Phoenix Park, Dublin

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#3 of 49 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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  • Worth a visit if you are in Dublin. We did ride about 2 hours and we arrived to see it all.
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  • The Park offers a lot. In addition to the Zoo and nature, you can visit Wellington monument or other interesting buildings.
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  • the place is beautiful, huge sin only in bathrooms infrastructure. Go with time and be sure to take carrot for the deer!
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  • It's a beautiful large park where you can walk around for free! In this time of year it's kind of soggy, so bring good walking shoes. I walked on my sneakers and they got a bit wet, but they dry out OK. We saw the deer as well and could stand next to them pretty close, really cool! Got some nice pictures! It's easy to reach by bus, you have to pay like €2,85 and takes about 10 minutes from Dublin Centre.
  • Lovely place for a walk, cycling ,picnics or just to spend a great time with family. Great for kids as there is a lot of space to running and playing far from traffic. Plenty thinks to do and to see as well. Easy access and plenty parking spaces fir a car ! Highly recommend for everybody
  • Best park in the world! Could do with more events to showcase the biggest national park in Europe! Would definitely benefit from a segregated off leash area! The trails for running and cycling are brilliant and we'll maintained. Please don't feed the deer and keep your dogs on a lead were applicable!
  • Great place to enjoy a walk in nature. Beautiful place especially for people who love flowers and greens. Unfortunately, there aren't many places to hide from the rain, so be aware if you venture too far on a cloudy day. There are barbecue tables for families for a good summer day and the kids love the place. The place has zoo, President house, Farmleigh Park. The deer roam freely in the park. Big lung space in the heart of the city.
  • It's the biggest park in Europe! We definitely couldn't cover the whole park in a day, but even the small part we roamed was absolutely beautiful. The open space and the cleanliness filled my breath with an awe. A definite place to visit if u visit Ireland. They even have facilities for bicycles and four wheelers to roam about the park.

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