Travel to the home of Guinness and experience Dubliners at their best in any of the capital’s thousand or more pubs! This east coast capital is a stylish European destination with true Irish influence and charm. Dublin is split across the River Liffey, and you’ll come across a fascinating north-south divide between the two parts of the city. Head to the north for a stronger Dublin accent and a livelier social scene; but don’t miss out on the sights and shopping in the gentler south. Don’t forget to look out for the Spire of Dublin on O’Connell Street, one of Dublin’s newest monuments, lighting up the night sky.
Get some rest by the Docklands
Visitors to Dublin can choose from a range of accessible hotels. The ultra-modern Marker Hotel offers both luxury and accessibility with its thirteen adapted rooms and level access throughout the striking dockland building.
Reviewers also recommend the centrally located Academy Plaza Hotel. The hotel has adapted rooms, large lifts and convenient access to the city centre from its location off O’Connell Street. The hotel has earned a 4.5-star rating from a mobility scooter user who would “definitely use this hotel” for their next Dublin trip!
Another recommended hotel is the Sandymount Hotel on Herbert Road. Only 400 metres from the Aviva Stadium, the Sandymount Hotel is ideal for sports fans. The hotel reflects this with its sports-themed bar and popularity with rugby fans! A wheelchair user and rugby fan wrote that “I love visiting the Sandymount Hotel, I have done so for Rugby on multiple occasions, it's always so welcoming and the atmosphere is always great.” The hotel has accessible rooms with wet rooms.
Find out what Dublin has to offer
The Irish capital is packed full of attractions and museums for the visitor to explore. Dublin Zoo has a 5 star review with one reviewer saying, ‘I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity of accessible toilets and I didn’t find anything that I couldn’t get to or enjoy’.
The Guinness Brewery at St. James’ Gate offers visitors the chance to see how Dublin’s world-famous beer is madefrom start to finish. You can even pull yourself a pint while enjoying panoramic views from the Gravity Bar built on top of the brewery! The museum is wheelchair-accessible, and the bar has an accessible beer tap so that wheelchair users need not miss out on the highlight of the trip! Rated 5 stars by Euan’s Guide reviewers, the Guinness Brewery is one of the most popular Dublin attractions on Euan’s Guide!
To see the Book of Kells and the library's magnificent Long Room, visit Trinity College near College Green. One reviewer sums it up as the 'Old College with Good Access.' There is also a Changing Places toilet nearby in the art block's ground floor.
Dublin also boasts the first Irish whiskey museum in the world. Situated across from the famous Trinity College, The Irish Whiskey Museum has a 5 star review for its friendly staff and accessible layout. A reviewer wrote, ‘I was surprised to find something based in an older building to be accessible but they do indeed have a lift!’.
For rugby lovers, a trip to Dublin is not complete without a visit to the Aviva stadium. One reviewer says that the venue is easy to get to by the DART and there are five accessible entrances. There are also 230 spaces for wheelchair users throughout the stadium and food kiosks have lowered counters for easy access.
Buy a round
If you want to make friends, you’re going to have to experience Dublin’s pub scene. The Black Sheep pub is great place to enjoy some craft beer. One reviewer gave this venue 5 stars saying, ‘in my humble opinion, The Black Sheep is one of the most perfect pubs in Dublin’. They have a good food menu and a selection of board games to keep you entertained as well.
Blackbird Rathimes is another pub worth trying for its kitsch style and great staff. One reviewer wrote, ‘Before I had even found a table, one of the barmen came over to me to say that I could get access to the beer garden through their kitchen. It is near impossible to find an accessible beer garden so this is great news’.
Gin lovers should also give 4.5 star The Gin Palace a go, but if you want to experience club nights in Dublin, Button Factory is a 5 star rated music venue in Temple Bar where ‘the majority of the tables have moveable chairs’.
Have you visited Dublin?
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Last Updated - November 2019