9 of the most Instagrammable spots in Dublin

Dublin is a pretty photogenic city, if we do say so ourselves. From picture perfect parks to colourful street art, there’s a whole host of photo opportunities just waiting to be discovered here.

Not sure where to start? Here are 9 of our favourites…


ANNE’S LANE

With stunning architecture and street art, it’s always recommended to keep your eyes on the skies when exploring Dublin – but nowhere is this more relevant than Anne’s Lane. Hidden away on one of the city’s many winding back lanes, you’ll find these colourful umbrellas floating overhead.

When you’ve got that perfect shot, head into Zozimus Bar to get refreshed – they serve up creative cocktails and do a brilliant boozy brunch for you early(ish) risers.

HA’PENNY BRIDGE

Located in the heart of the city, this charming bridge has become an icon of Dublin. It’s over 200 years old and makes for a great photo backdrop with it’s pretty decorative arches and lampposts. Chances are you’ll cross the Ha’penny more than once during your time in the city, but head here in the early evening when it’s lit up for the best shots.

 

GRAVITY BAR AT GUINNESS STOREHOUSE 

You can’t come to Dublin and not try a Guinness – it’s practically the law. Located on the 7th-floor of the Guinness Storehouse, this has gotta be one of the best places in the city to try a pint of the black stuff. As well as your drink, you’ll enjoy panoramic views across the city. And if you take the Guinness Storehouse tour then you can add a drink here on to the end of your day – we’ll cheers to that!

THE LONG ROOM 

Looking like a place straight out of a Harry Potter book makes this one of the most frequently snapped spots in the city. Located at Dublin’s famous Trinity College, the library is home to over 200,000 books, including the Book of Kells – a world-famous medieval manuscript. The Long Room itself is recognisable by these huge arches so you definitely won’t miss it!

POOLBERG LIGHTHOUSE 

If you fancy getting out of the city and catching some sea air, then make the short trip to Dublin Bay and get a picture with Poolberg Lighthouse. You can’t miss this bright-red lighthouse which is located at the end of the Great South Wall. It’s also surrounded by great views of Dublin and you can take a stroll here from the city centre.

TEMPLE BAR 

Have you even been to Dublin if you haven’t got this shot (or had one too many shots) at Temple Bar? As well as this famous pub which is the scene of many a selfie, this area is famous for its nightlife with a tonne of traditional Irish pubs and modern bars. It’s also well worth is visit during daylight hours, too – stroll the cobbled streets, browse galleries and boutiques and soak up the atmosphere. Oh, and keep an eye out for all the street art here too!

GEORGIAN QUARTER

Head to the south side of the city to start your hunt for Dublin’s most famous doorways. That’s right – the doors on this side of the city are famous for their bright colours which provide a colourful backdrop for your shots. The doors are so popular that they even have their very own Instagram account – @thedoorsofdublin.

PHOENIX PARK

Big fan of Bambi? Then you’re gonna want to check out this park and meet the resident herd of deer. As well as being one of Dublin’s most Instagrammable places, it’s also one of the city’s cutest. And it’s not just home to the deer – within the huge park, you can also find Dublin Zoo, castles and a Victorian tearoom. If the sun is shining, why not make a day of it and hire a bike to make your way around?

SAMUEL BECKETT BRIDGE 

Another Instagram post, another bridge… This impressive modern bridge crosses the River Liffey in the city’s historic Docklands area. Named after the famous Dublin-born writer, the bold design of the bridge mimics a harp which is the symbol of Ireland.

So – there you have it! Whether you’re a photography enthusiast or just a happy snapper with your phone, hunting out some of these spots makes for some great photos AND will take you on a makeshift tour of some of the city’s unique attractions.

If you’re planning your trip to Dublin soon, then be sure to check out our spot – located right in the heart of the city, you won’t need to go far to be part of the action.