A study has ranked it the seventh most romantic city in the world and you might not quite believe it, given the weather we have here. So why is Dublin up there in the rankings?
Well, the city certainly has its charm. We have the beautiful Love Lane and Ha’penny Bridge for starters and tons of literary history.
There is something intoxicating about Dublin, which is probably why tons of visitors come every year to the city. Plus, let’s face it, the abundance of pubs can’t really hurt the ratings. You can even take an incredible romantic walking tour around the city.
So why is Dublin the seventh most romantic city in the world?
The study, from Bounce, looked at a number of factors, from the number of romantic activities available per capita to the average cost of staying in a hotel for a couple of nights. This data was analysed and each city was given a score out of ten.
Dublin scored 6.51, which is certainly not to be sniffed at. Unfortunately, though, we didn’t hit the top spot, with six cities ahead of Dublin.
We did beat a few cities, the likes of which might surprise you:
Paris, France (8.87)
San Francisco, USA (7.59)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands (7.49)
Barcelona, Spain (7.44)
Lisbon, Portugal (7.28)
Florence, Italy (6.77)
Dublin, Ireland (6.51)
Seville, Spain (6.46)
Santa Barbara, USA (6.41)
Marrakesh, Morocco (6.26)
So the next time you’re feeling down about a terrible date, try to console yourself with the knowledge that Dublin is the seventh most romantic city in the world. Then eat loads of chocolate.