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Question about possible Nov Trip to Dublin/Belfast

by /bio/warlord »

  Ok thinking of heading to Dublin and Belfast for a week in November.  I know there seems to be regular buses from the airport in Dublin to Belfast it seems and was curious how reliable these are in winter?  Is there generally a lot of snow at all in Nov?  I know London's climate, but wasn't sure how similar or not Dublin/Belfast is to London around this time of year.

  Another question is how many nights to spend in both cities?  Pretty much in the day I just like wandering aimlessly (I've been known to walk over 25+ miles in a day (not nighttime) alone), not into museums and such, just seeing whatever I want to see.  Night time I like to pub hop and was wondering is 2 nights (2 days) ok for Belfast and then 4 nights (4 days) good for Dublin or should I make it 3 nights in both instead?

 

Thanks

 

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ariel

RE: Question about possible Nov Trip to Dublin/Belfast

by ariel »

It'll likely be colder and damper than London. The busses however should run on schedule. 

As for how many nights in each: 3 in Dublin and 3 in Belfast makes sense. Frankly, I like the countryside of Ireland better than the cities, but each of these have enough to keep you busy for 3 days, and it's not really the right season for the country. And Belfast, because of its recent history, may be more interesting for someone not into museums, as you'll see a lot of street murals and other remnants of The Troubles there.

 

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RE: Question about possible Nov Trip to Dublin/Belfast

by /bio/warlord »

  Alright thanks for the input.  I just didn't want to grow tired of Belfast being it's much smaller than Dublin.  And colder and damper I guess is something that I won't be looking forward to either, but what's one to do in Nov I guess...

 

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RE: Question about possible Nov Trip to Dublin/Belfast

by /bio/wendy-l »

warlord,

I've never been to any part of Ireland in November so I very much look forward to your report! Please let usknow how it went for you, no mater what part of the country you were hanging out in.

Thanks!

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RE: Question about possible Nov Trip to Dublin/Belfast

by /bio/pauline-frommer »

I agree with 3 and 3, though frankly the countryside of Ireland is as interesting (if not more so) than the cities. That being said, seeing the murals in Belfast from the Troubles, the bullet-pocked walls and other remnants of that time will make wandering around extremely interesting. Have fun and pack a heavy sweater and some rain gear!

 

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RE: Question about possible Nov Trip to Dublin/Belfast

by /bio/warlord »

  Well thanks for the ideas, and well plans kind of changed and decided to go to see a friend in Mexico instead this Nov (cheaper and lets me afford to hit Croatia/Montenegro/Bosnia hopefully in May).  So will have to do Ireland another time or maybe next Nov if prices to London are still outragous as they were this year...

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