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We challenged three ASOS advocates – Matthew Pike, Olivia Purvis and Remi Afolabi – to throw out the tour book and craic Dublin and check Belfast in 48 hours. This is what went down.

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From sandy beaches to vibrant museums and an insanely good music scene, our advocates Olivia, Remi and Matthew were sent to Dublin and Belfast to scout the hottest hangouts in town. Here’s their ultimate guide.

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INDEPENDENT SPIRIT

The city centre is packed with fantastic independent design stores and vintage boutiques. Modern street art really brings the place to life and there’s a friendly buzz that makes you feel right at home.

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TITANIC EXPERIENCE

'Epic and emotional'

Seriously one of the best exhibitions we’ve ever experienced – a truly enlightening, interactive and emotive insight into the story of this tragic liner.

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THE BIG FISH

‘Scenic harbour hangout’

Head to the harbour and you’ll discover this beautiful ceramic statement piece on the waterfront, made up of small photographs celebrating the city’s heritage.

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THE BERNARD SHAW

We all loved this quirky cafe-bar with bags of personality and insanely tasty Mediterranean food. Panini heaven.

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HA’PENNY BRIDGE

The views from Dublin’s famous cast-iron bridge over the River Liffey make for undeniably good holiday pics.

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TEMPLE BAR

Explore Temple Bar, where the quaint lanes are littered with vintage shops, old-school barbers and super cool design shops like the Library Project.

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THE LITTLE MUSEUM OF DUBLIN

‘Walls of wonder’

Whether you want to get to know Dublin's in-depth history and music heritage or just love really eccentric posters and interiors, this place is for you.

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CITY CENTRE

‘Feels like home’

The friendly buzz of the city centre is the perfect place to spend an afternoon getting lost. We happily wandered about, popping into macaroon shops (yup, every blogger’s dream) and gawping at green post boxes.

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OLD AND NEW

Belfast’s architecture is a real mix of old and new, best seen outside the Titanic exhibition where the bright yellow dockyard cranes still stand tall next to the contemporary museum front.

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HOWTH

This picturesque fishing village along the Irish Sea is the perfect place to spend an afternoon outside of the city. You can’t beat great scenery and glorious fresh air.

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GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

Getting to know a little more about Ireland's famous thirst quencher is a trip highlight.

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GUINNESS STOREHOUSE

You’ll feel pretty proud, too, when you receive your certificate for pouring your own perfect pint of the black stuff.

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The MAC

Fall in love with the minimalist space and art at this creative arts venue (the cafe is awesome too).

THE BELFAST SCENE

It’s all about music and art

Contemporary art and epic music is a huge part of the Belfast buzz and no visit would be complete without a night spent in The Dirty Onion – think live music, friendly locals and a top selection of local beers, all in a cosy setting.

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OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE

‘Mad sounds’

If there's one way of getting a feel for Belfast culture, it's in one of the many record shops or the Oh Yeah Music Centre – there are some truly classic treasures to be found here.

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BAR-HOPPING

There’s no shortage of good bars, pubs and restaurants to be had in the city centre. Bunsen Burger is our shout for a super simple but super tasty dinner.

DUBLIN NIGHTLIFE

From lively burger bars to cosy pubs and swish cocktail lounges, there is no doubt that Dublin comes to life after dark. Top of the bill is the speakeasy-inspired Vintage Cocktail Club, and Skinflint for its relaxed vibe, great music and even better pizzas.

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VINTAGE COCKTAIL CLUB

Any cocktail bar that looks like a hidden room in Gatsby’s manor and requires a knock on the door to get in is pretty special in our books.

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LE COOP

Popping candy cocktails and southern fried chicken in a basket, this super-cool hangout does American dive bar food incredibly well.

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THE LIQUOR ROOMS

If you like drink pics that will score you a ton of Instagram likes, this is the place to head. There’s also a fantastic black-and-white photo booth that we couldn’t get enough of.

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What are you still sitting there for? Get planning your own amazing adventure in Dublin and Belfast by checking out Ireland.com - they’ve got everything you need to know.

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