As part of our solo female travel series, we are taking a look at Dublin and exploring what it’s like to visit as a solo female traveller.
Whether you want history, fine dining, nightlife, or shopping, Dublin is the place for you. With no shortage of things to see and do across the Irish capital, you’ll be hard pushed to squeeze everything you want to see into a short trip and will probably leave wanting more.
Travelling to Dublin is straight forward and Dublin airport is just a short bus ride away from all of the attractions of the city centre. Once you’ve got to the city, you’ll be able to explore a lot on foot, but taxis and busses are plentiful too! As with many tourist cities, a great way of getting a whistle-stop tour is to get yourself a ticket for an open top tour bus. In Dublin, the open top tour busses will take you around the city, and to some of the attractions outside of the city centre, like Dublin Zoo and the Guinness Factory. These busses are a safe feeling option for solo feeling travellers wanting to see all of the main sights of the city.
Dublin is well known for its Irish pubs and bars, and general nightlife. There is plenty to explore after hours and while it’s always advisable to wander with a companion at night, Dublin is relatively safe at night. Make sure to check out The Temple Bar if it’s traditional Irish pubs you’re interested in!
Dublin is a great option for solo female travellers as it’s such a safe place to visit. Petty crimes in busy tourist areas are the only thing you really need to watch out for, but if you take care and stay alert at all times, you shouldn’t run into any problems.
The fact that Dublin is an English speaking city makes this a really good choice for first time solo female travellers. You’re unlikely to encounter any problems, but in the unlikely instance of an issue arising, there would be no language barriers to navigate when asking for help.