Five of the best places just a stone's throw away from Dublin's newest hotel 4 months ago

Five of the best places just a stone's throw away from Dublin's newest hotel

Brought to you by Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

Dublin's newest hotel, the Hyatt Centric, opens in The Liberties this September.

If someone you knew was to visit Dublin City for the very first time, where would you recommend visiting? Chances are that the Guinness Storehouse, Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle are sure to be high enough on the list.

You may not have thought about it before, but all of those places are in the same neighborhood. It's called The Liberties, and it's pretty much Dublin in a nutshell.

On top of all these major tourist attractions, there's a long list of must-see places to get through. We're talking history, culture, and a tonne of fun things to do.

After September 2019, you'll also be able to say it's got one of the finest hotels in the city, with the opening of the 234-room Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin.

The hotel made headlines with the incredible historic artefacts found beneath its surface. Once it opens, they plan on introducing The Liberties to a huge international audience that may not have even heard of the area before.

The World of Hyatt loyalty programme has close to 15 million members, so we reckon a lot more people will be looking to find out what's what in this neck of the woods! Here's our list of five great places that are just a stone's throw away from the hotel:

Vicar Street

Be it music, stand-up comedy, art or theatre you're after, the iconic Vicar Street has it all. Some of the biggest names from all of the aforementioned categories have stood on that stage, and that doesn't look like changing any time soon.

Whatever time of year you're planning on going, we guarantee you there will be something on, and that it will be good.

Chester Beatty Library

The library might not be where you'd usually want to go on your holiers, but we highly recommend popping into this one. Chester Beatty Library is housed within Dublin Castle (which of course is always worth visiting), and boasts everything from long-lost ancient texts to precious manuscripts and historic documents.

It is the only museum in Ireland to have won the title of "European Museum of the Year," and it's easy to see why. Apart from the stunning collection that spans millennia, the rooftop garden is a pretty special place to spend a sunny day.

Kilmainham Gaol

If a library was not somewhere you'd expect to visit, we highly doubt a jail would be either. Kilmainham is of course most famous for being the place where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed.

While that is more than enough of a reason to visit, there is much more to the former prison. From the days of the famine right up through the Civil War, it has a dark and fascinating history to delve into.

Dublin's Whiskey Quarter

There was a time when The Liberties was the spiritual home of Irish whiskey. Now, thanks to the ever-increasing demand for it worldwide, four new distilleries have opened up in the past few years with Teeling’s, Pearse Lyons, Roe & Co, and Dublin Liberties Distillery all based in the area.

The Liberties is one of the best places in Ireland to sample high quality whiskey at the source, but it's the incredible history behind it all that is the most fascinating. Plus, we're making progress in convincing the world that Irish whiskey can compete with anything that Scotland or America can produce...

St Patrick's Cathedral

Not only is St Patrick's Cathedral the largest cathedral in Ireland, but it's also up there with being one of the most culturally significant buildings in Dublin. St Patrick himself is said to have baptised people on the site in 450 AD, and the present-day building has roots as far back as the 13th century.

Apart from all that, it's an incredibly beautiful building. The stained glass windows are some of the finest you'll ever see, and it's well worth booking a tour to make sure you take in every bit of it.

Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin, opening in September 2019, is adjacent to many of Dublin’s most popular attractions. The modern 234 room hotel is designed for the savvy explorer, promising that while guests may arrive as strangers, they will leave as locals. Here's where to go if you want to book your first stay.

Brought to you by Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin