Explore the Area
Discover the Best Things to Do in Dublin
The new Hard Rock Hotel Dublin is located within the commercial centre of Dublin City Centre, on Lord Edward Street. Within walking distance you’ll find the top attractions in Temple Bar, the city’s cultural hot spot, and many of Dublin’s most visited landmarks and attractions, including Trinity College, the Book of Kells, Grafton Street, St. Stephen’s Green and the world-famous Guinness Storehouse. Many of Dublin’s excellent Irish cultural centres and institutions, including the Gallery of Photography, the Olympia Theatre, the National Library Photographic Archive, Smock Alley Theatre and the Irish Film Institute, are also located near Hard Rock Hotel Dublin.
The best things to do in Dublin within walking distance:
- Trinity College & the Book of Kells
- Temple Bar
- Dublin Castle
- The Guinness Storehouse
- Jameson Distillery
- Grafton Street
- St Stephens Green
- Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo
- Aviva Stadium (home to Irish rugby and soccer)
- Croke Park Stadium (Europe’s third largest stadium and host of Gaelic games)
Arts and Entertainment:
- Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
- Olympia Theatre
- Vicar Street
- Dublin Convention Centre
Attractions of Historical and Cultural Significance
Dublin is a city of rich history, and Hard Rock Hotel Dublin is located next to one of the city’s most important areas of historical and architectural significance. Located on Lord Edward Street, in the heart of medieval Dublin, the hotel is close to Christchurch Cathedral and Dublin Castle, as well as other heritage sites that date back to the Viking and medieval periods.
Dublin Castle, located directly across from the hotel, was erected in the early 13th century on the site of a Viking settlement. For centuries it served as the headquarters of the English — and later British — administration in Ireland. In 1922, following Ireland’s independence, Dublin Castle was handed over to the new Irish government. It is now a major government complex and a key tourist attraction.
The Georgian architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries can also be seen all around the property. College Gree, Leeson Street, St. Stephens Green and The Four Courts are all beautiful examples that you can visit within walking distance of the hotel.