Phoenix Park, Dublin

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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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  • Originally a private park, it might as well still be if you don't drive there. To walk to any peripheral entry point and back from Dublin city centre, you've clocked 10000 steps without entering the.....  more
    Originally a private park, it might as well still be if you don't drive there. To walk to any peripheral entry point and back from Dublin city centre, you've clocked 10000 steps without entering the.....  more »
  • We did not know what to expect other than it is a large park. Large is an understatement, it is bigger than the centre of Dublin, and it is beautiful! There are three herds of deer, that are tame... 
    We did not know what to expect other than it is a large park. Large is an understatement, it is bigger than the centre of Dublin, and it is beautiful! There are three herds of deer, that are tame...  more »
  • This would be better described as Phoenix Parkland because that is what it is. We knew it was big but expected a larger 'municipal' park area within it with flower beds etc. Too few places to sit... 
    This would be better described as Phoenix Parkland because that is what it is. We knew it was big but expected a larger 'municipal' park area within it with flower beds etc. Too few places to sit...  more »
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  • Very popular place to go. Public toilets available. Doggy heaven. Kids enjoyed running around. Recommend for a good day out. Picnic area provided. Bring your own water😊
  • Great Park, lots of things to do and see there. Tons of amenities like playgrounds, coffee shops, football pitches, cycling and the Zoo. There is some great walking and running routes around the park. Really nice place to go for a walk with your friends or family!
  • Beautiful spot for a walk, run or cycle. Beautiful little cafe opposite the zoo for a nice cup of tea/ coffee. Could spend a day here. Gorgeous to watch the deer and their young roam freely. Highly recommend for a day out
  • The Phoenix Park is one of the best parks in the world , if you want to walk or cycle there's plenty to see. Dublin Zoo which is located in the park is very highly rated and would be enjoyed by both Adults and children. Well worth a visit.
  • The Phoenix Park is a fab place to go for a walk or a cycle. Bikes can be hired there at the Entrance. You would not know you are in Dublin. The President lives there. There is a Visitors Centre there which is well worth going to see. Beautiful gardens and a lovely Coffee Shop. Lots of Gluten free produce. The Dublin Zoo is there. Its brilliant. I absolutely love it. Well worth going to but you have to book it.

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