Wilderness in the middle of a big city, Phoenix Park features tree-lined avenues and vast grasslands and is home to a herd of wild deer. Encompassing over 700 hectares (1,700 acres), the park serves as one of the largest walled urban parks in Europe. The site includes a zoo, cricket and polo grounds, and several 18th century mansions, including one serving as the official residence of the country's president. To see the best of this big park quickly, rent a bike and ride all or part of a 14 km (8 mi) long network of traffic-free lanes. You can also hop on the tourist train that stops at the park's Victorian garden, noted for its ornamental lake, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Plan to visit Phoenix Park during your Dublin vacation using our convenient Dublin travel itinerary planner.
Tours To Phoenix Park
Full-day Private Dublin City Highlights Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $581
Duration: 8 hours
Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
Phoenix Park Reviews
Decided to walk to Phoenix Park after visiting Kilmainham Gaol. It’s about a 20 min walk from the Gaol, but a few miles out of the city. Definitely worth the trip though as the wild deer are... more »
In May 2020 7km of vehicle parking was removed from the Phoenix Park along the main avenue in the park. As a result access to the park for people with disabilities or mobility issues has been... more »
Amazing park. A brilliant amenity to have on your doorstep. Loads of different places to go and things to do depending on mood, time of year etc. Lovely to be able to see the deer so often but it would be great if people would stop feeding them constantly!
The park is huge and it is right in the middle of the city. It is a great spot for running and I went running there several times. Also nice for biking and all kinds of outdoor activities. It is also perfect to enjoy a sunny day and relax or to hangout with friends. And there is a zoo inside the park, which is paid, but is good.
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