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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. Put Trinity College Dublin and other Dublin attractions into our Dublin travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful celebration from an educational establishment with ancient history that is relevant in Ireland in 2016. 
  • It's not a must see but a nice place with many old buildings. You can stop here on your way to visit the Book of Kells exhibition. 
  • Interesting visit. Classic old campus, Classic architecture. Bright, diverse students. Student activities abound. The Book of Kells is definitely worth visiting. 
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  • For 11 Euro, didn't seem worth it. Exhibition lasted less than 15 minutes, very packed inside so hard to read all the signs. There are 3 main areas; the museum type room with more information and history about the pages, which leads to the Book of Kells itself, and the final is the Long Room which is a beautifully laid out room with lots of old books, busts, and just overall well done. It really isn't worth 11 Euro though for the amount of time you're in there.
  • If you go you better love looking at old books and learning about their history. If you don't you'll be sadly disappointed. The Book Kells is their big claim to fame and if that doesn't interest you maybe you'll like the Long Room, which is their old library with statues of old scholars like Aristotle and Socrates. Great Historical sight but not for everyone. Also you can't lay down on their grass...
  • Excellent to see and experience what I had read about so many years. The campus history and former students achieved much. The library is amazing. The book of Kells is a must see. Truly a work of art.
  • A must visit for anyone in Dublin. Lovely green grounds, nice buildings, a zoological museum/ exhibition and of course: the Book of Kells! (I particularly loved the library; it really takes you back in time!) Passing through Trinity College, instead of the polluted streets, is also a bonus but do expect it to be usually busy :) PS: the Physics Building also houses the monthly Astronomy Ireland lectures by various scientists.
  • Such an interesting place. Just walking around there is so much to see and do. Anyone visiting or just has some free time I would definitely recommend that you just have a look around here.