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WRITERS AND VAMPIRES: A Walk Through Gothic Dublin

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In this tour, we will delve into Gothic Dublin through its dark, bloody and dramatic history. We will learn about the great Irish writers and visit Gothic settings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Have you heard about the Penny Dreadfuls? Did you know that in addition to Dracula, this city saw the birth of another famous vampire? Join us on a walk full of stories about mummies, werewolves and other famous monsters of the Victorian Era.

2.30 hours



Walking level: MEDIUM

Meeting Point: American College, 1 Merrion Square N, Dublin, D02 NH98

Hours:  Wednesday to Friday - 11:00 hs.

Price: 15 €

What are we going to tour?

Oscar Wilde House

Bram Stoker's House

McDaid's Pub

Marsh Library

Dublin castle

St Audoen's Church

. . .  and much more!

  • What is a Free Tour?
    A Free Tour is an entertaining way to learn about the history and culture of a city. It is managed by professional guides who will take you through the most critical places in tours of approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes for free. At the end of the ride, the guides will accept tips or donations based on their performance on each ride.
  • Should I tip my guide?
    If the tour has been to your liking, you can tip your guide if you wish. Each professional works exhaustively to provide the best quality service.
  • Where do the tours end?
    All of our Dublin walking tours end in the city center. If you have any doubts, your guide will help you at the end of each journey.
  • What happens if it rains at the time of the tour?
    All our tours count even if it rains, so we recommend you bring an umbrella or raincoat. If the weather turns dangerous, we will email you in advance to let you know whether or not the tour will take place.
  • Do you have wheelchair accessibility?
    Yes, Dublin is a relatively accessible city for wheelchair users.
  • Do you accept large groups on the Free Tour?
    No. If you have a group of more than eight people, you must contact us to book a private tour. We will adapt the trek to the number of people and specific interests there.
  • Are children accepted on the tours?
    Children are welcome on our tours; however, due to the content of the Night Tour, we only recommend children over 16 years of age.
  • Is transportation included in the tours?
    Most tours are in the city center, so no transportation is needed.
  • What happens if I pay for a tour and can't attend?
    In that case, we will need you to notify us five days before issuing the refund.
  • Can I modify a reservation?
    We are a small company, and the livelihood of our guides depends on each tour. We can only modify a reservation if you notify us five days in advance. You can also transfer your ticket to another person who wishes to attend in your place.
  • Should I book a tour in advance?
    You must book your tour in advance online.


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