Phoenix Park, Dublin

4.7
#3 of 52 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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  • Nice little more than one day, and the whole day we had people of Europamundo excursion made us the city tour on the day we had free, so the Park we visited it only in the city tour. We thought it was very good, huge, say it is more larger than Central Park in New York and is considered the Park more Europe's biggest. The visit in the city tour was at the top but gave to get an idea above what is the Park.
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  • Superb ride to walk, jog, bike, your choice to discover lovely places full of stories, hordes of Fawn, a zoo. Relaxing place, relatively flat but that is when same 700 hectares where you can pic fuck if time allow. Free entrance--> good walk to you,
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  • Phoenix park is a huge park where you can find peace and quiet but where you can also jog etc There is a big zoo and lovely cafes in the park The Irish president s official residency is there A nice p...  more »
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  • Excellent day out with the kids such a beautiful park and so many nice spots. Only thing is not enough bins especially this time of year with everyone having picnics and so many visitors but that's only a minor thing. All in all really beautiful well kept park ideal for a day out or picnic with the family. Recently moved to a nearby area so we're blessed to have this park on our doorstep now 😊🌳🌳🌷🌼
  • Big fan of cities that have open parks and Dublin has them aplenty. Phoenix Park is beautifully kept and so vast, meaning you’ll never struggle for space. Used for open events, concerts etc. You’ll might just understand how big this place is. The taxi driver pointed us towards the zoo that’s in the park which sadly we didn’t have time for. Some great statues, memorials and grassy areas to enjoy. Well done Dublin for investing in keeping a great space for locals and tourists alike.
  • One of the best parks I've had a pleasure of visiting in my life so far. Big area, deer just running around (along you driving on the bike path, which is an awesome experience). Inside you can find golf courses, polo grounds, rugby fields, hills, ponds of water, zoo, military and police station, bike rentals, food vendors and everything you like, while at the same time not having a problem with enjoying the nature :)
  • Best park in Europe. Great walks or hire a bike at the Cunningham road entrance gate . Lots to see like , herds of deer roaming around. Beautiful views. Farmleigh house with cafe in the grounds that has a great selection of foods. The zoo. The Popes cross .The walled garden with playground and visitor centre. Or get the hop on hop off bus in city centre for an open top view!
  • Beautiful park in the capital city of Dublin. Great for walks, cycling, picnics. Deer roam freely. The Zoo is also there and great to visit. The President of Ireland's residence is in the Park too. Lots to see.
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