️ Dublin Complete Travel Guide - City Tour of Ireland & Travel Ideas ️

️ Dublin Complete Travel Guide - City Tour of Ireland & Travel Ideas ️

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Hi guys, welcome to another episode of Ultimate  Bucket List, and this is your complete guide to   the city of Dublin. Where to go, what to do, how  to have your face printed on a pint of Guinness,   and how to have the best time in one of  the most cultured cities in all of Europe. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the capital of  the Emerald Isle. Dublin is a world famous city   full of culture, history, some excellent nightlife  and music, and is the epicentre of Irish culture.   But if you take a look at a map of Dublin, you'll  realize that everything is literally everywhere.   It’s a place that's divided into two by the  River Liffey, and there's two major stations;   Connolly stationed to the East and Heuston Station  in the West. But to keep things really simple,  

here are the following things that you can  find on a map of Dublin. Drinking, drinking,   churches, historical sites, museums, park  space, shopping, sports and more drinking!  But let's start first of all on how to actually  get here. Most of you will be flying in to Dublin   International Airport, and rather inconveniently  it's the only major European airport that doesn't   have its own train system. Ao when you leave the  airport there's a whole plethora of buses that   will take you to the city centre and it can  get quite confusing as to which one to take.   So I'll explain in detail at the end  of the video how to actually do this.  But once you arrive in the middle of Dublin,  you'll notice the historic mix with the   modern. And when you walk around the streets,  you'll notice various historic things such as  

this the statue of Molly Malone. No prizes for  guessing what people rub for good luck here?!  And when you walk the streets you'll notice some  impressive looking buildings. This is the Bank   of Ireland by the way, but the entire city is  full of buildings like this. As mentioned in  

the introduction the entire city is split into  two by this; the River Liffey. And if you've got   some time I recommend that you walk all the way  along it and cross some of this iconic bridges.  You'll see some pretty cool stuff on the way such,  as this old clipper ship: the Jeanie Johnston. But   the main bridges you'll probably come across are  the Millennium Bridge, the Samuel Beckett Bridge,   the O'Connell Bridge, and possibly the most  famous one of them all: the Ha’penny Bridge.   Yes it looks pretty old and pretty rickety, but  this is one of the most famous bridges in Dublin.   And on a nice day like today you  honestly don't mind the sightseeing   trip walking around bridges. It provides  some amazing photo and video opportunities. 

But let me show you now one of the most  visited attractions in all of Dublin. Yes,   as you probably guessed from the video clips, it's  to do with drinking and we're here at the Guinness   Storehouse. This is the original distillery for  Guinness, and now they've turned it into a major   tourist attraction. Once you go inside you'll  learn all about how they make Guinness, why  

it's black, and all the cool stuff that's involved  with the making of the black stuff. They'll even   give you an insight as to the iconic advertising  that they use in order to market their product.   “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”  huh, well that's pretty much true I guess.  

It's all a very interactive experience and even  if you're not a fan of Guinness, it's definitely   worth going just to see all this stuff. If you're  not a fan of drinking, they have some pretty fancy   restaurants there too. But the highlight of  any tour of the Guinness Storehouse, is the   fact that you get to go into the gravity bar, and  you get a free pint of Guinness yourself. You've  

got some amazing looking views over the city here,  so even if you just come for that, that's great.   If you actually like Guinness it actually tastes  a lot better here than it does everywhere else.   I don't know what exactly they put in this  stuff to make it taste so good, but yeah.  

You can actually pay extra to have your face  printed on actual pint of Guinness. Do here's my   face on a pint of Guinness. You're paying €8 for  the novelty, but you know whilst you're in Rome,   I guess? If you want to buy some more to take home  with you, you can literally buy it in the gift   shop downstairs. Ut's probably the cheapest  price that you'll find in the entire city.   I should hope so, given that  they actually make it here. 

But if Guinness isn't your thing, how  about whiskey? You can also take a tour   here at the Jameson Distillery, the most  famous brand of Irish whiskey in the world.   It's very similar to the Guinness Storehouse  except nowhere near as fancy. You get to learn   all about how it's actually made, and all  of the historical bumf that goes with that.  

And no surprises here, you actually get three  drams of the stuff, so you get a tasting session   of all the different Jameson whiskeys, before they  give you a complimentary drink right at the end.   I think most people just come just for that.  If you're a whiskey fan or a scotch fan, this   definitely comes highly recommended. Especially  hanging around in the Jameson bar afterwards,  

it's a pretty friendly place, and you'll find  that most people here are just after a good time.  But let's say drinking isn't your thing.  You'll notice when you're walking around   Dublin that there's an awful lot of churches  here. In fact, there's like hundreds of them.   But the two most famous ones that you'll probably  come across is this; St Patrick's Cathedral.   One of the oldest Christian cathedrals in the  world. If you've got time take an actual tour  

of the place. So this guy right here, his  name was Eamonn, he did a fantastic tour   about some of the most historic things  that you'll find here in this Cathedral.   And I do highly recommend that you take a tour  of this place, because otherwise if people don't   explain some of this stuff to you, you’ll probably  walk past it and won't know what it is. Overall   though it is a very nice Cathedral to walk around.  If you don't want to pay to go inside, that's   okay. You can always hang around St Patrick's  Park which is literally adjoined to the cathedral. 

The other major cathedral in the city is down the  street and it's this; Christ Church Cathedral.   The most interesting bit about Christ  Church Cathedral is the underground Crypt.   It's super creepy, but very historically  significant. And you'll find a lot of   historical artefacts down here. Upstairs, as you  can imagine from a cathedral, it's very nicely   decorated. It's a lot larger than Saint Patrick's  Cathedral that we've just been in, and you'll also   find some pretty cool things like the heart of  Saint Lawrence. His actual heart. Mmmm-kay?!  

But those are the two churches I  highly recommend that you visit.  Around the corner from Christ Church Cathedral,  you'll find one of the most historical buildings   in all of Dublin. This is Dublin Castle. Whilst  you're walking the streets of Dublin you might   actually miss it. If you found the Round Tower,  you definitely know that you found the castle.  

Now walking around the grounds is free of charge  and you can get some nice photos and videos here.   But you can also pay (for a very reasonable rate)  for a self-guided tour of the state apartments.   Very similar to walking around Buckingham Palace,   it's one of the most historical  buildings in all of Ireland.   It's a place where traditionally the Presidents  of Ireland will generally do their business,   and you'll see various historical things,  paintings, and what people forget is that Ireland   up until fairly recently, was under British rule.  So you'll find lots of reminders of this here.   Such as this one; a painting of Queen Victoria.  And they still have a throne room here! This is  

traditionally where the British monarch would  sit when they're here in Ireland. There's some   amazing rooms here such as the portrait gallery,  but none are more grander than St Patrick’s Hall.   Decked out on all these flags, the ceilings are  painted, and this is where every President of   Ireland is inaugurated. So historically, it's  one of the most important rooms in the country.   It'll take you a while to see the state rooms  at Dublin Castle, but if you're a bit short   on change and I can't imagine you would be? But if you want a free of charge thing to do   instead, literally hop around the corner to visit  the Chester Beatty Library. Contrary to its name,   it's not just the library. It's actually  more of a museum where you could see all   sorts of ancient manuscripts, lots of artefacts,  books, costumes, it's all pretty educational.  

And the fact that it's actually free and located  right next to Dublin Castle is a massive bonus.   There's even a Sky Garden where you get  some nice views of Dublin Castle from here.  Across the city you'll also find Trinity College  Dublin, one of the oldest universities in Europe.   Entering the university grounds is free, but  what isn't free is its most famous attraction.   This long queue right here is for  something called The Book of Kells.  

It's a very famous medieval manuscript that's  permanently on display here at Trinity College.   Once you've bought your ticket you'll be shown  a very short exhibition, before being led into   the Book of Kells. Now you can't actually take  pictures or videos of it, and you'll only spend   about 30 seconds looking at it, before they let  you into the old library. Arguably this is the   more interesting bit of the tour. You get to see  this wonderfully old library and it provides some   excellent photo opportunities. More interesting  than The Book of Kells is this thing right here;  

the Brian Boru harp. This is the exact reason  why the emblem of Ireland is a heart and is   the inspiration of the Guinness logo. But if I'm  being brutally honest this was a total rip-off.   It costs €18 to see this stuff, and you'll be done  in literally 20 minutes or less. Especially with  

the Book of Kells bits, they usually flick it to a  page where there's no artwork, it's just text. And   the fact that you can't take pictures of it and  you only spend about 30 seconds looking at it.   You can see it if you want to but if I'm being  brutally honest it was a total waste of money.  If you want more bang for your buck, head on  over to the complete opposite end of the city   where you'll find this; the Kilmainham Gaol. Okay  it's a jail, it doesn't sound very interesting in   theory. But once you consider that people used to  be executed here, it's kind of creepy and cool at   the same time. It's definitely a much better  attraction to pay for than the Book of Kells. 

Whilst you're around there, actually try and visit  the Royal Hospital and the Royal Hospital grounds.   From the air it's actually quite nice.  If you're absolutely itching for something else  to do, Dublin is not short on things like museums.  

Such as the National Wax Museum, boy that  sounds riveting(?) The Irish Rock and Roll   Museum experience, the Little Museum of Dublin.  You can learn all about Dublin in just 29 minutes.  But the one I urge you to go to  is the National Gallery of Ireland   not just because it's free, but  because you'll find some of the most   famous paintings that you probably would  have heard of or probably seen before.   You'll find paintings from Picasso. Van Gogh  or “VEN KH-OO-KH” if you want to pronounce it   correctly. Paintings by Claude Monet, and you'll  even find this famous painting of Anne Bolelyn.   I'm not entirely certain why that's here, but  you know it's cool that I can see it in person.  

If you're an art lover this will take several  hours to see, so make some time for that.   The other major Museum that I highly recommend  that you check out is the National Archaeological   Museum. It's slightly more historic and  definitely less painty, but it's definitely   worth checking out if you're a fan of museums. If it’s a nice day outside, there's plenty of  

parks around here in Dublin. The main ones that  you need to know about are this one St Stephen’s   Green. It's a very tranquil Park space, but it has  some very very strange statues depicting death.   As you do of course?! Around the corner you'll  also find Merrion Square. But you'll have to go   across the city to find one of the biggest parks  in all of Europe. This is Phoenix Park. Not only   is this a massive green space but you'll also  find a giant crucifix, the Wellington Monument,   and also Dublin Zoo is within its grounds. So  if you feel like seeing some animals you can  

do it right here at Phoenix Park. If it is a nice  day, it's definitely worth a picnic trip or two.  If you want to do some shopping you'll need  to go north of the River Liffey and go to the   section next to Parnell Square. By the way this  is the area where you'll find various statues,   this giant needle sticking out the ground  known as the Dublin Spire. You can't really   miss it because it's freaking massive. And  this also highlights that you're in the  

shopping district. If I'm being brutally honest  Dublin City Centre is no different to any other   major city in Europe as it pertains to shopping. The only couple of places that I recommend that   you check out is Carrolls for some Irish gifts.  Arnotts, the famous Irish department store.   And within it you'll find various shopping  centres that aren't too dissimilar to the   ones that you find back home and  … urrrghh! What's that doing here?  But if you're not into shopping how about sports?  Ireland is famous for its Gaelic Sports. Gaelic   football and hurling. Just north east of the  city centre you'll find this; Croke Park.  

Don't let this footage fool, you because this  is the third largest stadium in all of Europe.   If you can catch a game here, it's a pretty  good shindig. But if not, I highly recommend   that you take a tour of the place. Check out  my previous video to see what that's like.   If you're a fan of the traditional sports like  football and rugby, you'll need to go to the   other giant stadium across the river. This is  the Aviva stadium, and is home to the national   Football and Rugby Union teams. And again  it's a pretty cool place to watch sports too. 

It's no secret that Dubliners and Irish people  in general like to have a good time. And as soon   as the sun sets and night falls, the city comes  alive. Drinking, live, music and having a good   time is pretty much guaranteed here in Dublin.  With over 700 pubs and clubs, there's definitely   no shortage of places for you to explore and have  a great time yourself. The most famous area where   you'll find the most famous bars is right here  south of the River Liffey in the Temple Bar area.   There's definitely no shortage of drinkeries here,  the most famous of which is this Temple Bar Pub.  

Now when I went past it was during the day and  it was technically shut. But at night, this place   comes alive with live music and is possibly  the most iconic drinkery in all of Dublin.   Now I've drank here before with friends and  if I'm being brutally honest it's massively   overrated. It's a little expensive for what  it is, and there are definitely more places   to have better times here in Dublin. I'd say  go in for a pint just for the novelty but I   wouldn't stick around this place all night long. But overall guys if you do come to Dublin you'll   have an amazing time. It's definitely not  short on things to do, and if you enjoy  

having a good time and drinking this is pretty  much the perfect city break for you. Definitely   add this to your bucket list to experience  Irish culture and … well, drinking. I guess? Okay Ninh I’m sold, what do I need to do? Well, you'll need to come here to Dublin.   As mentioned in the intro you'll probably fly into  Dublin International Airport, and it doesn't have   its own train station which means that you'll have  to take one of the many buses or coaches to the   city centre. My advice is to pick a bus company  that will take you roughly to where your hotel is.  

I’m staying next to Connolly Station, so  I decided to take the Aircoach. You can   buy tickets online or from the ticket  seller standing outside the airport.   But other bus and coach companies will offer  you similar services at similar prices.   I urge you to figure this out beforehand but  even if you don't, there are plenty of signs   around the airport telling you where  to go and which bus companies to take.  Alternatively Dublin is very well connected  with trams, buses, trains and you can even drive   yourself here. But bear in mind the traffic  around Dublin City Centre is bloody awful,  

so just be warned. Whilst you're in the city  centre actually, you don't need buses or trams   to get you by. It's a very walkable city, and if  you are planning to see absolutely everything,   you'll be walking a lot! Alternatively you can  actually cycle around the city. There's plenty  

of bike hire stations dotted in and around the  place, and there's plenty of cycle super highways   that will take you around the city without fear  of being run over. It's actually a very friendly   cyclable city and it's a fun way of seeing all the  sites on bicycle, especially if it's nice outside.   If you're looking for a place to stay, I've  got some bad news for you. Dublin's hotels   are some of the priciest in all of Europe.  Along with Copenhagen Vienna and Edinburgh,   the hotels here are some of the priciest  that you'll find this side of the Atlantic.   Try and stay next to a famous landmark or next to  somewhere that's easy to get to like Connolly or   Heuston Station, because then you'll easily find  your hotel in and amongst Dublin's narrow streets.  

The cost of attractions is reasonable enough,  definitely don't go to the Book of Kells unless   you really really want to. But the price of  food and drink can be quite extortionate,   especially if you're visiting bars  in the Temple Bar area and drinking   the night away. I hope you've brought a lot  of money, because it's certainly not cheap.   Is there anything else I need to know? Yes, during  the summer months; Dublin is quite a busy place   and with the most popular attractions such as  the Guinness Storehouse you'll need to book   in advance to guarantee your spot. So I advise  you to make a list of the attractions that you   want to visit and book tickets in advance. If  you're coming in winter time, just like me you  

can virtually get away with walking in, and it's  not really a problem. Also, even though we're past   the COVID pandemic, there are various places  that will insist on enforcing COVID measures,   such as wearing face masks. So please bear that  in mind and have a face mask handy just in case.  If you have found this video at all helpful,  please be sure to like, share and subscribe.   Comment on the comment section below, and  if you have any other questions or ideas:   feel free to Tweet them at me. If I get  enough suggestions, I'll probably make   a video about it. But guys thanks very much for  watching, and we'll see you in the next episode. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk - @NinhLyUK

2022-12-18 18:16

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