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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. 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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  • Sadly, we had only enough time to drive through the park. What we did see was most impressive, and we hope to return someday to spend a proper amount of time here.  more »
  • 1750 Acres of wonder. We walked for hours and saw meadows, a fort or magazine as one local called it. We saw trees over a hundred years old. WE met many locals who were happy to talk and relate the hi...  more »
  • Went twice, great to walk around, really nice tea rooms across from the Zoo entrance. Historic statues.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • An enormous park for any city. The zoo is great for kids. You could spend a full day at the park and still not see everything. The cafe at the visitor center has surprisingly good food.