Historical Walking Tour of Dublin
Neither Bradley nor I are great history buffs, but I think we are both learning to enjoy and appreciate history more during our travels. While in Dublin, we happened to see a flyer for a historical walking tour offered by history graduates of Trinity College. It looked interesting, so we signed up online.
We met the tour guides at the front gate of Trinity College. The guides were standing right by the front gate and holding a handful of the advertising flyers. If you don't want to pay online or sign up in advance, you can just show up on the day and pay the guide in cash at the end of the tour.
Our guide, Tim, had just completed his PhD in History at Trinity College and was full of historical information about Dublin and Ireland as a whole. During our walk through Dublin we made quite a few stops on this 2.5 hour tour including Christ Church Cathedral, City Hall, and Dublin Castle.
The history of Dublin - starting from the Vikings, to the Romans, to the English, and up to current day - was fascinating. Our guide did a great job detailing stories so that you could really imagine what the city must have looked like back in each of those different time periods. We really enjoyed the tour and felt it was well worth the cost at €12/person.
In case you missed it – hover over the photos for more information about the places we visited on our tour. We recommend going on the tour yourself if you're in Dublin. Let us know if you do!