A city with a cultural and contemporary air
One of the finest hotels in Dublin, The Westbury is centrally located so that you can get the very best out of your stay in the capital. Grafton Street, which is a major shopping street in the city, is right on your doorstep, and St Stephen’s Green, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the National Gallery of Ireland are only a few streets away. Our convenient location allows you to soak up the culture, appreciate the city’s green spaces and indulge in fine retail experiences.
Running from St Stephen’s Green to Trinity College Green, Grafton Street is a blend of retail experience and quintessentially Irish culture. You’ll encounter Brown Thomas department store and trendy clothes stores such as Ted Baker or Swarovski and other glitzy jewellers. Break up a day of browsing the stores with a stop in Bewley’s Grafton Street Café or Butler’s Chocolate Café and other welcoming places to eat.
National Gallery of Ireland
The Natural Gallery of Ireland is within easy reach of the hotel. You’ll also find the archaeology branch of the National Museum of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland and Oscar Wilde House all in this vicinity. The National Gallery houses works by luminaries such as Caravaggio, Vermeer, Velázquez, Monet, Picasso and others and is definitely not to be missed. Admission to the museum’s general collection is free.
Dublin Castle is both a major tourist attraction and a government complex and is open seven days a week. Built in the 13th century, the castle was once the site of a Viking fortress and today houses the State Apartments, which is the venue for State functions and Presidential inaugurations. These apartments are open to the public, as are the Medieval Undercroft and Chapel Royal of the castle. A guided tour of the castle lasts around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Located in Dublin city centre, Trinity College is Ireland’s main player on the international academic stage. While providing quality education to students from Dublin and beyond, the university conducts innovative research in the Life Sciences, Information and Communications Technologies, the Physical Sciences and Biomedical fields. Trinity College also has partners in education, research and industry across the globe.
St Stephen’s Green
This public park in bustling Dublin has four centuries of history behind it and boasts a Green Flag in recognition of the high standards of management of the park. The park covers nine hectares and houses sculptural historical monuments such as the Fusiliers Arch, not to mention serving as a home for a variety of birds and other wildlife.
Famous Landmarks & Attractions
Dublin spoils you with places to visit and explore. While you’re staying with us, you might also wish to check out the Douglas Hyde Gallery, see a show at the Gaiety Theatre, visit St Patrick’s Cathedral or take a few photos in Trinity College’s Parliament Square. You can also try your luck at the Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club: if fortune is on your side, you could be leaving there with extra money to spend on the rest of your trip.
Discover more with our ‘Slice of the City’ guide to Dublin.