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Trinity College Dublin, Dublin

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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. Using our world travel planner, Dublin attractions like Trinity College Dublin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Library an book of Kells: if you have not made a reservation in advance, you have to stand outdoors and try to fill in an application on your own phone, before you may come indoors. this time it... 
    Library an book of Kells: if you have not made a reservation in advance, you have to stand outdoors and try to fill in an application on your own phone, before you may come indoors. this time it...  more »
  • It was such great experience! The tour around the grounds of Trinity College was amazing, our guide was a 3rd Yr student of Trinity, who was so witty, funny, knowledgeable and passionate - it was an.....  more
    It was such great experience! The tour around the grounds of Trinity College was amazing, our guide was a 3rd Yr student of Trinity, who was so witty, funny, knowledgeable and passionate - it was an.....  more »
  • Walking around Trinity College was enjoyable as the area is a hive of activity with lots of people visiting the Book of Kells exhibition and other going about their academic pursuits. The grounds are....  more
    Walking around Trinity College was enjoyable as the area is a hive of activity with lots of people visiting the Book of Kells exhibition and other going about their academic pursuits. The grounds are....  more »
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  • Great touristic location. Full of beautiful buildings and statues. If you want to visit the library you have to book and pay on advance or you risk not to have tickets left. Students from the Trinity offer paid tours of the area for around 15 euros. It has a small entrance next to Bank of Ireland.
  • A very nice university with stunning buildings and gardens. This is definitely a must see if you visit Dublin. The entrance is free but if you want to visit the library you need to purchase the tickets in advance as they're quickly sold out. If you only go around campus it'll take you about an hour to walk around. A cafeteria and bathrooms are available on site
  • Must visit while in Dublin. Amazing views of historic statues and buildings. The campus is HUGE and there is a nice touch of modern around every corner. Right in the center of the city with many historic sights and great restaurants and pubs nearby. Easy access to the Luas tram and several bus stops.
  • In my opinion the library is not worth visiting. The queue is so long and the price is too high. The college has a nice cafeteria where you can buy food and drink. Nice college.
  • Such a stunning historic college. The buildings and the grounds are very beautiful. It was unfortunate that some of the buildings were being worked on, but with a place this old, it's not surprising. I'd suggest booking tickets for tours well in advance, especially for the library. It was very crowded but a very enjoyable place to visit.

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