5 ways to kill time during a Dublin stop over

Top - DUBZQ - Sophie James Shutterstock - If you're looking for ways to kill time during a Dublin Airport stop over then we have got the best tips

Are you heading to Dublin on a stop over and are looking for some time to kill? Then look no further, we've got you covered with these 5 things you can do.

We've all been stuck in an airport on a stop over for a couple of hours and know how boring it can be. Read on to see our top 5 picks for things that will make time fly by as you wait for your flight at Dublin Airport.

1. Treat yourself

If you've got a long layover and a room at our Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport you can relax and wait for your flight in style. The ALSAA Leisure Complex is just a short walk away where you can relax at the state-of-the-art spa, test your strength at the fitness center or try the indoor elevated running track. Nothing leaves you feeling more refreshed and renewed before your flight as a workout.

2. See the essentials of Dublin

2 - DUBZQ - Shutterstock - A stop over at Dublin Airport doesn't have to be a bad thing, since you can explore beautiful Dublin

For those who have 24 hours between flights you can hop in a taxi, bus or train and go exploring the Irish capital. Must-see's in Dublin range from the Trinity College and Guinness Museum to St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Jameson Distillery, guaranteeing you some of the best views in the entire city. Marvelous architecture, exciting history and famous tastes make for a intriguing mix meaning you won't regret making the trip into the city. If you want, you can even do a walking tour to see even more of the city.

3. Learn something new

Fancy some laughs or do you want to learn more about design, business management or an inspirational talk from TED? Then podcasts are the way to go. Check out our 7 recommended podcasts, perfect for an airport stop over. Listen to one of these while you people-watch or get some work done before boarding your flight.

4. Shop til you drop

 3 - DUBZQ - Semmick Photo Shutterstock - Dublin Airport offers many shopping opportunities, perfect for you to to kill time when on a stop over

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Need some new shorts for your beach break, electronics or books to help with the long flight or do you want to bring some of Ireland's finest home with you as a souvenir? Then have no fear, the shopping opportunities at Terminal 2 are ready to help.

Are you looking to upgrade your wardrobe or need some personal advice when shopping for presents? Then hire a personal shopper. They'll be happy to help with finding the products you want at prices you'll love. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, doesn't it?

5. Enjoy a meal with a view

Food is perhaps the most important thing in the world and thankfully you won't have to spend your time hungry at Dublin Airport. Whether you're craving some fried goodness from burger royalty, a gluten free alternative or some delicious chocolate and coffee you can find a wide range of restaurants in Terminal 2. Check out The Slaney, where top quality foods are served with large windows offering you wonderful views of the airfield.

With these five tips you won't feel like the hours go by slowly at Dublin Airport. If you have any tips for other travelers looking to kill time at the airport feel free to share them with us in a comment below.

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