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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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  • Known as The Park to one and all this is an incredible amenity.Home to the zoological gardens ,Dublin Zoo and the residence of the President of Ireland plus much more. Ramble through forest trails ,wa...  more »
  • Lovely place to walk/cycle/drive round it so big. Nice cafe's too. There are 100's of deers just roaming around, you can get quite close to them  more »
  • What a beautiful green belt area left in Dublin, steeped with so much history. The presidents house is along the strip. We were lucky enough to see the deers relaxing in amongst the trees. There is a ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lovely park. Nice for a picnic. We always park around the Zoo area and go for a walk towards the playground with kids and feed the ducks on the way. Kids love it. Nice little coffee shop next to the zoo. On the down side- the only toilets in the park are in the cafe! Ridiculous for the size of this park!
  • If you follow Google maps by searching for Phoenix Park, it will direct you to an entrance near the visitor center, a significant bus ride away from downtown Dublin. Better to enter near the Liffey, where most people are, where you'll find the obelisk, tea houses and zoo. Best to see rest of the park on a bike. it's a long and dull walk from. the visitor center to the obelisk
  • You just got to love the phoenix park on a sunny day. Perfect to take a nice walk or just to find a spot on the grass and chill, just don't forget ti take a coffee with you from one of the 2 small cafes they have around before going on a stroll :)
  • The Pheonix Park is Europe's largest enclosed park. It's more space then you really need. It holds Dublin Zoo, the Irish presidents residence, Victorian gardens, bike hire, tea rooms, cafes, forests and even herds of fallow deer. You can walk, run, cycle, relax and explore all just ten minutes from the city centre. If you want to unwind out of the city. This is the place.