August 05, 2019

Looking for the best places to take photos in Dublin? Here are some of the best places to seek out the best Instagram backdrops in the city.

A sunny day in St Stephens Green Park
A beautiful retreat in the centre of the city, St Stephens Green Park makes an excellent Insta picture. Head to the park on a sunny afternoon and watch the city’s residents taking a break and enjoying a spot of lunch in the sunshine. The parks vast green spaces are a perfect place to chill out and capture a scenic picture of the Dublin’s urban escape.

Grand Canal Square on a Friday evening
Grand canal square is a modern urban space located in Dublin’s Docklands. Its unique design, courtesy of American landscape artist Martha Schwartz, makes it a standout feature in ‘Silicon Docks’ area. The area has gained this nickname due to the concentration of high-tech companies which are located there. Take a stroll down to Grand Canal Square on a Friday evening to see the cities’ workforce relax and prepare for the weekend in the unique space dotted with bars and restaurants which overlook the water. If you’re after an upbeat atmosphere and a great view - It’s really something!

The Guinness Storehouse Gravity bar on a clear day
Nothing says Instagram worthy like a 360-degree rooftop view. Check out the Gravity Bar located on the 7th floor of the renowned Guinness Storehouse at St James’s Gate. On a clear day, you can catch a captivating picture of the entire city below through the impressive glass interior. Even feature a pint of the black stuff itself for a guaranteed Instagram winner!


Early morning at the Samuel Beckett bridge
Also located in Dublin’s ‘Silicon Docks’ area, The Samuel Beckett bridge has become a signature marker of Dublin City. Its standout design encompasses Irish tradition through its unique shape of an Irish harp, blending this seamlessly into a sleek contemporary design feature. The bridge acts as a symbol of change and readiness for the future for the area, which has been transformed in recent years into a vibrant, working quarter of the city. Capture a snap of this Dublin feature on an early morning, when the sunrise also reflects against the River Liffey below– amazing!


The Phoenix park in Autumn
Autumn is always a very Instagram friendly season. The Phoenix Park located close to Dublin’s city centre makes a particularly pretty backdrop for an autumnal themed Instagram post. The park features a vast array of large green spaces scattered in rustic autumn leaves. Meanwhile, the park’s furry residents – a beautiful heard of fallow deer are a further photogenic feature. The deer are quite used to having people close by so getting a great snap should not be a problem – just remember not to feed or frighten them.

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