8 of the most Instagram-able spots in Dublin

If it doesn’t go on Instagram did it even happen?

Dublin is a beautiful city, full of charm, character, history, a unique style, and lots of places to visit. To help you capture that distinct style for the ‘Gram’, here’s our top 8 most insta-worthy locations across Dublin from the home of the black stuff to umbrella street, you will find the perfect backdrop. Whether you’re here on the trip of a lifetime, a group getaway, channeling those travel blogger vibes or just playing tourist for the weekend with the girls – you’re sure to rack up the likes with a snap from any one of these spots.

The Old Library at Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is 1.7km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Trinity College Library

Get whisked away to a time gone by in the Long Room at the library in Trinity College. Home to the famous Book of Kells this room wows locals and tourists alike year after year. With two floors of rich wood paneling, leather-bound books from floor to ceiling and giant frosted windows that let the golden light trickle in, even if you’re not into books you’ll love this space.

Gravity Bar at The Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is 2.6km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Gravity bar - Instagrammable places in dublin

Dublin isn’t known for its high-rises or skyscrapers but that doesn’t mean you can’t get that instagram-worthy skyline shot. Home of the Black Stuff, the Guinness Storehouse is number one on most peoples’ Dublin bucket list anyway, even if you’re not a stout lover there’s plenty to enjoy.

The tour ends in the super sleek, Gravity Bar, where you’re offered a pint and unparalleled views of Dublin City. As they say… it’s tough at the top but the insta is great!

The National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2

 The National Gallery of Ireland is 1.5km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

national gallery of Ireland
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Home to some of the most beautiful art pieces in Ireland, where could be a better spot to make some masterpieces of your own? Beautiful gold-gilded doorways, intricate fittings, and sweeping staircases. This art lovers haven is the perfect place to get inspired for a photoshoot of your own in Dublin.

Georgian Quarter, Dublin

Merrion Square is 1.3km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Georgian quarters, Dublin
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If you’re looking for a flash of colour and class to make your Instagram snaps stand out it’s well worth your time taking a stroll around Dublin’s Georgian Quarter. Experience the splendor and charm of Georgian Dublin, wander around the cobblestone streets and be awed by gorgeous townhouses, colourful doors, decorated windows and creeping ivy. If you’re in the neighbourhood it’s also worth stopping by the lusciously leafy Merrion Square.

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, St. Stephen’s Green

St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is 850m from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

St Stephen's green
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Still in the Georgian quarter but a break away from the outdoors is the stunning St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre seems entirely too pretty to be a shopping centre. Brimming with pastel colours, geometric architecture and pretty lights this building is especially magical at Christmas. The beautiful glass roof keeps the rain out while letting the light in, the perfect place for an insta-worthy fashion shoot in Dublin. It is also located near the famous umbrellas in Dublin, you don’t want to miss this perfect Instagram spot.

Grand Canal Square, Dublin

Grand Canal Square is 2.4km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Nightime at Grand Canal Square, Dublin

Discover a red carpet with a difference at Grand Canal Square. This stunning art installation represents a red carpet extending out of the pavement to the Theatre. At night the space is even more spectacular as the neon lights reflect of the still waters of the canal creating a dramatic backdrop that’s sure to get your Dublin snaps noticed on Instagram.

Sandymount Strand

Grand Canal Square is 4.5km from Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Guy flying a kite on Sandymount Beach, Dublin

If you’re looking to give your Instagram feed a breath of fresh air, then look no further. Dublin City is lucky to be perched right on the coast, so beaches are never in short supply. One of our favourite spots to snap an unforgettable backdrop is Sandymount Strand overlooking Dublin’s iconic Pool beg Chimneys. We recommend a pretty sunrise or a sunset photoshoot if you really want your pics to stand out.

Number 37 at Clayton Hotel Charlemont

Clayton Hotel Charlemont interiors

Last, but certainly not least, our very own Number 37 at Clayton Hotel Charlemont. Our unique hotel is carefully designed to marry historic Dublin with modern architecture. At Number 37 we bring the outside in pairing tall Georgian windows with sleek modern fixtures. Unique to Dublin, bright and spacious this space provides the perfect backdrop for your travel pictures.

Bedroom at Clayton Hotel Charlemont

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