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Get Your History Fix and Pour the Perfect Pint: How to Spend a Day in Dublin

Dublin’s storied history dates back to the heady days when Vikings roamed the seas, and though most vestiges of that era are long gone, many of the city’s castles and cathedrals remain a testament to those turbulent times. Yet this tiny capital city also pays homage to its more recent history and today remains a bastion of contemporary trends, evident at well-curated museums, public squares and shopping districts.

Whether your interests lead you to examine the famed Book of Kells, gape at an 11th-century church or savor a pint at the much-lauded Guinness factory, you’ll find yourself perfectly positioned to explore the historic city at The Shelbourne Dublin hotel. Follow The Shelbourne’s itinerary for a day in Dublin and leave no charming cobblestone unturned. As you day winds to an end, return to the Lord Mayor’s Lounge for its award-winning afternoon tea service — you deserve it.