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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  • Was really disappointed that it was closed. Didn’t realise that st Patrick is a holiday weekend so when it falls on Saturday then Monday is a bank holiday. The weather was the worst ever the beast fro...  more »
  • Somewhere in a few centuries of history, where you can see students, and admire the architecture of the Victorian era
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  • Always full of tourists, magic lovers, movie fanatics, school kids, and it is worth a stop and take some pictures of building itself. One special place in Dublin for sure. Just show urself there.. Or ...  more »
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  • A tour in a university campus? Why not? This Trinity college in Dublin is worth a visit. For the, the complex is not like a campus. It's like a palace complex with magnificent building, greeneries and statues. You can join a tour managed by students. It's including their popular library.
  • You should take a tour. It is only 4 Euros extra and gives a lot of extra information. The guides are students and know the inside scoops. But also a scroll over the campus is worthwhile. I loved the trees on the second square. The library is worthwhile. Especially the long hall, which you should see to really appreciate it. The book of kells is also nice, but not the highlight the guide books rave about. I assume the campus will be even nice when it does not rain. But, hey, we did come to Ireland.
  • Beautiful campus! The library is especially amazing and picturesque. Be prepared for long lines to enter. Arriving before they open is highly recommended - especially on the weekends. A must see on a trip to Dublin!
  • The campus is really pretty but I my friend had a weird experience here. They were visiting the book of Kells with some friends who are students here and they started impersonating American tourists as a joke. Some guy roared "More Internationals!" and pointed at them. Before they knew it they were surrounded by guys in suits carrying large burlap sacks with € symbols on them. They held them upside down by their ankles and shook them until all their valuables fell out. Before leaving, the ringleader of the group shouted "You still owe us €200 for graduation". That must have been frightening. Giving 2/5 because the statues were pretty cool.
  • Taking the tour is highly recommend. The library is great to visit. It is very historical. The campus is really pretty
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