Dublin named among best places to visit in August

With relatively mild and dry weather, plenty to see and do, and a lively Irish atmosphere, August is the perfect time to visit the Irish capital. 

Dublin was named one of the best places to visit in August.

Experts at global travel website Condé Nast Traveller recently revealed their ultimate list of 26 destinations that are perfect to visit in August.

For mild and pleasant conditions, plenty of things to see and do, and a relaxed way to spend the last weeks of summer, these destinations are ideal for all kinds of travellers. 

Ranking alongside the calm English coast and the hidden gems of the South of France, Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, was also named among the very best places to visit in August.

Mild weather and plenty of Irish charm – many reasons to visit

The Irish capital is home to plenty to see and do, making it no surprise that it was one of the best places to visit in August.
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Travel experts at Condé Nast Traveller ranked Dublin among the best places to visit in August for a number of reasons.

With temperatures ranging from lows of 11°C (52 F) to highs of 20 C (68 F), you can expect mild and pleasant weather if you visit during the late summer month.

They wrote, “If there’s one thing the Irish are famous for, it’s their love of a good time. And where better to be wooed by the Emerald Isle’s charm than in Dublin?”

With less than two hours travel time from the UK, you can soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this charming city in no time. Thus, making it the perfect destination for a relaxed bank holiday weekend trip.

Dublin named among best places to visit in August – history, literature, culture, and more

Trinity College is located at the heart of Dublin, one of the best places to visit in August.
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You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring everything that this vibrant capital city has to offer. From literature to culture, history, and more, there’s plenty to discover here. 

Condé Nast Traveller experts write, “History buffs will love the incredible library at The Long Room of Trinity College [and} literature-lovers should go to Sweny’s Pharmacy mentioned in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

“Immerse yourself in local culture in the lanes of the so-called creative quarter between Grafton Street and George’s Street and grab the best pint of Guinness you will ever taste.”

August is also the perfect time to get outside and explore what lies beyond the main city centre.

As Condé Nast Traveller writers point out, you can venture just a short drive out of the centre and hike up Dublin Mountain for epic views or dip into the icy waters of Dublin Bay.

Other top destinations for August – from Greece to Tanzania and more

Zakynthos was another top destination to add to your August bucket list.
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They named 25 other epic locations alongside Dublin when revealing the best places to visit in August. So, if you’re looking for some epic spots to round off the summer in style, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

If you’re looking for a Greek island getaway, they recommend the charming island of Zakynthos, which is known for its stunning sandy shores and breathtaking nature.

For something a little different, they highlight the drowsy Isla Holbox island, which sits on the northern tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Having been dubbed the new Tulum, this is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets.

They also named the French Lakes, Turks and Caicos, Edinburgh, and Svalbard as some of the best places to visit before the summer comes to an end.

If you’re in need of some inspiration for your late summer getaway, you can find the full list on the Condé Nast Traveller website here.

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