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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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  • I am disgusted that the deers I had the pleasure of feeding a couple of months ago are being culled. I have contacted Phoenix Park about this and have had no answer. I will not be visiting this park a...  more »
  • Within the park there are sissies who live there and are free. You can feed them. However you need to be very responsible and do not invade the space of the animal. Recommend taking carrots or apples. Don't take anything because industrialised. Don't go behind the animal. Find it, realize a distance in which he noted. Show that is with food and wait. Don't go in large group because it might scare them. They are near the papal cross.
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  • Taken there on city bus tour, otherwise would not have visited . But impressed and delighted to have been. Monument to Duke of Wellington quite interesting and long avenue reminded me of other great o...  more »