One of the most significant shopping streets in Dublin, Grafton Street is an integral part of the city’s identity. A perpetually busy area, Grafton Street has long been the cultural, economic and social heart of Dublin. Serving as the central pedestrian focus, Grafton Street links O'Connell Street and St Stephen’s Green. Distinctive in nature, Grafton Street is defined by its classical architecture. Thriving with Irish flavour, Grafton Street features countless shops, restaurants and bars. Dublin Zoo and Dublin Castle are a short distance away from Grafton Street.