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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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  • Wonderful place to forget about the city buzz, sit and relax! Go walking until the very end of the park and you will find the deers. I usually find them in the left side of the park (side of the pope'...  more »
  • The park is lovely to walk around and there is a monument in the middle and the zoo at the end. Nice place to sit on a sunny day. Was too cold in March to sit but huge  more »
  • Already told him before: the Park is enormous. And so, so much that there is even a rental bike at the entrance. We caught a few and toured us around the entire Park. If you want to do it with peace of mind, for to eat and feed the animals, with 4 hours is more than enough.
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