Want Dublin hotels that are close to the city’s exciting nightlife scene? Then stay in the thick of the action by booking Dublin hotels in the Temple Bar area.
Temple Bar is located in the heart of Dublin city on the south side of the River Liffey. It is bordered by Dame Street to the south, Fishamble Street to the west, Westmoreland Street to the east and the River Liffey to the north. It’s a very central place to base yourself if you’re here to sight-see, shop or socialise, as there are lots of Dublin hotels located here.
Temple Bar is one of the oldest and most loved parts of Dublin city. Its medieval character is instantly recognisable with lots of narrow cobbled streets and old world style lampposts. It’s not sure how the area got its name but maybe it was down to a gentleman named Sir William Temple who was said to have developed the area in the 17th century.
Today, the Temple Bar area is one of the city’s cultural hotspots with many Irish Cultural Institutions located here like the Irish Photography Centre, the Irish Film Institute, the Temple Bar Music Centre and the Gaiety School of Acting to name a few.
Of course, Temple Bar is well known as one of the best nightlife spots, not alone in Dublin, or Ireland, but indeed throughout Europe! When the sun sets over Dublin city, the Temple Bar area really comes alive with young and old enjoying the huge array of pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants. There is something here to suit all tastes whether you’d like to enjoy a gourmet meal, listen to live Irish music in a traditional pub, laugh your socks off at a comedy show, or party into the small hours in one of the many trendy nightclubs. (Read ‘Temple Bar – the nightlife capital of Dublin’ for more).
During the day, Temple Bar is a great place to just stroll around and soak up the atmosphere. You’ll stumble upon some quirky gift shops, alternative clothes shops, bookshops, second hand shops and some interesting vegetarian cafes. Attractions to look out for in this area include Merchant’s Arch (1822), the cast-iron Ha’Penny Bridge (1816) and the Dublin Viking Adventure on Essex Street. Other major attractions like Trinity College, Dublin Castle and Christchurch Cathedral are within short walking distance of Temple Bar.
Probably the best time to visit Temple Bar is in the evening when you can experience the buzz and enjoy on street entertainment in the form of buskers and comedians. Then eat, drink and have fun!
If you’d like all this on your doorstep, then choose Dublin hotels which are located in Temple Bar. Three star hotels located in Temple Bar include the Paramount Hotel, the Parliament Hotel, the Fleet Street Hotel and the Temple Bar Hotel. You could also stay in the River House Hotel or if you’re after five star luxury then stay at the exclusive Westin Hotel which is just steps from Temple Bar.
When you book Dublin hotels in Temple Bar, you’ll not only be in the thick of action, you’ll also be within easy walking distance of O’Connell Street (Dublin’s main thoroughfare) and Grafton and Henry Street (two of the city’s main shopping streets).
Hope this inspires you to visit Temple Bar when in Dublin. Remember if you’ve any question or queries about booking Dublin hotels in Temple Bar, don’t hesitate to ask by using the comment box below.