Dublin comes in third in Lonely Planet's Top City picks for 2016

Dublin has been named as one of the top cities in the world.

Dublin comes in third in Lonely Planet's Top City picks for 2016

Dublin has been named as one of the top cities in the world.

It features third on Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 list and beat off stiff competition from George Town in Malaysia and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Kotor in Montenegro took the top spot and was followed by Quito, Ecuador.

Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Dublin, Orla Carroll, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for Dublin. The Lonely Planet is one of the premier sources of information for people all across the world when researching a holiday.

"Lists like this will quite literally put Dublin, and Ireland, on the map and more importantly in the mind’s eye of thousands of potential visitors.

"More than that, it reinforces Dublin as a ‘must-visit’ destination which offers an incredible variety of experiences to its visitors."

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