Top ten tourist attractions in Dublin - SEE PHOTOS
Historic, scenic and popular - here are Dublin's must visit spots
Dublin Castle was formerly the centre of British rule in Ireland. The best thing to visit here today is undoubtedly the Chester Beatty Library, which has some of the finest collections of Eastern art in the world. (Alfred Chester Beatty, an American mining magnate, was a major collector of Eastern art. He moved his collection to Ireland in 1950.) Admission to this library is free - so a visit here is an absolute must. Dublin Castle also contains a police museum.
10. Christ Church Cathedral
This is just a short walk from St. Patrick's Cathedral, which Christ Church predates. This is one of Dublin's oldest buildings, and includes in its exhibition various rare manuscripts, historic artefacts and gold and silverware. The cathedral is also notable for being the location for the first performance of Handel's Messiah and it continues to put on various choral performances. Rather surprisingly, for a place of worship (and the same goes for St. Patrick's Cathedral), but there is an admission charge for Christ Church, at around $8.47
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