Irish attraction named one of the world’s best

A popular Dublin attraction has joined some global landmarks on a list of the world’s best, leaving the nation proud. Here’s the story.

Irish attraction named one of the world’s best.

Ireland has always been known for its outstanding selection of historical and natural attractions, and now that this popular Dublin attraction has been named one of the world’s best, we have certainly earned bragging rights.

Dublin’s historic Kilmainham Gaol has secured its position as the 13th-best attraction in the world, obtaining well-deserved worldwide recognition.

Kilmainham Gaol wins over reviewers – the 13th-best attraction in the world

Irish attraction named one of the world’s best.
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Listed alongside Rome’s Colosseum and Barcelona’s Sagrada Famila, Kilmainham Gaol received over 27,000 reviews.

The former jail located in Inchicore, Dublin 8, has captivated visitors from around the world. Many have praised the experience, calling it a “must-see” and an “insightful experience”.

With over 400,000 visitors annually, Kilmainham Gaol is consistently one of the most popular Dublin attractions. The gaol and its tour showcase its rich history and provide an immersive experience for tourists.

Not only does it hold an incredible place in Irish history, but it is no surprise that the famous jail has received high acclaim given its notable appearance in the 2017 hit film Paddington 2.

With its iconic status and emotional impact, Kilmainham Gaol has undoubtedly become a “must-see” attraction for travellers seeking a deeper look into raw Irish history.

Other top Dublin spots mentioned – ranked among the world’s best

Glasnevin Cemetery ranked highly as well.
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As Kilmainham Gaol takes 13th place on the list of the world’s best attraction by Trip Advisor reviewers, other notable Dublin attractions weren’t far behind.

Dublin’s vibrant landscape boasts several famous attractions, and among those recognised were The Little Museum of Dublin, 14 Henrietta Street, Glasnevin Cemetery, and The Irish Rock ‘N’ Roll Experience.

In addition, other popular attractions across the country which made the list included the Cliffs of Moher, Nano Nagle Place, and Spike Island.

Kilmainham Gaol was positioned high on the list alongside some top global attractions like Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and the Dubai Fountain in United Arab Emirates, leaving the nation proud as punch.

A “must-see” attraction – voted by Trip Advisor reviewers

The ranking was worked out by Trip Advisor reviews.

Now that Kilmainham Gaol has been named one of the world’s best attractions, there is no doubt that this will attract even more visitors. The jail opens daily from 9:30 am–5:30 pm and your ticket includes a guided tour.

The immersive tour tells the story of Ireland’s political prisoners. Moreover, it features regular exhibitions that showcase the journey from jail to national landmark. It is an unmissable experience in Dublin.

Throughout its history, Kilmainham Gaol has held thousands of people, including petty criminals and Irish revolutionaries. Your one-hour guided tour will ensure an undeniable insight into various chapters of Irish history.

Find more info here.

Address: Inchicore Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 RK28, Ireland

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