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Grafton Street

Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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As featured in 3 days in Dublin
Ranked #58 of 277 attractions in Dublin
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Main shopping street in Dublin, lined with boutiques containing the creations of Ireland's trendy designers.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My friend and I have just returned from a weekend to Dublin. Personally, I had highs and lows. This is indeed a very vibrant city, bustling with people, Dubliners, and those sight-seeing, with plenty of trips, and open top "hop on, hop off" buses. Shopping is great in Grafton Street, and many other parts too, and it made a nice... More

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Bay Bulls, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

A must see! It's such a lively atmosphere.... buskers, musicians, artists and much more to see and visit. And of course, shopping and restaurants. Would visit again for our next trip to Dublin!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife & I walked along Grafton street as we read that it was the place to go to for shopping. The shops close around 7pm - even on the weekends. There are some high end department stores but my wife were not interested in that kind of shopping on this trip. There is alot of foot traffic here &... More

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Graz, Austria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

cool shopping street - even on sunday. nice restaurants and street artists. Also nice shops for kids. no cars. but of course for tourists

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It had been a really long time since last travelling to Ireland and it was amazing to see how lively and cosmopolitan Dublin has become. Grafton Street in particular was an eye-opener. On a sunny Saturday in early September, there were thousands of people (judging by the accents, both local and international) out strolling, plus musicians and other performers almost... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

These sort of streets are some of my favorite parts of Europe. This is a walking street only full of shops and restaurants. There are a few of these in Europe but Grafton St was under construction, crowded, and while there are a few worth while stops I mostly just wanted to get away from the crowds.

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Uppsala, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

other than that its ok for a wander but not really for a good shopping day. but its the closest tk maxx in st stephens and an ice cream in the park on a sunny day is pretty nice

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Wailea, Hawaii
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nothing unexpected. Enjoyed walking around seeing the street performers and went into few stores. Very busy. It is closed to several major tourist attractions so you will end up here at some point for a coffee break and to rest your sore feet.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great place to walk and do some people watching as you shop. There are many stores and restaurants in the stretch. Highly recommend just for the enjoyment of the street. It is BUSY in the afternoon and evening. Grab a Gelato and walk around.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Tons of food and shops to go into. The food is overly priced on this street since it is the main hub for shoppers but it is fun to walk into an eatery and sit by the window and watch people go by. Definitely a tourist place. Not many locals except for the street performers. Watch your purse!!!

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