Flights to Dublin: Flights from UK to Ireland
Flights to Dublin from which airport in the UK?
Long a firm favourite with British tourists, Dublin is now benefiting from numerous cheap flights from all areas of the UK.
While in the past travellers needed to make the journey to the ports of Wales or north-west England before setting sail to Dublin, now direct flights are available from most major UK airports, with the Irish capital linked to its British counterpart via Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports.
These are complemented by regular budget services between Dublin and Blackpool, Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster-Sheffield, Durham Tees Valley, East Midlands, Exeter, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newquay, Norwich, Plymouth and Southampton.
Business and leisure travellers from Scotland can also benefit from good links to Dublin from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick airports.
Such a large number of routes has helped to keep airline ticket prices competitive, making Dublin one of the most affordable short-haul breaks for British holidaymakers.
((Airlines flying to Dublin from the UK
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has come to dominate the tarmac at Dublin Airport and as such offers the greatest number of routes to the UK, including cheap flights from Aberdeen to London and all points in between.
Likewise, fellow low-cost carrier Flybe also offers five budget routes to and from the Irish capital, in comparison to British Airways, which operates services out of just London City and London Heathrow airports.
Also linking the UK with Dublin are Irish national flyer Aer Lingus, bmi and Air France, with the latter operating regular shuttle services to and from London.
Where is Dublin in Ireland?
Straddling the much-lauded Liffey River, Dublin hugs the east coast of Ireland, making it perfect for short weekend trips from the UK.
From the capital, there are regular bus, train and air links to the rest of the Emerald Isle, with many visitors opting to hire a car and venture outside of the big city, with the country's dramatic coastal roads one major draw.
With flight times from the UK often below an hour, no stopovers are required, while Dublin's proximity also means that there is no time difference for British travellers.
Things to see and do in Dublin
Though it grew rich on sea-faring trade and commerce, Dublin is today known as one of the world's best party cities, with millions of visitors heading out to the pubs and clubs of the famous Temple Bar district or taking a tour of the Guinness Storehouse every year.
Those looking for a more sedate holiday are also in for a treat, with highlights including the world-renowned Trinity College, which is home to the magnificent Book of Kells, the James Joyce Museum and the Post Office, which played a central role in the 1916 uprisings.
Sitting alongside such history, Grafton Street boasts the best in Irish shopping and its surrounding lanes are home to excellent boutiques, bars and restaurants.
Dublin's compact and historic centre makes it easy to negotiate, while most of the city's hotels are within walking distance of all the major sites.