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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  • Excellent ambience where one can spend hours. It is really large and a very peaceful. The Zoo is also next door.  more »
  • We had a wonderful stop on our bus trip at the Victorian Gardens and the kids really enjoyed the park nearby. The cafe is amazing & the menu was quite extensive!  more »
  • I was in town for 2 runs and both went through this gorgeous park, so I had to go explore it a bit in my spare time. It is actually the largest park in all of Europe and it shows! Take some time and e...  more »
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  • If you are just coming to visit Dublin and you like nature this Park should be at the top of your list. Historic, beautiful scenery and relaxing atmosphere right in the heart of the city. If you are local and can't afford the time or money for getaways in the country, come along with some snacks and friends and enjoy the day out! If you're into outdoor exercise this is definitely an amazing place for running and cycling.
  • Fantastic huge park close to the city centre. Great for running,walking and cycling. Farmleigh house worth a look. Couple of coffee shops. Good place to fly a kite or go for a picnic
  • Excellent place for recreational activities & keeping you fit.. A very large area with loads of trees, lush greenery, ponds, Cricket Golf, polo stadium as well... Dont miss People's garden. You would also find Dublin Zoo inside. Ample parking available. BTW, be ready to walk, a lot of walk :-)
  • The most awesome thing about this park at is that it is close to the city center but you feel like your in the middle of nature. It's very big so you can discover a lot there. I would recommend to rent a bicycle at the entrance of the park, due to it's size you would have to spend almost a day if you want to see everything.
  • My favourite place to take photos in Dublin. It's an enormous park with lots to offer. There's walkers, runners, drone enthusiasts, families picnicing and even musicians on occasion taking advantage of the landscape just outside the city.

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Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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