Phoenix Park

Price guide: Free

Castleknock , Dublin , 15

Price guide: Free

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By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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expert-rated things to do in Dublin
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Sporty types, Travellers with pets, Chilling out, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife, Relaxation

Expert review of Phoenix Park

One of Europe's finest urban parks and Dublin's largest, the Phoenix Park offers pure freedom.

I spend hours here walking, running, cycling and hanging out with friends - the Phoenix Park is a Dublin treasure and a great escape at any time of any day. Concerts, national events and hundreds of sporting events take place here all year round. The Zoo is on site, fantastic for families and there's a hop on hop off bus that will take you around Farmleigh House, The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre and Áras an Uachtaráin – the official residence of the President of Ireland where you can book a free tour on Saturdays with a ticket from the Visitor Centre (01 6770095). It's a beautifully landscaped 707 hectares (1752 acres) of escapism. 

Price advice: 


Expert tips: 
Book a free tour of Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturdays
Bicycle and Segway hire.
Running and walking tracks.
Zoo on site

More information on Phoenix Park :

Price guide:
Landmark / monument, National park / nature reserve, Zoo / wildlife park / aquarium
Castleknock , Dublin , 15
01 8155968
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Free tags / Keywords:
Zoo, Green space, Segway tours

Have you been to Phoenix Park ? Would you recommended it?