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26 Nov 2017
“Lovely walk, shame about the up-keep”
14 May 2017
“Calm and Nature in the centre of Dublin - with streetfood”
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Wilton Terrace, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Grand canal is a nice area and the square itself is kept clean and has good amenities. What is disappointing is if you take the walk up the canal all the way up to Portobello. The pavement is really in disrepair, there is litter in...More

Thank timduggan
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The Grand Canal runs from the port of Dublin via a basin (with canoe racing when we were there) and through areas where old Georgian houses sit opposite modern buildings. It is calm and peaceful, yet always close to road access. Every Friday there is...More

Thank Keneff
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This grand canal is quite a nice walk. It is on the southside of the city and there are a lot of Georgian and Victorian buildings along the canal. There are also ambassador houses and it is obvious a wealthy neighbourhood. The canal cuts and...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice location food the same as others. Central location short walk to a park. Taxi to other tourist locations.

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Super interesting. The cruise goes through the locks. The Capt; explains the process and encourages the guests to watch. The dinner was very good also!

Thank Carole F
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Loop walk aside the canal. Start anywhere next to the canal (we parked the car at harolds cross bridge and started there but car is not required and you can also start at luas station Charlemont), walk to grand canal direction (down to the sea),...More

Thank nadavit
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Walk to any point on The Grand Canal and just walk along its paths. You'll pass embassies, locks, stone bridges, parks, mansions, shops and historic houses without the hustle and bustle of Temple Bar, the Liffey or Grafton Street, just a comfortable mix of exercise,...More

Thank NoKidsWillTravel
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely walk on a sunny day down to the grand canal dock area. We walked from town right down and had a lovely cuppa looking out at the views. Lovely

Thank hmiller99
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I suggest that you start at the River Liffey, where you can see where new condos and restaurants have replace docklands. As you walk along, you will pass a variety of residential neighbourhoods. You can always get back to downtown streets, but if you like...More

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I got married on the banks of the Grand Canal, that's how much I love it. I've lived in the Portobello area for over ten years and one of the highlights is the canal. I now live looking onto the canal so I get to...More

Thank Cristin L
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