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Best In Travel Dublin among the top 10 cities to visit in the world according to Lonely Planet

The Irish capital makes Lonely Planet’s list of Top 10 Cities in their latest Best in Travel book

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Dublin has been listed as one of the top cities to visit in 2022.

The Irish capital makes Lonely Planet’s list of Top 10 Cities in their latest Best in Travel book.

Best in Travel 2022 is the global travel giant’s 17th annual collection of the world’s hottest destinations and the must-have travel experiences for the year ahead.

Dublin ranks at number seven on the list of Top 10 Cities, beating out Merida, Mexico; Florence, Italy; and Gyeongju in South Korea.

Taking first place as best city for 2022 is Auckland, New Zealand, followed by bustling locations such as Lagos, Nigeria; Atlanta, USA; Taipei, Taiwan; and Freiburg, Germany.

Lonely Planet recognises Dublin as one of Europe’s most “down-to-earth and friendly cities,” hailing its approach to ethical tourism and mentioning cultural hotspots such as Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol, the National Gallery, and the Little Museum of Dublin.

In an excerpt from Best in Travel 2022, Lonely Planet highlights the attractions on both sides of the Liffey: “The Southside is where you find museums, elegant squares, famous Trinity College with the Book of Kells, shop-filled Grafton St – and the Guinness Storehouse, which has been brewing the black stuff since 1759.

“Across the Liffey, the Northside has emerged as an area of cool microbreweries and cutting-edge restaurants, as well as being home to the James Joyce Centre, some of the capital’s most striking – the Four Courts – and historically important – the General Post Office – buildings, and the massive, easy-to-lose-your-self-in Phoenix Park.”

The book also channels James Joyce’s Ulysses by giving a shoutout to Sandymount strand, the Forty Foot, and Sandycove tower.

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, welcomed Lonely Planet’s decision to rank Dublin as one of the best cities in the world to visit and said that the “wonderful news” will “inspire travellers everywhere to put Dublin and Ireland on their holiday wish-list for next year.”

He added: “As we restart tourism from overseas, it is another well-deserved accolade which will help position us well for 2022 and create ‘stand-out’ against competitor destinations. I would like to thank Lonely Planet for the wonderful support they have shown the island of Ireland over the years.”

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