Don’t let a limited budget stop you visiting the Irish capital of Dublin because there’s plenty of things to do for free.
In fact, a lot of the best attractions for all the family are free.
So, keep your cash in your pocket and see what you can do for nothing:
Take a stroll in Phoenix Park
One of Europe’s biggest urban green spaces, the park has loads of tranquil spots where you can enjoy some peace and quiet away from the madding crowds.
If you’re lucky, you could nuzzle up close to some of the deer that roam the park.
Take the time to stop and look at Aras an Uachtaráin, the official home of the Irish President.
A green oasis
if you are a green fingered gardener, you will love The National Botanic Gardens, an oasis of calm with thousands of rare plants, trees and flowers nestling in an oasis among the busy streets to the north of the city.
Check out a museum or gallery
Most of Dublin’s public galleries and museums are free. The National Museum has a hoard of beautiful Celtic and Medieval treasures.
The National Gallery features many works by Old Masters, while the Dublin City Gallery is more contemporary.
Admire the architecture
Dublin is famous for its striking buildings and one of the best places to see the city in all its glory is Henrietta Street, where a row of iconic Georgian mansions still stand with almost untouched exteriors.
Beat the bikes
A great game for the family. Dublin bikes are a healthy treat for a nice day and free to use – providing you return your cycle to one of the 100 racks scattered across the city within 30 minutes. If you work out your trip in advance, it’s possible to pedal around the city all day without paying a penny in rent.
Walking through history
The Fitzwilliam Hotel offers a free podcast to non-residents, if you listen to a couple of adverts. The 30 minute walk include a tour of Easter Rising locations and the most fashionable stores in the city. You can also claim a free hot chocolate in the hotel bar at the top of Grafton Street.