STUBA hits the road in the UK & Ireland
STUBA hits the road in the UK and Ireland
Stuba has thousands of properties in the UK & Ireland, with one city being a standout for travellers the world over.
Founded in 841, Dublin was originally settled by Vikings amongst a population of Celtic tribes. In the 9th century the Danes captured Dublin and had control until 1171 when they were expelled by King Henry II of England. By the 14th century the king of England controlled Dublin and the nearby area referred to as “the Pale”.
When the English Civil Wars ended in 1649, Oliver Cromwell took over. Dublin experienced huge growth and development in the 17th century because many Protestant refugees from Europe came to Dublin. By the 17th century Dublin was the second greatest city, only behind London, and a period when great Georgian style buildings were constructed that still stand today. Georgian style architecture was popular from 1720 to 1840 during the times when George I, George II, George III, and George IV of England were ruling.
Fast forward to modern times, and you will find Dublin a vibrant, exciting and culturally interesting place, and the entry point for most international visitors.
Some of the best things to do and see include:
St Patrick’s Cathedral: Founded in 1191, it is the largest church in Ireland. Guided tours regularly, enquire when purchasing tickets
Dublin Castle: A little different to what visitors might expect, but still worth the visit. The former seat of British rule, it invokes thoughts of times past. Guided tours are available for just a few Euros
Dublinia & the Viking World: heritage centre located in central Dublin, at the heart of the medieval city. The exhibitions at Dublinia explore life as it was in the medieval city and the world of the Vikings. Discounted admission to the Christ Church Cathedral available
General Post Office (GPO): The General Post Office (GPO) is one of Ireland’s most iconic buildings. For almost 200 years it has been the headquarters of the Post Office in Ireland. It was designed by Francis Johnston in Neo Classical style and took four years to build from 1814-1818. In 1916 it was taken over by Irish Rebels led by P.H. Pearse. During the Easter Rising, The interior was completely destroyed. Amazingly, the beautiful exterior managed to survive the shelling from General Maxwell’s forces and fires caused
Dublin Writers Museum: Located in an 18th century house, the museum is dedicated to Irish literature and the lives of individual Irish writers such as Shaw, Joyce, Yeats & Pearse
Old Library at Trinity College & Book of Kells: The gorgeously illustrated original manuscript of the Book of Kells is the main draw here, but the massive Long Hall of the Old library itself is equally if not even more impressive.
Guinness Storehouse: no need for any introduction here. A great tour of the brewing process; and surprisingly, the beer testes better here due to the special Dublin water !
Thanks to travelwiki for the tips