Luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler polled its readers to find out, amongst other things, which was the friendliest country in Europe and guess who came out on top! That’s right, lovely Ireland topped the polls and we’re not surprised in the slightest.
It’s no secret at all that Irish people are the friendliest in Europe, with a fantastic sense of humour and a willingness to help anyone and everyone in any way possible. Subsequently, Ireland pops up again and again in polls as the friendliest country in Europe.
Moreover, Dublin was named the friendliest city in Ireland in the same report, despite the metropolitan nature of the city. There is still a lot of community spirit in Dublin which you perhaps won’t find in other capital cities across Europe and indeed the world.
So who were the runners up?
There’s quite a mix of countries in the top ten friendliest countries in Europe:
Then there are the top ten friendliest cities in Europe:
- San Sebastián, Spain
- Bruges, Belgium
- Reykjavik, Iceland
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Porto, Portugal
- Dublin, Ireland
- Oslo, Norway
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dublin also had a win as The Westbury was named the best hotel in Ireland – a well deserved accolade. It’s worth taking a look at the lists of winners yourself if you’re planning a holiday soon and you can do so here.