Things to Do

Medieval, Georgian and modern architecture provide a backdrop to a friendly, bustling city where the cosmopolitan and charming converge in delightful diversity. Stroll through the streets of this wonderful city and you may still hear echoes of the generations of famous personalities that called Dublin home.

Aviva Stadium

The Aviva (Lansdowne Road) is Ireland’s national stadium, it plays host to both soccer and rugby international matches, as well as other varied events. The stadium is renowned for its intimidating “Lansdowne Roar” as home supporters are very vocal and the stands are in very close proximity to the pitch. The stadium is just a few minutes stroll from the hotel.


The Royal Dublin Society was founded in 1731 to promote the development of agriculture, arts, science and industry in Ireland. Having moved to Ballsbridge in 1879, the 40 acre site includes 10 multi-purpose exhibition halls, the RDS stadium, meeting rooms, bars, restaurants and over 2,000 car parking spaces. The RDS is synonymous with the annual Royal Dublin Horse Show.

Shop ’til you Drop

The Lansdowne Hotel is just a short walk from Grafton Street, Dublin’s ultimate pedestrian shopping area. Stroll down from Grafton Street and across the river Liffey to the northside of the city and you can complete your shopping experience with a host of shops, fine restaurants and quality bars.

Visit a Castle

Step back in time and visit Dublin Castle in the heart of historic Dublin.

Go to the Zoo

“Meet the Keeper” and learn about the many rare and endangered species that live in Dublin Zoo.

Sample the Culture

Visit Dublin’s cultural quarters that are Kavanagh’s Baggotonia and Temple Bar. Stroll through the streets and savour the atmosphere, there’s always something to see.

Join in a session

The Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl is a fun filled evening of music, song and drink led by two professional musicians.

Canal Stroll

Where our famous poet Patrick Kavanagh gleaned much of his inspiration the Grand Canal offers a peaceful retreat from city life – his seat remains intact on the Baggot Street Bridge so have a rest and who knows what piece of literary genius might inspire you!

Trace your roots

Trace your family’s history in Ireland in the many genealogical centres around Dublin.

Dublin City Bus Tour

The Dublin City Tour has been carefully designed to give you the freedom to explore and experience the history and culture of Dublin at your leisure. Your “2 Days” ticket will allow you to hop on and off, as often as you wish to see Dublin’s many visitor attractions, tickets available at reception at only 16 euro per person with an exclusive pick up only 5 minutes walk away from the Hotel.

Viking Splash

Be a Viking for the day and see Dublin the fun way by land and water.

Night at the Theatre

Whatever aspect of theatre you enjoy there will certainly be something to interest you while you are in Dublin. The Hotel is in close proximity to the Abbey Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre, the Gate Theatre and the Olympia Theatre.

Hill Walking

Why not let us arrange your walking weekend? The Lansdowne Hotel is only minutes from the foot hills of the Dublin Mountains. E-mail us below to enquire about our Walking Weekends. Spend Saturday walking the Wicklow Way and Sunday walking the shopping streets of Dublin


Take that moonlit walk along Sandymont Strand or go for a dip in the renowned Forty Foot. The Lansdowne being situated on the East Coast you have lots of shoreline and sandy beaches to choose from.

Golden Mile experience

Check out the world’s most famous pub crawl, The Golden Mile Experience, a.k.a The Baggot Mile, Dublin, the city that boasts the best bars in the world.

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