Butlers Chocolate Experience
Clonshagh Business and Technology Park, Oscar Traynor Rd., Dublin 17
Our Rating Neighborhood From Dublin take R105 to R107 toward Malahide; after about 3.5km (2[bf]1/2 miles), turn left onto Oscar Traynor Rd., take 5th right turn and look for sign on the left Hours Mon–Sat 10am, noon, 3:30pm. Booking essential Transportation Bus: 130 Phone 01/851-2151 Prices Admission €13 adults; €48 families Web site Butlers Chocolate Experience
Ireland is awash with brewery tours, but rare is the chance to look around a real-life chocolate factory. The world-famous chocolatiers, whose cafes are scattered throughout Dublin, have been based in the city since the 1930s. The delectable confections are now produced at a less-than-lovely industrial park on the road to Malahide, but like all the best soft-centered chocolates, the sweet part is on the inside. The tour takes you around the factory to see the luxury chocolate makers in action. (Don’t worry, there are plenty of tastings.) The factory is completely accessible to wheelchair users. You have to book tours in advance and space is quite limited. No chocolates are made on Saturday, so the weekday tours are definitely the most fun.
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