Rough Guide readers rate Dublin as second friendliest city
Irish capital praised for having ‘some of the friendliest people in the world’
Niall Gibbons of Tourism Ireland said ‘the warm welcome and the craic’ makes Dublin such a popular place with overseas visitors. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
Dublin has been voted the world’s second friendliest city by readers of Rough Guides, the popular travel guidebook series.
This month, Rough Guides asked its fans and readers to vote for the friendliest city they had visited. The guidebook has now unveiled the results, with Dublin coming in at number two, after Glasgow.
Rough Guides said of Dublin: “Spend a weekend enjoying the Georgian townhouses, squares and historic churches among some of the friendliest people in the world.”
The list of top 10 cities are Glasgow, Dublin, Montreal, Liverpool, Copenhagen, Vancouver, Toyko, Dubai, Melbourne and Manchester
“ It is the warm welcome and the ‘craic’ here that resonates with our overseas visitors and makes Dublin and Ireland such a great choice for a short break or holiday,” he said.
“ This accolade by the readers of Rough Guides gives Tourism Ireland another wonderful platform to continue to promote Dublin and the island of Ireland throughout the world as a ‘must-see’ destination.”
This latest accolade follows Dublin being voted the world’s fifth friendliest city earlier this year by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the prestigious US travel magazine.
The magazine said readers described Dublin as a “vibrant city” that’s a “bibliophile’s dream” which was “green, lush, and very walkable”.