Trinity College Dublin, Dublin

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#2 of 431 in Historic Sites in Ireland
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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  • August 17, 2017
    We did a long tail even for PRMS no possibility to sit. The book of Kells incomplete visit not visible price of identical entry with no information on the part of the hostesses.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very full of other tourists,even on a wet day, these charming historic buildings are well worth wandering through for ten minutes - if you can fight your way through the crowds.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I would without hesitation, the best of Dublin. It is pure history... and if you can make the guided tour of one of the students... better still.
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  • May 22, 2017
    Definitely worth a visit. The campus has nice looking buildings. We really wanted to visit Book of Kells, but the lines were long and we didn't buy tickets ahead of time.
  • June 6, 2017
    First stop on our visit to Dublin and we loved it. Great place for pictures, history, and atmosphere. Definitely a must see.
  • July 3, 2017
    Trinity College is with amazing lawn and historical building. Most people come to see the book of Kelly. I was thinking that I just want to see the library where they store the book of Kell cuz I though you only pay for seeing the book. However, they say you have to pay entree fee for the library too cuz those two things with same entry which is really sad.
  • June 22, 2017
    Good place to start our life.May be my son is keenly interested in joining in this college.May be he may join in his future
  • July 2, 2017
    Grat place. Nice building. Nice surrounding

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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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