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About Dingle

A warm and welcoming warren of colourful old houses tumbling down a hilly land towards the Atlantic coastline, Dingle makes for the perfect seaside getaway, and proves to be a wonderful introduction to Ireland. One of the largest Gaeltacht towns in Ireland, (towns where Irish-Gaelic is the predominantly spoken language), it's surrounded by rugged natural scenery, ancient monuments and prehistoric forts, wide and golden beaches perfectly suited to surfing and some of the most photogenic hiking trails this side of Ireland. The town itself has streets lined with countless old-fashioned pubs, a range of boutiques and independent shops - including the much-loved local institution of Murphy's Icecream - as well as a wonderful aquaurium boasting penguins, sharks and otters. Whether you're hiking Mt. Brandon, hiring a yacht and sailing around the Dingle Peninsula, slumming it at a local pub or checking out the ancient drystone "beehive" huts scattered around the Bay, you'll feel enchanted by Dingle. And the best places to stay in Dingle range from elegant boutiques to charming B&B's! 

What not to miss

  • Swim with Fungie the Dolphin, a long-time resident of Dingle harbour! Find out more at Brosnan's on Cooleen St. 
  • Check out Murphy's Icecream on Strand St. The icecream is legendary... 
  • Take in a workshop or tour at the Dingle Crystal workshop! 
  • See the Beehive huts scattered about between Sleahead and Dunquin. 
  • Hire a boat with Dingle Bay Charters and explore the Bay! 
  • Go surfing on Inch Beach, a 3 mile stretch of windswept golden sand... 
  • Visit the Gallarus Oratory, a 1200 year old drystone church! 
  • See the prehistoric fort of Dun Beag.
  • Walk around Oceanworld, the local aqaurium, and marvel at the sharks, otters and penguins! 

Picturesque, quaint, warm and peaceful, Dingle is the utlimate Irish escapepad. Find out more by browsing our list of the best places to stay in Dingle. 

The best places to stay in Dingle 

B&B charm

  • Emlagh House is a charming B&B in Georgian house. Rooms are themed on wildflowers and feature artworks, plush fabrics and Victorian antiques. Elegant lounge with open fireplace, neat gardens. Very friendly service. Ideal for a weekend break.

Elegant boutique 

  • Castlewood House is a very comfortable bed and breakfast. The award winning gourmet breakfast is what Castlewood is all about, with a dazzling array of delectable dishes, homemade bread, jams, pancakes, porridge with Cooley Whisky, Dingle kippers and the full Irish.

For an apartment or cottage

  • Our partner Booking.com has a wide range of self-catering accomodation in the nearby area. 

Travel information

  • The best time to go is during the summer, (though it can be crammed with tourists), and during this time the temperature ranges between 12 and 19 degrees. 
  • Fly to Shannon International Airport, in Limerick, and get a train to Tralee. From there you can get a bus (275) to Dingle. The journey takes over 3 hours. 
  • If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars

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Best Hotels in Dingle

  • Castlewood House Dingle 14 rooms from £78

    B+B  -  Superb award winning, gourmet breakfasts, with a wonderful array of homemade soda bread, scones, jam and fresh local produce
    Seaviews  -  Uninterrupted views of Dingle Bay and gentle hills behind the hotel
    Views  -  Stunning views over Dingle Bay
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    Overlooking magical Dingle Bay, Castlewood House is a very comfortable bed and breakfast. The award winning gourmet breakfast is what Castlewood is all about, with a dazzling array of delectable dishes, homemade bread, jams, pancakes, porridge with Cooley Whisky, Dingle kippers and the full Irish. See More

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  • Emlagh House Dingle Town 10 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  Plenty of outdoors fun nearby, such as fishing, cycling, walking trips, and Dingle's superb seafood restaurants
    Birdwatching  -  A private guide can be arranged for this also to take guests along to various beauty spots
    Fishing  -  Sea fishing can be arranged by hotel
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Charming B&B in Georgian house. Rooms are themed on wildflowers and feature artworks, plush fabrics and Victorian antiques. Elegant lounge with open fireplace, neat gardens. Very friendly service. Ideal for a weekend break. See More

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