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'A friendly, village vibe' - Dublin makes National Geographic list of 'must see' destinations for 2018

 

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The Ha'penny Bridge, spanning the north and south sides of the city and one of its best loved landmarks

The Ha'penny Bridge, spanning the north and south sides of the city and one of its best loved landmarks

The Ha'penny Bridge, spanning the north and south sides of the city and one of its best loved landmarks

National Geographic Traveler magazine has handed Dublin a place in its list of the 21 best places to visit next year.

The US travel bible's writers and editors compiled the list, on which the Irish capital slots in alongside the likes of Sydney, Madagascar and Vienna.

The magazine calls Dublin "Europe's largest village" and says that "Ireland’s intimate capital exudes a friendly, village vibe".

It recommends that visitors "discover Dublin’s historic Georgian squares and cozy pubs" while also advising that tourists visit more "high-tech treasures" such as the Irish Emigration Museum and the refurbished National Gallery.

Tourism Ireland chief Niall Gibbons was understandably thrilled with Dublin's inclusion on the list.

“I am delighted to see Dublin feature in the prestigious National Geographic Traveler ‘Best of the World’ list for 2018,” he said.

“It is wonderful news and will surely help inspire travellers everywhere to put Dublin and Ireland on their holiday wish-list for next year. It provides Tourism Ireland with another great hook to continue to promote Dublin around the world as a ‘must see’ destination.”

The list, which was published today, also includes such exotic locations as Harar in Ethiopia, Oaxaca in Mexico and Seoraksan National Park, South Korea.

The full list:

  • Albania
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Friesland, the Netherlands
  • Harar, Ethiopia
  • Jordan Trail, Jordan
  • Jujuy Province, Argentina
  • Labrador, Canada
  • Madagascar
  • Malmö, Sweden
  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Ruaha NP, Tanzania
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Seoraksan National Park, South Korea
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Tétouan, Morocco
  • Vienna, Austria

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