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Grafton Street

Neighborhood: South City Centre
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Address: Dublin, Ireland
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: Main shopping street in Dublin, lined with boutiques containing the...
Main shopping street in Dublin, lined with boutiques containing the creations of Ireland's trendy designers.
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Small shopping street near tourist area.

Very small shopping street, just 3 squares long, but concentrating the most know stores, like Bennetton, Sysley, Zara, Topshop, Ricer Island etc. If you want a high fashion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Although I’m far from being a siopaholic, I enjoyed time spent on Grafton street. It’s not necessary to enter all those shops, as there is so much entertainment on the street: musicians, artists, etc. If you are there for shopping, beware: it doesn't take long to squander a fortune away:-) Overall it's a nice street to while away the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Speciality shops, big name stores - a shop-o-holics paradise; but the truth is, its all to do with making a fast buck! Yes, the street is now pedestrianised although your safety is still compromised as the suited and booted office workers try to weave their way through gaggles of slow-footed tourists. Having buskers and other human statues in your path... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is where all the smart shopping is done. Did find that most stores cater to the colors Black- Brown and more black. The streets have performers and vendors lined up on both sides. These streets are for pedestrians only and are very well maintained. If in Dublin it's a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very small shopping street, just 3 squares long, but concentrating the most know stores, like Bennetton, Sysley, Zara, Topshop, Ricer Island etc. If you want a high fashion options go to BrownThomas. It os a Saks like Store that concentrares all premium janela like Gucci, Chanel, Prada, etc. I didn't find any great place to have lunch around there. Maybe... More 

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Shoreham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Grafton Street is the main shopping street in Dublin. It is OK but nothing special. I didn't see any unusual shops, just the bogstandard ones you find on most city shopping streets. If you venture up the side streets there are a few more individual shops around. But if you are short of time I wouldn't bother.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's not just this street, they plague the whole of central Dublin, from Temple Bar and all the surrounding area. Some of them are nasty, and some plead for money with their brand new training shoes on. I've spent over €1,000 this weekend alone, but I won't be back until you do something about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very charasmatic street. Extremely clean with no rubbish even with the thousands of people that walk through. Hundreds of expensive/designers/high street stores, loads of food outlets and some amazing street performers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Grafton Street for me became more interesting after watching the film 'Once', which features Glen Hansard busking there. Plenty of decent shops along the street but incredibly busy. Some of the buskers are amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's a busy, pedestrian street with lots of shops, cafes, and street art. Enjoy the tourist stores as well as the more boutique shops. St. Stephen's Green shopping center at the end (near St. Stephen's Green Park) is also a good spot to shop. While it Dublin, it is definitely worth a walk through and enjoy whether you are looking... More 

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Tayport. Fife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A busy shopping street. With many expensive designer shops. Lovely wondering around, and there is a real buzz here.

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