25 Dublin Attractions within walking distance of The Morrison

An enchanting, captivating and culture-rich city, Dublin is glowing with lively pubs, rich historic sites and breathtaking greenery. Dublin is more than 1,000 years old, and there’s ancient history to explore all over city, from streets and buildings to cultural objects. Visitors will find remnants of Victorian, Georgian, medieval and even Viking eras. The Morrison hotel is ideally located in the centre of Dublin City and close to a wide variety of unique and wonderful attractions that will leave visitors spoilt for choice.

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Guinness Storehouse 

The Guinness Storehouse, winner of the top attraction in Europe, is located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery which is the actual, working Guinness brewery that has been home to Guinness since its creation in 1759. The Guiness Storehouse spans across 7 floors, distinctively designed in the shape of a Guiness glass. Visitors partake in interactive trips through the brewing, which demonstrate the brewing process and teaches you everything you ever wanted to know Guinness. Visitors can also participate in tutored pint pouring lessons. 

The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar, which is the highest bar in Dublin City. Here visitors receive a complimentary pint of Guinness and can relax and enjoy the breath-taking 360-degree panoramic views of the city. 

Walking Distance    

Guinness Storehouse: 1800 meters / 1.8 KM

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Jameson Distillery Bow St.

One of Dublin’s leading and award winning attractions, the Jameson Distillery, Bow St. is within walking distance to the hotel. Located on the original site of John Jameson's distillery in Bow Street , Dublin which was founded in 1780, offers exciting and engaging guided whiskey experiences for the whiskey connoisseur or novice!. Discover the Story of Jameson through a Bow St. Experience, where a comparison whiskey tasting is included and a glass of daily grog.

For those seeking a deeper dive in all things whiskey then we recommend the Whiskey Makers or the Whiskey Shakers , both 90 minute masterclasses in either blending or cocktail shaking!

Luas stop Smithfield and Walking distance to Jameson Distillery Bow St.: 1000 meters / 1 KM

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3 Arena Dublin

The 3 Arena Dublin is one of the largest event venues Dublin Dublin, with a capacity of 14,500 people. The 3 Arena hosts regular concerts and attracts a diverse variety of the world’s top artists to perform in it. This venue is conveniently located on the Red Luas Line (tram) which is on the doorstep of the Morrison hotel.  Guests can travel from the hotel to the 3 Arena in several minutes.

Walking Distance

3 Arena Dublin: 2500 meters / 2.5 KM

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Dublin was the home of some of the world’s greatest playwrights and has a thriving theatre scene which provides a wide variety of shows with well-known Irish and visiting artists. As well as major Irish and international plays which run in the larger venues there are many smaller theatre spaces in the city where you will find an array of new and experimental works.

Walking Distance: 

Gaiety Theatre: 950 meters / 0.95 KM

Gate Theatre: 1000 meters / 1KM

Bord Gais Energy Theatre:  1900 meters / 1.9 KM

Olympia Theatre: 350 meters / 0.35 KM

Ambassador Theatre: 1100 meters / 1.1 KM

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Museums and Galleries

Dublin’s offers visitors an enchanting variety of National, quirky and cool museums. Dublin proudly parades its art and culture, both historical and contemporary in numerous wonderful museums. Along with the National Gallery, the National Museums and IMMA, there are many fine private collections. The range of art and artefacts is enormous, ensuring any visitor will be enthralled for hours.

Walking Distance: 

National Gallery: 1300 meters / 1.3 KM

National Museum of Ireland: 1300 meters / 1.3 KM

National Leprechaun Museum: 100 meters / 0.1 KM

Irish museum of Modern Art: 2500 meters / 2.5 KM

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Trinity College 

Trinity College is situated in the centre of Dublin City and has been voted one of the top attractions in Ireland. A walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. 

Other attractions of Trinity College include campus tours, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Oscar Eilder Centre, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Science Gallery and the Science Safari Podcast Trail.

Walking Distance

Trinity College: 1000 meters / 1 KM

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Temple Bar

Temple Bar is a considered to be one of the most cultural, and historic areas in Dublin and is nestled in the heart of the city within a short stroll of the hotel. Rich in culture, Temple Bar is a charming area that has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets that lead to attractions such as Irish Film Institute, Project Arts Centre and the National Photographic Archives. Temple Bar is also a vibrant and energetic area that has a lively nightlife boasting many of the Dublin’s most famous bars and restaurants. As well as its many fine bars and restaurants, you’ll find plenty of cool independent fashion and design shops, colourful outdoor markets and award-winning architectural spaces

Walking Distance

Temple Bar:  200 meters / 0.2 KM

Phoenix Park 

The Phoenix Park was established as a Royal deer park in the 17th century and is one of the largest deigned landscapes in any European City. Phoenix Park has many highlights that make this one of the top attractions in Dublin City and well worth a visit during your stay.  

Places of interest include, The Victorian People's Flower Gardens, Ashtown Demesne, The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, The Victorian Tea Kiosk

Phoenix Park is also home to Dublin Zoo and Áras an Uachtaráin which is the residence of the President of Ireland and adjacent to the United States Ambassador's residence. 

Phoenix Park is also an ideal area to enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling, walking, jogging and running. The park boasts many different and scenic paths to choose from. 

Walking Distance

Phoenix Park: 2000 meters / 2 KM

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Kilmainham Gaol 

Kilmainham Gaol is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe. Kilmainham, Gaol opened in 1796 and is where the main rebellious leaders of the Irish Revolution were incarcerated. The Gaol was closed on 1924, with the last remaining prisoner Eammon de Valera being released. Eammon de Valera, later became Prime Minister and President of Ireland.

Kilmainham Gaol is now one of the leading places to see during your visit to Dublin. Attractions include a major exhibition detailing the political and penal history of the prison and its restoration. Guided tours of the prison which include an audio-visual show, demonstrate how Ireland became an independent nation. 

Walking Distance

3200 meters / 3.2 KM

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Dublin is a city that is rich in culture and has a strong diverse religious background. 

Dublin City hosts two of the country’s most impressive cathedrals. 

St Patricks Cathedral was built in 1191 and is Ireland’s largest cathedral. This cathedral was built in honour of Irelands patron saint. Saint Patrick’s cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where Saint Patrick had baptised converts on his visit to Dublin. Saint Patrick’s cathedral is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and also has stunning interiors to view which include one of Ireland’s largest organs.  

Christchurch Cathedral was founded circa 1028, making it one of Ireland’s earliest surviving buildings. Christchurch is located in the medieval part of the Dublin and is one of the top tourist attractions in the city. It has beautiful interiors and fascinating medieval crypts that visitors can explore and discover beautiful relics and memorials such as the Cat and the Rat and The Heart of Laurence O’Toole, patron saint of Dublin.

Walking Distance

St Patricks Cathedral: 1200 meters / 1.2 KM

Christchurch Cathedral: 600 meters / 0.6 KM

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Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle was originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings. Throughout the years Dublin Castle has had many functions such as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Rebuilt in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, Dublin Castle is now used for important State receptions and Presidential Inaugurations. Dublin Castle impressively boasts 2 museums, 2 cafés, an international conference centre, 2 gardens, Government Buildings and the State Apartments .The grounds of the site are free to explore, as is the Chapel Royal, the Chester Beatty Library, the Garda Museum and the Revenue Museum.  Access to the State Apartments is by guided tour only and tickets may be purchased from the Apartments in the Upper Castle Yard.

Walking Distance

Dublin Castle: 550 meters / 0.55 KM

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Shopping Districts 

Dublin offers a unique and diverse collection of retail outlets that range from Independent Irish designer stores to large shopping malls. The Morrison Hotel in Dublin is an ideal base for anyone looking to explore Dublin’s retail stores due to its prime city centre location. Fashionable areas of Dublin such as Grafton Street and Henry Street are conveniently located near to the hotel within easy walking distance of the Dublin city hotel. These areas boast many of Dublin’s top stores such as Brown Thomas, Arnotts, and Kilkenny Design Centre. The Jervis Street Shopping is ideally located next to the hotel. 

Walking Distance

Jervis Street Shopping Centre: 200 meters / 0.2 KM

Henry Street: 250 meters / 0.25 KM

Grafton Street: 800 meters / 0.8 KM

Croke Park

Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years. Boasting a capacity for 82,300 people, which makes it the third largest stadium in Europe, it is the home of Gaelic games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association. 

During guided tours of the stadium, visitors can enjoy being immersed in the rich culture and history of Croke Park and Gaelic Games. Visitors can also enjoy time in the Croke Park Museum.

Walking Distance

Croke Park: 2000 meters/ 2 KM

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St Michans Church

One of Dublin's more unusual attractions has to be St. Michan's Church which was founded in 1095. St Michans Church is home to a number of unique attractions which include, one of the oldest organs in Ireland, which Handel is said to have played, a Penitent's Stool, and a chalice dating from 1516. The pulpit and font date from the 18th century. The main highlight for most visitors is the burial vault underneath the church which houses a number of mummies. Guided tours lead visitors into a stone tunnel lined with burial chambers, where some of the dusty corpses can be admired in their open coffins. Because of the dry atmosphere created by its limestone walls, centuries-old bodies interred here remain remarkably intact. Legend has it that Bram Stoker's Dracula was inspired in part by the author's childhood visits to this macabre vault.

Walking Distance 

St Michan’s Church: 800 meters / 0.8 KM    

Public and private transport options available 


The Morrison is ideally located close to several cinemas which show an eclectic mix of films including art-house and Hollywood blockbusters as well as regular classic screenings.

Walking Distance:

Cineworld: 450 meters / 0.45 KM

Savoy: 900 meters/ 0.9 KM

Lighthouse: 1300 meters / 1.3 KM