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Phoenix Park, Dublin
(4.7/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Phoenix Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dublin tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It's rare to have such a big park located in a capital, but Phoenix park is rare in itself. rolling green fields along with local wildlife make this a nice place to visit on a sunny day. maybe even po...  more »
  • They say the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, which I assume the "other side" is Phoenix Park; Would gladly come back to picnic during more appropriate weather. Very calm + relaxing at...  more »
  • This Park is located in the middle of dublin is super nice. The Park is well maintained, everything is green, the moving portals, we almost do not hear noise from cars... a more pleasant parks with a ray of sunshine on a bench. Only negative point, the pigeons and seagulls galore.
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