Just a short flight or ferry ride from the UK, and with plenty of good value options for accommodation, Dublin can be a great city to visit on a budget for a long weekend. However, with its vibrant nightlife and culture scene being a major draw – and also one of the most expensive elements of your trip – it helps to be prepared. Do a little research before you go on the best bars and restaurants to visit, and get some recommendations when you arrive from locals of good value places to go. Also, keep in mind that bars can charge extra after from 11pm onwards.

Flights start from £130 return for a long weekend with Aer Lingus