Dublin has been awarded an amazing accolade by Lonely Planet – the capital has been named number 3 of the world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2016. With some of the top visitor attractions in the city situated in The Liberties and Dublin 8, this award surely reflects the area and what it has to offer.
The award comes in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016, an annual collection of the hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year ahead. The bestselling yearbook, which last year named Ireland as a Top 10 country to visit, highlights the top cities to visit next year.
Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2016:
- Kotor, Montenegro
- Quito, Ecuador
- Dublin, Ireland
- George Town, Malaysia
- Rotterdam, the Netherlands
- Mumbai, India
- Fremantle, Australia
- Manchester, UK
- Nashville, USA
- Rome, Italy
The news comes after Dublin was rebranded last week as more than just a “party town” in an effort to secure its long-term future as a tourism destination. A new brand and logo – ‘Dublin: A Breath of Fresh Air’ – were unveiled as key elements in a €1 million reboot of the capital’s “dusty” image this month.
Lonely planet also mentions the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising as a particularly good reason Dublin is one of THE cities to visit in 2016.