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3 areas you must explore in Dublin

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Dublin is definitely not cheap, and with prices of hostels starting from 50Euro a night it is no surprise that it's not a must for students. 

The River Liffey flows through the centre of Dublin 

Dublin, however, has a lot to offer. It is a diverse city, crammed with backpackers and travellers; there is a lot to see even when you're on a budget. It's not a big city and it doesn't take a long time to get from one place to the other, eveything is within walking distance, and all of the main spots are close to each other. Temple Bar District and Trinity College, the two most popular tourist places in Dublin, are only a ten-miinute walk apart.

There are a lot of places in Dublin that everyone visiting should see. If you are on a budget, a student, or simply do not want to spend a lot of money... read on to see top three places to visit in Dublin for free! Yes, for free!

1. Temple Bar District

This is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in Dublin. It is known as Dublin's cultural quarter with great nightlife, cute little cafes and a lot of cool street art.

A lot of toursists go to Temple Bar for the night life, but if you are on a budget and don't want to spend any money walking around and taking cool pictures of all the street art is just as enjoyable.

There are a lot of hidden corners that are fantastic to take pictures of - walking the whole way around Temple Bar could take anything from an hour to half a day if you're really into photography. Let's not lie to ourselves, everyone wants to Instagram their travels - and what better way than with a wicked picture, posing in front of a grungy wall, covered in graffiti, whilst wearing reflective sunglasses and posing like a model? 

There are so many cool streets in the district you'll never run out of photo ideas 

 

2. Trinity College 

This is probably the number one place for tourists. Trinity College is really a university, the name is deceitful, and it is recognised for its academic excellence and amazing student experience. The beautiful, historic buildings are impressive and look great on pictures.

As of 2016 Trinity College was ranked 96th best university in the world, so if you're into your books this is definitely a must-see. 

There are tours that walk you around the university and tell you of its history, but this comes with a cost. If you dont want to spend any money you are free to walk around the campus for free and take pictures. 

 

3. Georgian Dublin 

This is a beautiful area in Dublin, next to Merrion Square, which displays beautiful georgian style houses. Dublin is known for its beautiful Georgian architecture and visiting this place is the perfect representation of this. It is a colourful spot in the city as all the doors of the houses are painted in different colours. It is not a surprise to see people all over the streets standing still, talking pictures of each beautiful door. 

Around this area also are a number of museums, and not far, also on Merrion Square St, on the corner, you can stand outside and take a picture of Oscar Wilde's house and then walk over the road to visit the beautiful park and flower gardens of Merrion Square. 

 

 

Photos credits: Aleksandra Ganuszko 

 




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