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Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park

39 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Park
Ranked #10 in Dublin things to do
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Parkgate St, Ireland
(01) 820 5800
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The Irish government is lobbying UNESCO to have the 1,750-acre Phoenix Park listed as a world heritage park. It is one of Europes largest walled city parks, and herds of wild fallow deer can ... Read more
frequently be seen grazing in its broad grasslands. The area was first walled in the 1600s, when the Viceroy of Dublin established it as a Royal Hunting Park. The park is not only a place of great natural beauty, but contains several historic buildings as well, including the medieval Ashtown Castle, the US Ambassadors residence the Deerfield Residence, and the Magazine Fort. It is also the site of the Dublin Zoo and Aras an Uachtaráin, the house of the president.

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Roscrea

Phoenix Park is a large urban park lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1,750 acres); it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city. It includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and since the 17th century has been home to a herd of wild fallow deer.

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San Diego

What a fantastic park! It is so large with the president's residence, the zoo, playing fields, and even deer roaming through it.

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Local from Dublin

Phoenix Park is home to herds of wild deer. The herds roam freely of their own will. Although not recommended they can be approached and fed by hand.

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Enniskerry

Well worth a stroll largest City park in Europe and it where our President lives and where Dublin Zoo is - great it you want to have a walk and see some fun Dublin drinks haunts - I recommend a drink of Guinness in the Park gate Bar close to the south side entrance.

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Barcelona

Massive park for doing almost everything! Polo,running, horse riding, zoo, barbaque... There is a family of deers easy to see.

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Roscrea

The largest enclosed city park in Europe, the Phoenix Park boasts numerous open spaces with established, broadleaf trees, a large flock of fallow deer, Dublin Zoo, Áras an Úachtarán (The Irish President's residence), The US Ambassador's Residence, Farmleigh House and numerous walks and playgrounds.

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London

Massive park with a couple castles, the papal cross, the Deerfield residence, the Wellington memorial and some native deer. It's on the bus tour route, but you can easily spend a day exploring. I went in December which was just too cold.

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Ilmington

At nearly 2,000 acres, this used to be the largest city park in Europe but I think it has been superceded by one or two others now in size. There is a herd of wild fallow deer roaming free in the park. The Wellington monument is the tallest obelisk in Europe and commemorates the 1st Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley (who was born in Trim, Co. Meath) It is affectionally known locally as the 'pencil'. A papal cross was erected for the celebration of mass by Pope John Paul II on his visit to Ireland in 1979. You can park your car and go for a good long walk through open grassland or through woodlands.

Apart from the wildlife, there is lots to see in the Park. Dublin Zoo is near the Parkgate entrance as is the People's Gardens. The home of the President of Ireland, Áras an Uachtaráin lies in the centre of the park. It is a great place for going walking and you can watch various sports including polo. Other places worth visiting: Ashtown Castle, The Magazine and Farmleigh.

2012 was the 350th Anniversary of its founding by the order of King Charles II.

A recreation of a Victorian Walled Garden is next to the visitor's centre in Phoenix Park. The visitor's centre has an exhibition detailing the history of the park and there is a very good cafe attached which does excellent light lunches. There is an attractive picnic area outside here and some wonderful old specimen trees as this was once part of the garden of the Ashtown demesene.

Visit website: www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorinformation/victorianwalledkitchengarden/

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Local from Dublin

Dublin's largest urban park (1,750 acres) is home to Ireland's President & Dublin Zoo. The Gardai - Irish Police also have there headquarters there.
Fallow deer have also been resident here since the 17th century and it's a fantastic amenity in Dublin, where you can run, jog, cycle, roller-blade or just kick back, and take it all in.

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New York City

I ran through Phoenix Park during the Dublin Marathon. I don't remember much of it because I was surrounded by people and a rather boisterous group of Italian runners, but I remember it being big.

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Antananarivo
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I found this park stunning -- rolling hills and a majestic approach up a lane that has real gas lanterns for a mile or so; the kind a guy with a ladder and a torch lights every night. Well worth a visit while in Dublin.

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Roscommon

The largest Park within a European city, great spot on a sunny day!

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United States

A fantastic amenity for locals and visitors alike.

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Local from Dublin

its huge!

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Santa Cruz

Maybe your choice for running while in Dublin

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