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Top 10 Best Instagram Locations in Dublin

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Dublin is a gorgeous city, and it's the prime place to take some great shots for your Instagram account, so we thought we'd profile the ten best places.
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1. Temple bar is located on the Southbank of the River Liffey. It is one of the oldest areas in Dublin and is home to one of Europe’s oldest built theatres (Smock Alley Theatre). Over the years it has maintained its medieval street exterior with narrow cobbled streets. It is famed as being the cultural quarter of Dublin with a number of cultural organisations, artists and creative professionals based in the area. It is well known for its lively nightlife and attracts a number of tourists with its large variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

2. Killiney Hill. The combination of the gorse and the open sea all the way out to Bray head or back to Dalkey Island makes for a great photo.

3. Samuel Beckett Bridge. This dramatic bridge shaped like a harp is designed by the Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava and always seems to pop up on our Instagram feeds.

4. Trinity College Dublin. Whether you went there or not, there's no denying that the architecture in Trinity is pretty amazing - from the Campanile to the Cricket Pitch, to the cool sculptures dotted around campus and the Long Room Library.

5. Grand Canal Dock. This futuristic landscape here is just so cool, it's no wonder the world's biggest tech companies and websites chose to have offices down here.

6. St. Stephen's Green. We're so lucky to have such a beautiful green space in the middle of the city, ideal for eating your lunch when you want to escape from the office, or for wiling away the hours on a sunny Saturday.

7. Howth. This seaside village is so idyllic, if you're feeling adventurous you can go for a cliff walk or else just chill down on the pier.

8. Dún Laoghaire. The marina and all along Dún Laoghaire pier make for some stunning photos, and the added bonus of a Teddy's ice-cream at the end.

9. The Ha'penny Bridge. If the sun's shining in Dublin, chances are you won't be able to get across the bridge for all the people stopping to take photos. Best viewed from O'Connell Bridge or the Millenium Bridge, it looks pretty great.

10. The GPO ID the headquarters of An Post, the Irish Post Office, and Dublin's principal post office. Sited in the centre of O'Connell Street, the city's main thoroughfare, it is one of Ireland's most famous buildings, not least because it served as the headquarters of the leaders of the Easter Rising. It was the last of the great Georgian public buildings erected in the capital.

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