Phoenix Park, Dublin

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#3 of 35 in Parks in Dublin
Wilderness in the middle of a big city, Phoenix Park features tree-lined avenues and vast grasslands and is home to a herd of wild deer. Encompassing over 700 hectares (1,700 acres), the park serves as one of the largest walled urban parks in Europe. The site includes a zoo, cricket and polo grounds, and several 18th century mansions, including one serving as the official residence of the country's president. To see the best of this big park quickly, rent a bike and ride all or part of a 14 km (8 mi) long network of traffic-free lanes. You can also hop on the tourist train that stops at the park's Victorian garden, noted for its ornamental lake, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Plan to visit Phoenix Park during your Dublin vacation using our convenient Dublin travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Excellent ambience where one can spend hours. It is really large and a very peaceful. The Zoo is also next door.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We had a wonderful stop on our bus trip at the Victorian Gardens and the kids really enjoyed the park nearby. The cafe is amazing & the menu was quite extensive!  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I was in town for 2 runs and both went through this gorgeous park, so I had to go explore it a bit in my spare time. It is actually the largest park in all of Europe and it shows! Take some time and e...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    This huge park is not really a park to me because you have some roads (include one really width) who are crossing it. But anyway this place is nice with some beautiful constructions and natural places. You can see polo and cricket games. You can rent a bike in the main entrance and then visit all the park and have a chance to see the large number of deer. If you bring some carrots or dry bread, they will LOVE you ;)
  • June 17, 2017
    One of my favourite parts of Dublin. I always find time to come here for a walk when I take the train up. Very relaxing. Worth a visit. Don't leave till you find the deer though.
  • June 6, 2017
    What a truly amazing place. Hopped on a bike and rode around. I thought we had done quite a bit of riding and once I saw the map, we didn't even put a dent in this park. The size and magnitude are quite astounding. Had some deer walk right in front of us on a bike path and weren't even scared. What an experience here!
  • April 28, 2017
    Beautiful place. Perfect for going for a run or cycle. Very well kept and clean. Went specifically for Dublin Zoo, and was highly impressed with the facilities and state of the place. Only downside was the parking, just so happened to be a bank holiday and there were cars parked everywhere. Would definitely go back there again. Fantastic for Pokémon Go players also!
  • May 16, 2017
    You have to love the Phoenix Park. Its accessible has a Zoo playing grounds woodlands visitor centre the President lives there and its a joy at all times of the year. Park towards the far end and walk around the American Ambassadors Residence. Lovely particularly nice in Spring and Autumn.

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