Trinity College Dublin

Price guide: Budget

College Green , Dublin , Dublin 2

Price guide: Budget

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Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Education, History, Sightseeing

Best for Chilling out - Expert review of Trinity College Dublin

Trinity is one of the world's celebrated universities and a fascinating site to explore.

Ireland's most famous university, in the top 100 colleges of the world, you can't visit Dublin without touring the cobbled stones of Trinity College where the great Irish poet and writer Oscar Wilde was born, and amongst other Irish literary greats, was a student. The Old Library and Book of Kells (a world famous 9th century gospel manuscript) Exhibition are national treasures while the breathtaking Long Room houses 200,000 of the library's oldest books. If weather permits you can lounge in the green areas around Trinity College, or grab a coffee in the college bar The Pavillion (affectionately referred to by locals as 'The Pav') which is a lively spot to visit in summer months. There are lots of nooks and crannies to explore and space to stroll, and when you feel up to Dublin chaos, you'll find it just beyond the college walls. 

Price advice: 

A tour gives an excellent overview of the history of Trinity College and costs 10euros, which includes admission to the Old Library and the Book of Kells exhibition, from Mid-May to end of September departing every half hour from 10.15am until 3.30pm, except Sundays.

Book online for discounted rates of  17euros for a family (2 adults, 4 kids), 8.50euros for an adult, 7.50euros for a student or senior and kids under 12 years go free, at http://heritageisland.visrez.com/ticket_booking/search_tickets?booking[event_selected]=4  

Ask about group rates and family tickets for the best value. School groups tour for free from Oct-April.

Expert tips: 
Family friendly attraction - kids free.
Guided tours available.
The Pav - college bar - is great for a drink/coffee.

More information on Trinity College Dublin :

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Architectural site, Historic site, Landmark / monument
Address:
College Green , Dublin , Dublin 2
Telephone:
01 896 1000
Website:
http://www.tcd.ie
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun (May-Sep) 9.30am-4.30pm, Sun(Oct-Apr) 12pm-4.30pm, check website for public holiday arrangements.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both
Free tags / Keywords:
Book of Kells, Oscar Wilde, Historic university

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