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Grafton Street

Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
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As featured in 3 days in Dublin and 1 other guide
Ranked #47 of 263 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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Walkern, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Shopping street, lots of litter. Generic stores and tourist tat. Tourists walking into each other. Buskers and beggars. Road works. A shame.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great shopping,street musicians,beautiful St.Stephens Park, And mall at the end.you are close to trinity college as well.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is a very short street, full of shops and places to eat. I had dinner at one restaurant but did not spend much money. It is full of people. There are a lot of tourist, nice flower stands and street performers. Side streets also have a lot of shops and restaurants. On one end of Grafton St. is Stephen's... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you enjoy trying to shop whilst being hounded by beggars and the homeless then this is the area for you! The stores themselves are very good, you have plenty of choice including a shopping centre, the shopping centre charges you 20c to use the toilet which is on the 4th floor by the way. There are also lots of... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was looking for something as simple as a lightweight spring scarf , but I didn't find much to choose from...there are a lot of typical souvenir shops so go for the ambience of strolling the cobbles but plan to shop very little.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Lots of shopping...some American shops. I did not spend a lot of time there but walking through Grafton at night you will find live street entertainers. The buildings are amazing.

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Oakville, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

But I could walk this street every time I'm in this city. So much going on from musicians to human statues that are incredible. Grab a pint and people watch on the busy going ons.

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Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

a pedestrian street and a must for walking around but extremely commericialized....get your souvenirs!

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Bangor, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I guess you can't visit Dublin without taking a walk down Grafton Street. It's a bit of a mixed experience - or so I found. There is plenty of life and bustle - that's for sure. The shops are bright and lively, and there's no shortage of cafes, pubs and restaurants. St Stephens Green is just a few steps away... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I visited recently with a friend and we had a great time browsing the multiple shops. The flower sellers on the street provided an array of colour as we walked the length of Grafton Street towards St.Stephen's Green and shopping centre. We felt tried from walking all day and when we enquired with the Discover Ireland tourist information stand at... More

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