Plan Your Sightseeing Break In Dublin

Plan your sightseeing break in Dublin

Maldron Hotel Parnell Square is regarded as one of the best located hotels in Dublin city centre and just a stone’s throw from the city’s centre most popular attractions.

Whether you are interested in culture, the arts, history or the outdoors, our location means you are close to all the main sights and places of interest. Create your own walking tour of Dublin here.


O’Connell Street

O’Connell Street is located 350 metres and just 3 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The capital’s main street is home to the ‘Spire’, a 120m high striking and innovative monument in the middle of the street just across from the historic GPO. O’Connell Street is at the heart of Dublin city and is walking distance of attractions such as Trinity College, Temple Bar and Dublin’s main retail high streets, Grafton Street and Henry Street.


Trinity College

Trinity College is located only a 1.2 kilometre stroll from the hotel. One of Ireland’s leading historical sites, it attracts half a million visitors every year. The university is the oldest in Ireland and holds within its library the Book of Kells; a must see for any tourist.


The Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is situated 2.5 kilometres from the hotel and only a short taxi drive or a short bus journey away. At St. James Gate you can enjoy the Guinness story from beginning to end at the Guinness Storehouse tour. Then relax with a complimentary pint of the black stuff in the Gravity Bar  – the highest bar in Dublin, with 360 degree views over the city. It is one of the best brewery tours in Ireland, marrying food, drink, heritage and history.

Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11.30am to 7.00pm (last entry 5.00pm) and Friday to Saturday from 11.30am to 9.30pm (last entry 8.00pm).

Pre-booking is essential via their website for up to 6 visitors and you can select a time slot to visit.


The Old Jameson Distillery

The Old Jameson Distillery Bow Street is just 1km from Maldron Hotel Parnell Square. Jameson Distillery is a must-see for all whiskey enthusiasts. The tour is extremely insightful as it follows the different stages in the distilling process. Following the tour, you are treated to a whiskey tasting in the Jameson bar.


Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin Writers Museum is situated just around the corner from the hotel in Parnell Square. The collection features the lives and works of Ireland’s greatest literary geniuses. Dublin is famous as a city of writers and literature and the Dublin Writers Museum is an essential visit for anyone who wants to discover, explore or simply enjoy Dublin’s immense literary heritage.


The Garden of Remembrance

The Garden of Remembrance is located just 100 metres from the hotel. This beautiful garden in the heart of the city was designed by Daithi Hanly and dedicated to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom. The large sculpture by Oisin Kelly is based on the theme of the “Children of Lir”. The garden is intended as a place of quiet remembrance and reflection.


The Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park is the largest municipal park within a city’s limits in the world and is only a short bus journey away. From the historic Wellington monument, a memorial to Lord Wellington, the only Irishman to be British Prime Minister, to Aras an Uachtarain, the home of the Irish President. While exploring Dublin, Phoenix Park is the perfect place to take a stroll and take in the picturesque surroundings. The Park is just a short taxi drive from Maldron Parnell Square.


Dublin Zoo

The 30-acre zoo is the perfect place to visit while on a family break in Dublin, with over 200 species of wild animals and birds this zoo is a highlight for youngsters and parents alike.
Dublin Zoo is only a short taxi drive from Maldron Hotel Parnell Square.

Dublin City Gallery
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane is located around the corner just a 2 minute walk from the hotel. This Dublin city gallery is the oldest gallery of modern and contemporary art with interesting collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings and Francis Bacon’s studio. Admission to the gallery is free.


Temple Bar

Temple Bar is just a short walk across the Liffey and is one of the main cultural quarters in the city. It is very popular for eating, socialising and having a great night out. This social quarter is situated within a 10-minute stroll from Maldron Hotel Parnell Square. The famous Irish pubs, many of which have been open since the eighteenth century, are known to serve the best pints of Guinness in the world. There are several theories about the origin of the Temple Bar name, but one of the most commonly believed ones it that it comes from a Temple family, who lived there in the mid 1600s. Another theory is that the quarter is named after the Temple region in London.


Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol is a fantastic attraction for anyone with an interest in Irish history. Discover the history of the Gaol through a guided tour and learn about prison life in Ireland. The jail plays a central role in the foundation of the modern Irish state as it was here that the leaders of the 1916 rising where executed. The Kilmainham Gaol is located 3.7km from Maldron Hotel Parnell Square.

Book your next Dublin trip with us and be in the centre of all Dublin’s main attractions.