City Center Shopping (Self Guided), Dublin

Dublin's north and south inner city areas impress with their shopping opportunities that can easily rival other major cities in the world. The hub of retail activity is on two pedestrianized streets, Grafton Street and Henry Street.

Start your exciting purchasing extravaganza on Grafton Street, the principle shopping destination in the city center. Some visitors comment that the area reminds them of the Champs-Élysées in Paris or New York's Times Square. You can easily see how they reach this conclusion with the variety of high-end and mainstream stores, bars, cafés and restaurants. Lose yourself in a retail paradise that includes St. Stephens Green Shopping Center at the top of Grafton Street.

Then make your way over to Henry Street where there are more than 200 shops, some of which can only be found in Ireland. Leading department stores such as Marks and Spencer and Roches are also to be found here. Other great shopping locations in the area include Jervis Shopping Center and the George's Street Arcade. The arcade is possibly the oldest shopping center in Ireland having first opened its doors in 1881. Inside this Victorian market are independent boutiques and stalls selling art, jewelry, music, souvenirs and collectibles.
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City Center Shopping Map

Guide Name: City Center Shopping
Guide Location: Ireland » Dublin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: emily

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