?? Dublin Travel Guide ?? | What You NEED To Know Before You Go!

?? Dublin Travel Guide ?? | What You NEED To Know Before You Go!

Welcome to Dublin! Like me before my trip, you might be asking
yourself “what’s the appeal outside of the bars and all that Guinness?”. well firstly,
this is a young person’s city; Dublin’s boasts Europe’s youngest population, where
some 50% of people living here are under the age of 25. So yes, bars, nightlife, parties
and Guinness are popular, though definitely not exclusive to this demographic. And while
Dublin certainly does dabauchery famously, it’s only when you visit this old and beautiful
city that you really see how the Republic of Ireland’s capital is way more than hedonistic
haven for hen do’s and lad’s weekends away. Just take a mosey down the cobbled streets
and it’s like nothing has changed over the last hundred odd years. The greatest thing
about my time Dublin was realising that this city is one with a rich and colourful history.
There’s a banging food scene, and of course, there are plenty of things to see and do during
your trip. Coming up, I’m gonna tell you about transport, money and some of my favorite
things to do, but first, let’s take a look at getting here. The airport is 10km outside Dublin and is
the only international airport serving the city. From here, your choices for transport
to the centre are bus or a taxi, as there’s no train station at the airport. Dublin airport’s Aircoach will take you
to various locations across the city, so make sure you know which stop is nearest your hotel. Dublin is compact, which means if you’re
staying in the city centre, you can pretty much walk to everything. However, if you want
to get around quickly, hop on a tram. The Lewes is Dublin’s tram system; there are
two lines, red and green. And the walk from the end of the green line to the red line
is about 15 minutes. Don’t forget to always tap in and tap out, otherwise you’ll get
charged the maximum possible fare. If you plan on making multiple journeys, we
recommend getting a Leap Card. It’s Dublin’s public transport top-up smart card and you
can get them at the airport or at local shops, wherever you see the sign. Dublin’s nightlife is legendary, and Temple
Bar is the centre of it all. Yes, it’s where all the tourists go, but Temple Bar is packed
with pubs, bars, live music and clubs. If you want to have a great night out in Dublin,
this is where to go. Written by Irish monks around 800AD, the Book
is a decorated version of the Paul Gospels that’s kept at the centre of an exhibition
in Trinity College. Just don’t expect a photo, as no cameras are allowed near the
book, no even ours! However, our highlight has to be the Long Room, holding around 200,000
books, it’s a vast collection that seems to go on and on and on and on and on and on
and on, forever. Next is Kilmainham Gaol, a former Irish prison
that held many of the revolutionaries of the past, in particular, the leaders of the 1916
Easter Rising. Abandoned in 1924 and restored in the 1960s, it now serves as a museum where
you can learn all about the history of Irish independence. The gaol is 3 and a half kilometers
out of the city centre, so you’ll need to get the Luas or the bus here. Tickets are
available online, you book your timeslot and the website recommends arriving 15 minutes
before your tour is due to start. Because the museum can only take a limited number
of people at a time, booking ahead is the only way to guarantee entry on the day. Dublin Zoo is the most popular family attraction
in Ireland. It’s in Phoenix Park, a 15 minute walk from the Houston Station Luas stop. There
are over 400 animals here, spread over 28 hectares and split into zones like the African
Savannah and the Asian Forests. What we really like about the zoo is all the conservation
work they do across the globe; i works together with many others to maintain breeding programs
and reintroduces endangered species into the wild. It’s had particular success with animals
such and the Gold Lion Tamarin and the Scimitar-Horned Oryx. They say that good things come to those who
wait, and last on our list is the Guinness Storehouse. The storehouse is a 7 storey monument
to the the history and production and advertising of Ireland’s most famous export. Inside,
you’ll be able to pull your own pint of the Black Stuff, learn about how Guinness
can be used in some traditional Irish cooking, discover some of the secrets that go on in
the brewing process and finally enjoy a complimentary pint in the panoramic gravity bar on the top
floor. The storehouse is a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute bus journey from the centre
of town. As usual, we recommend booking your tickets online, as you’ll save 20% on adult
tickets, and you’ll be able to use the fast track queue. Dublin is bisected by the River Liffey, which
runs across the city. There used to be a pronounced cultural divide, with the poor living in the
North and the South being home to the upper and middle classes. Today, that’s not the
case and Dublin can be divided into some distinct districts… The Medieval district is the oldest part of
Dublin. It’s here that you can find Dublin Castle, Christchurch and St.Patrick’s Cathedral. The Georgian District starts at St.Stephen’s
Green and Trinity College and continues up to the canal. Dublin’s Docklands is where lots of the
world’s biggest tech companies have offices. The Cultural District is where you’ll find
Temple Bar. This area is home to pubs, clubs, markets and Dublin’s most energetic nightlife. A word of warning about the weather in Dublin
– it’s late June and, as you can see, the weather is glorious… If you’re a duck!
But, seriously, the weather in Dublin constantly changes. During the time in the city, we’d
often have warm sun, torrential rain and overcast skies; all on the same day. Our advice is
to be prepared and pack a light waterproof or small umbrella. The food here in Dublin is terrific and with
so many places to eat, we couldn’t possibly hope to cover it all in one video. However,
if there’s one thing that Dublin and Ireland do better than anyone else in the world, it’s
their seafood, especially their oysters. One place we definitely recommend you go is
Klaw. It’s a tiny seafood restaurant on Crown Alley, just off Temple Bar Square. It’ll
probably be full when you arrive so you may have to wait outside with a pint of Guinness
but it’s worth it, we promise. When it comes to drink, Guinness is obviously
what Dublin is best known for, and for good reason. Ireland’s most famous export definitely
tastes better in its home city. They say it’s in the water, but what we know is that you
can’t come to Dublin without at least trying it just once…or twice…three times…you
get the idea! But there’s more to Ireland than just the
Black Stuff! We recommend trying out the Porterhouse. It’s
the city’s original craft beer pub and they’ve been serving for 20 years. I’ve gone for
a Dublin pale ale, which is €5 and, according to this, is an Irish-style pale ale with an
orange, lemon and lime hop character… Not bad! How expensive is Dublin? Well, there’s good
news and bad news. The good news is that it’s still cheaper than London, the bad news is
that it’s the 8th priciest city in Europe and still pricier than the rest of the UK. This Guinness in Temple Bar was €5.95.
This pub meal cost €13.50. This coffee cost €2.50.
A Temple Bar hotel cost roughly €170 per night. Quick tip – if at the chip and PIN machine
you get the choice to use Pounds or Euros, always choose Euros. Shops will give you a
worse exchange rate than your bank will. So that’s your guide to Dublin. For more
on what to do while you’re here, check out our other videos.

15 thoughts on “?? Dublin Travel Guide ?? | What You NEED To Know Before You Go!

  1. You say near the end of you video that Dublin is still pricier than the {REST} of the UK!!!!!!Dublin is NOT in the UK in the first place you
    English idiot!!!
    Anyhoo…do NOT go near the Temple Bar area!!!!Most expensive pints and food here. I'm from Dublin!Temple Bar is a tourist trap and most Dubliners don't go near the place.Plenty of other areas that are better and a lot cheaper such as the South William Street area near Grafton Street to name but one.

  2. He looks exceedingly pleased throughout the video. I just want to kiss him on the forehead and send him on his way to travel the world. ;_;

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