive exhibits and delve into this unparalleled look at brewing history at your own pace. One of the best things about travelling alone is indulging in your passions, so take the chance to dive into one of the premium experiences on offer. From a specialised tasting journey of Guinness with a small intimate group to an exclusive tour of St. James’s Gate throughout the centuries, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable time at the home of Guinness.

Learn How to Forge a Silver Ring

Take the unique opportunity to learn how to forge a silver ring in a dedicated workshop by Silver Works. These ring making workshops take place 7 days a week in the city centre but be sure to book in advance as they sell out fast. In a small group you’ll discover the basics of silver-smithing to produce a beautiful, handmade ring as the ideal reminder of your time in Dublin. This hands-on, practical class is sure to ignite your creativity and teach you something new in the process.

Linger over the Book of Kells

Exploring Trinity College Dublin is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Dublin on your own. After wandering through the historic campus, venture into the Long Room known as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Here, you can take your time admiring one of Ireland’s greatest historical treasures, The Book of Kells. Each page of this majestically decorated manuscript offers visitors with a keen eye and patience a truly rewarding experience.

Savour a Delicious Irish Meal

Enjoying a scrumptious sample of Irish cuisine should surely be on your list of things to do in Dublin. Pop into one of the many restaurants serving up traditional fare in the city and get ready for mouthful after mouthful of rich and hearty flavours. Opt for a Guinness and beef pie, a freshly made stew or some classic fish and chips for the perfect treat to fuel your solo adventures.

How do Solo Travellers Meet People in Dublin?

Dublin is full of fun pubs that offer lots of Irish trad music or the average rock bars. A pub crawl may be a wonderful way for the solo traveller to meet people and make friends. Also, the Guinness Storehouse offers the Guinness Storehouse Experience and lots of Guinness tasting workshops, a fantastic way to meet people around the world.



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