Dublin ranked as 7th best city in the world to visit by Lonely Planet

World-renowned travel experts Lonely Planet have named Dublin, Ireland’s capital, as one of the premier cities to visit in the world. Read on to find out why.

In compiling its index for the best cities in the world to visit, the world-renowned and respected travel website Lonely Planet named Dublin in the top ten. Thus, outranking the likes of Florence in Italy to claim seventh position.

In a ranking that also listed the top ten countries and regions across the globe, Lonely Planet cited many of the capital’s unique features and friendly feel as the reason it climbed so high.

Read on to find out, whether it’s your first time in Dublin or not, why Dublin ranked seventh best city in the world to visit.

Travelling in the post-pandemic era – Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022

Everyone should add Dublin to their travel bucket list.
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Lonely Planet this week published its 16th edition of its ‘Best in Travel’ series, advising its wide readership on the best spots to travel next across the world.

As the coronavirus pandemic nears an end and unrestricted travel draws closer and closer, the popular website took the chance to share its expert advice. We certainly agree with its choice of Dublin when it comes to the best city in the world to visit.

As the website itself states, the rankings were “drawn on the knowledge of our global community of experts to curate a collection of experiences that will inspire you to reconnect with the world”.

Ranking the capital highly – why Dublin is the seventh best city in the world to visit

Dublin named best city in the world to visit.
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The New Year is only a few months before us. So, Lonely Planet calls on its readers to induce themselves in the “renewed sense of community” that is infecting Dublin as we delve into what we hope is a better year in 2022.

Dublin’s artisan shopping scene was cited as a reason, alongside its “ethical approach to tourism”. Its plans to “pedestrianize parts of the city centre” following successful trails during the Covid-pandemic were also highlighted.

Concluding, Lonely Planet hailed Dublin as “one of Europe’s most down-to-earth and friendly cities”.

Who else made the list? – the best of the best

Auckland in New Zealand took the top spot.
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Topping Lonely Planet’s list of the best cities in the world was Auckland of New Zealand. This was followed by Taipei in Taiwan and Germany’s Freiburg sitting in third spot.

Atlanta (USA), Lagos (Nigeria), and Nicosia/Lefkosia (Cyprus) filled the gaps from fourth to sixth, just edging out Dublin as the seventh-best city in the world.

Trailing behind is Merida (Mexico), Florence (Italy), and Gyeongju (South Korea).

Elsewhere, Lonely Planet ranked Westfjords in Iceland as the world’s best region to visit in 2022. The region just pipped West Virginia in the States. Cook Islands took the crown as the world’s best county to visit, with Slovenia in fifth and Egypt tenth.

What to do in Dublin – why it ranks so highly

Dublin has been named seventh best city in the world to visit.
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We highly recommend you take heed of Lonely Planet’s instructions. Book a flight to Dublin as soon as travel restrictions allow.

As the seventh best city in the world to visit, there will be plenty to see and do in Dublin.

You will be greeted by vibrant nightlife in Temple Bar and immersed in history with the GPO and Dublin Castle. Criss-cross the River Liffey, attend a concert at the 3Arena, and catch a game at Croke Park. Then, take a walk down O’Connell Street.

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