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Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Queens Road, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Covington, Louisiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A great open area to stroll, a bit windy but very good views and refreshing. A lovely Shackleton Endurance exhibition was open by the Harbor. My wife and I really enjoyed that.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I visited 2 times around 2pmish on sunny days, the pier itself was a lovely walk but there could’ve been more stalls either selling local arts and crafts or little nibbles along there, I was excepting local artistes to be sitting there, lots of ice-cream huts or sweet gift treats in local packaging. It lacked atmosphere, the whole harbour and... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Spent a couple of hours with our kids there and it was time well spent. Really clean, beautiful views and lots of kiosks. With some ice cream from Teddys and the People's Park, with playground, just a couple of minutes stroll away, the kids really enjoyed it.

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Dublin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The harbour and pier in Dun Laoghaire always remind me of days gone by - my childhood and Sunday afternoon trips there to watch the Mail Boat sailing out of the harbour. Also the band playing on the pier and the people promenading. It also reminds me of old Victorian photos of the Pier and how it hasn't changed much... More

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Adelaide
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I like the history and the scenery. There are many boats to see leisure and fishing. Great for taking photo's. A bit smelly when the boats come in after their catch.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Clean and tidy and you can watch the boats come in to the harbour. You can sit and relax just of the harbour with a good selection of coffee shops

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England
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135 reviews 135 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just the place after the walk to the pierhead to go yott-spotting. From single-handed pram dinghies to fast racing-keelboats, they are all here to enjoy. And it's all free! Maybe racecourses and football clubs could do the same... , but then that's highly unlikely as they've got millionaires to maintain.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Having spent many a day in Dublin, I decided to explore the seaside by taking the train south of Dublin to Dun Laoghaire. It was about a 30 minute ride from the hotel in Ballsbridge. It was a perfect day, plenty of sunshine and temperature in the mid 60's. Dun Laoghaire sits on the south-east Irish coast and is the... More

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Wexford
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is an excellent example of a completly man made Victorian harbour. There is no river, estuary or cove pre-existent, in other words an engineering masterpiece. lots of activity in the harbour and an ever increasing backdrop of social facilities

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Clonmel, Ireland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
52 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The harbour is full of beautiful boats/yachts, the east pier is just wonderful to walk on with stunning views and stalls selling seafood and ice cream, buskers, walkers and photographers all enjoying this beautiful amenity. There are 2 levels on the pier the upper level gives you views towards Sandycove, the lower level views of Dun Laoghaire harbour. There is... More

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