9 Instagram-Worthy Backdrops in Dublin You Should Check Out

Back in the day, our travel photos were left hidden in photo albums and trapped in wall frames for our families and relatives to see when they visit our homes. We take pride in these pictures, as they give a gist of the remarkable places we’ve been to, as well as the joy of witnessing these places first-hand. 

Today, travel photos have evolved, as they don’t just hide inside our photo albums: they are showcased online for our social network to see. We’ve also become more creative with our travel photos, exploring different angles, and trying out different presets and filters to make it even more Instagrammable

If you’re visiting Dublin Ireland, you’ll discover a wealth of attractions that are worthy to be seen on your IG feed and social media profiles. Sometimes, they only take a 10-minute walk from each other. 

1. Georgian Doors of Dublin

Dublin is known for its remarkable Georgian architecture, but what makes the city more instantly recognizable is their use of vibrantly colored doors. History tells us that the architectural development named Georgian Dublin in the early 18th to 19th centuries was defined by a uniform style, meaning all new houses looked the same. Painting their doors in bold, unusual colors was the only way to combat monotony and make their homes look distinctive from outside. 

Today, Georgian doors are a visual symbol of Dublin, as seen on postcards and Instagram. The best places to find authentic Georgian Dublin doors are on the south side of the city centre. Look at Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, and Fitzwilliam Square. Even serviced apartments in Dublin Leeson are influenced by the Georgian architecture.

2. Temple Bar District 

While Temple Bar often gets a bad rap for being overrated and overpriced, you can still take a stroll around the district without taking out your wallet. The district features IG-worthy streetscapes, vivid street murals, colorful pubs and stores, art galleries, and craft and vintage shops – all of which make a great photo for your IG feed.

3. Dublin Street Art

Hunting street art is one of the best things to do in Dublin. The street art scene gives colorful life to the city’s gray facades, with radical murals, stunning portraits, and electric artwork adorning the walls of the city centre. 

Discover Dublin’s top street art pieces at Drury street, Tivoli Car Park, Temple Bar, Love Lane, and Richmond street.  

4. Trinity College Dublin

Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature, and it would be a shame not to visit the university where famous authors like Oscar Wilde, John Millington Synge, and Bram Stoker graduated. 

Before stepping inside the buildings, make sure to snap a pic at the front square courtyard of Trinity College. The lovely courtyard is surrounded by 18th-century buildings and is made iconic by a campanile bell tower added in 1853. 

Then, don’t miss “The Long Room” of Trinity College Library, the home of The Book of Kells. Touring the sprawling library instantly gives off a Harry Potter movie vibe. 

5. Poolbeg Lighthouse

The iconic, bright red lighthouse at the end of the Great South Wall is a photogenic city landmark you shouldn’t miss. It’s located almost right in the centre of Dublin Bay, with its popping red hue standing out against the blue seascapes. 

6. Guinness Storehouse and Gravity Bar at the 7th floor 

A trip to Dublin will never be complete without drinking a pint of Ireland’s most famous drink: Guinness. And what better way to drink a pint of that black stuff than to go to the Guinness Storehouse? After learning how to pour the perfect pint through a fun guided tour, finish your trip on a strong note by going to the 7th-floor Gravity Bar. Guinness is best enjoyed while feasting your eyes on the stunning views of Dublin from the storehouse’s top floor. 

7. Howth Cliffs

Step outside of the city center, head north, and you’ll see one of the most scenic places in all of Dublin: Howth. A cliff walk in Howth provides a lot of photo opportunities, including The Baily Lighthouse, gulls swooping over the water, gorse-covered landscape, and more. 

8. Killiney Hill

If you’re headed south and you’re planning to go for a hike, Killiney Hill might be the place to be. The height of this hill is over 150m so it means you’ll have a wealth of incredible views of the surrounding areas of Dublin, Wicklow, and the Irish Sea. 

9. The Castles of Dublin

Nothing screams “European tour” than taking a selfie with a castle. Dublin might be a hip, cosmopolitan destination but it’s also home to some of the must-visit castles in Ireland. We have Dublin castle, the heart of historic Dublin. We also have Howth Castle, Malahide Castle, Swords Castle, Drimnagh Castle, Bullock Castle, Ardgillan Castle, and Dalkey Castle. 
Author Bio: Carmina Natividad is a free-spirited writer who loves exploring the great outdoors. She loves traveling, eating, taking food and streetscape photographs, and simply enjoying new experiences and writing about them. To know more about hotels and travel blogs, you may visit PREMIER SUITES Dublin Leeson.

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