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Phoenix Park

Category: Families, Kids, Outdoors, Rainy Day, Culture, Nature/Wildlife, Sport, Sightseeing, Free

Type: Castles, Historic Homes & Sites, Forest & Woodland, Equestrian, Museums & Galleries, Parks & Gardens, Visitor Centres, Tours, Playgrounds/Play Centres, Zoo/Safari/Farms, General Attractions

Dublin 8
Dublin City
Tel: +353 1 821 3021

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The largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe

Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park is over 700 hectares (1,752 acres) in area and is the largest enclosed public park in any capital city in Europe. 

Originally formed as a royal hunting Park in the 1660's and opened to the public in 1747, it includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and a herd of wild Fallow deer remain to this day. 

The Park is also home to Dublin Zoo, the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Farmleigh House & Estate, Aras an Uachtarain and Victorian flower gardens.

The Phoenix Park is an extremely popular facility for Dubliners and tourists alike with many recreational activities being pursued including walking, cycling, running, polo, cricket, football hurling, etc. 

Opening Time:

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Admission Charge:

Free
Phoenix Park - Dublin 8 Ireland
Phoenix Park - Dublin 8 Ireland
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3.5km west of Dublin city centre

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