Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park

The Phoenix Park, over twice the size of Central Park New York, is one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city. Home to the Irish President and also to some 500 wild fallow deer, it also contains 1750 acres of meadowland, woodland walks, historic features, protected wildlife, 14km of cycle paths, Café’s, picnic area’s and so much more... The Phoenix Park has recently won 2 prestigious awards - 1. A Gold Global Award for International Large Urban Park 2. Irelands Favourite Local Attraction (Voted by you at the Reader Travel Awards. With an estimated 11 million people visiting the Park each year it is a must see when visiting the Capital City.

6 Suggested places to visit while at The Park

1. Phoenix Park Bikes

Located at the main entrance to the Phoenix Park. Being that the Park is so vast, it makes sense to rent a bike in order to get around and see the sights. Prices start at just €6.

2. The Victorian Tearooms

Located beside Dublin Zoo, these world famous Tearooms have drawn customers since the 1800's. Today the Tearooms serve a wide variety of delicious freshly made dishes with an option of eating al fresco.

3. The Visitor Centre

The place to go to find all the information of the park. There is a lively entertaining exhibition on the history and wildlife of the Park. Two Audio visuals can be viewed and also free guided tours are available for Ashtown Castle & Grangegorman. Beside the Visitor Centre is a playground any child would love to experience, also spacious grounds to enjoy picnics throughout the summer months.

4. Phoenix Café

The award winning Cafe is hidden away beside the Visitor Centre. Everything in this busy kitchen is homemade. The best ingredients are sourced from the adjoining Victorian Walled Garden, Organic Farms and suppliers. Whether eating inside or al fresco it will be an enjoyable experience for all ages.

5. Farmleigh House

This estate of 78 acres was purchased from the Guinness family by the Irish Government in 1999. The house has been carefully refurbished as the premier accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation, for high level government meetings and for public enjoyment. Free Tours are available 7 days a week. Within the estate is a peaceful boathouse café.

6. Fifteen Acres

Here you are likely to find wild fallow deer roaming. You will also find features such as The Papal Cross, erected in 1979 for the visit of Pope John Paul. Also you can view the residence to the American Ambassador otherwise known as Deerpark Lodge. West of St. Mary’s Hospital on the hill of Knockmary stands a prehistoric burial chamber over 5,500 yrs old. Skeletons, pottery and other relics discovered here can now be found in the National Museum. Our Advice! Pack your picnic, get on your bike and get exploring....

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