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“Grafton Street’s a wonderland, there’s magic in the air” stated a popular song from the 20th century, and they weren’t wrong. Not only is the wide, pedestrian-only Grafton Street one of Dublin’s premier shopping hot spots, but it has made up the heart of the city’s social life for over a century. The winding street once ran along the now disappeared River Stein, running from the well-known St Stephen’s Green in the south, to College Green in the north.
Get ready to cast your eyes on some truly beautiful architecture as all the historical Gothic, Art Deco and Jacobean buildings are still standing tall. In fact, you can even visit some of the original Victorian retailers that are still trading to this day. You can go to Grafton Street to shop, lunch or simply just to hang out, and once the shops close their doors for the night the bars, pubs and restaurants keep the atmosphere buzzing well into the evening.