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Trinity College Dublin, Dublin

Categories: Universities & Schools, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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To soak up the academic atmosphere of a historical university, take a student-guided tour of Trinity College Dublin. Established by Queen Elizabeth I over four centuries ago, this college is one of the country's major architectural landmarks, its campus boasting numerous well-maintained Georgian and Victorian buildings. The college library holds 250,000 rare volumes, most notably the "Book of Kells," a lavishly decorated sacred text created around the year 800. End your day with a visit to the science gallery, featuring engaging exhibits about the relationship between art and science. Check online for available tour dates and times, and remember to pick up your library tickets at the university's front gate. Put Trinity College Dublin and other Dublin attractions into our Dublin travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I specifically got to Trinity College to view the Book of Kells in the library. The document is awesome to view. Look it up on the internet before you really helps to understand the signifi...  read more »
  • It really looks very nice, kinda like in harry Potter. The buildings are very beautiful and worth seeing it. 
  • Existing & past students will take you for a tour if you wait at the meeting place near the entrance. Great to hear about the college from someone who has studied there. A worthwhile wander around on ...  read more »
  • I love history and really enjoyed visiting Trinity, especially to see the Book of Kells and exhibit dedicated to it. It was a bit crowded, but hey, that's what we want tourists and locals to do, visit the museums and exhibits, right? Even my 10 year old enjoyed it.
  • You can walk around the common areas for free. We opted for the tour/Book of Kells package. The tour itself is only about 30 minutes and encompasses the courtyard. Our guide (a student at the college was very good). I was disappointed as we didn't see more of the campus. Those from the Bay Area will appreciate the Berkeley Library and globe. I found the Book of Kells very disappointing and overpriced. The attraction does gait visitors entering. That said, shortly after we entered a large tour group came in and prevented us from enjoying the pre-exhibit. The book itself only shows a couple of pages.There were not any docents present to explain or give more color.
  • While the prices might be a bit high for such a short experience, it's probably something you wouldn't want to miss. The guides are nice and jovial (but note it is customary to tip them at the end). There are some nice stories there but the most interesting part is the Book of Kells and the old library which are amazing.
  • Buy tickets online for the Trinity library ahead of time, save yourself from having to stand in line. You will thank your self for doing so. It is a great visit, very impressive
  • Iconic piece of dublin's history and is full of little treasures. From the book of Kells to the science gallery.
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