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Dublin is the capital city of Southern Ireland, and is situated on the east coast of the country, on the Irish sea. The transport needs of the city are served mainly by the Dublin Bus network, and the Luas tram network. The city has six main bus stations, Cunningham Road, Phibsboro, Ringsend, Donnybrook, Summerhill and the central coach station, Busaras.
Busaras is located on Store Street, and coaches arriving from the ferry port of Dun Laoighre terminate here. Eurolines runs coaches to Dublin from Victoria coach station in London with one departure per day, travelling overnight.
The London-Dublin service runs all the year round, a distance of about 370 miles. It leaves London at about 6:00 p.m. and arrives in Dublin between 6:00-6:30 a.m. Aside from leaving the bus while on the ferry crossing from Holyhead, no changes are involved. Companies that serve Busaras from cities all over Ireland include Bus Eireann, Sinbad, Citylink and Go Bus. Disembarking passengers will find mainline rail connections from nearby Connolly railway station, a Luas alighting point and buses and coaches to Dublin Airport.
Coach travel to Dublin is much less expensive than travelling by air. The journey across land and sea provides passengers with an opportunity to relax and enjoy the landscape, and shop duty free while on the ferry crossing.
Dublin is a city filled with interesting and historic places. One super place to spend the day is the Phoenix Park, just west of the centre of the city. The largest enclosed park in Europe, its amenities include Dublin Zoo, which is filled with animals from all over the world. The much-cultivated People’s Garden encompasses an ornamental lake upon which swans, geese and other wild fowl are regularly seen. The Park includes acres of uncultivated grassland, where open-air concerts and sporting events take place in summer. You can also find Aras an Uachtaran, the official residence of the president of Ireland. The Dublin Bus ghost tour is a delightful evening out, filled with laughter and frights. It leaves from Upper O’Connell Street, every evening.
Going from Britain to Dublin by bus is particularly picturesque, since the journey includes a sea crossing. Coaches leave Victoria bus station daily, bound for Dublin, with Eurolines running the services. Local buses serve London Victoria, which also consists of a mainline train station and Underground in the centre of London. National Express coaches travel to Dublin from other British cities, including Birmingham and Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Manchester coach station is in walking distance of Piccadilly mainline train station. The other three coach stations are located at city centres, all served by public transport. Buses from Victoria station and Birmingham station travel to Holyhead on the Welsh coast, where passengers complete their journey to Dublin by ferry. The journey from Victoria to Dublin takes about 12 hours.
Temple Bar is the Mecca for all visitors to Dublin, a street lined with lively bars and interesting restaurants. After lunch, you can stroll towards the historic Dublin Castle. This building is actually composed of a number of smaller structures that date from the early 1100s right to the present day. Afterwards, get on a bus to Merrion Square. Here, you have the choice of visiting Dublin's National Gallery, site of a fine collection of paintings by international and Irish artists. There is also the Oscar Wilde Museum, former home of the writer and playwright. If the afternoon remains sunny, you can walk around the restful and picturesque green area, filled with trees and tropical plants.
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