Phoenix Park

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Phoenix Park
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Beautiful urban park lined with running trails.
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Roxana I
19 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The park has a wide open area where deers roam freely. You can feed them with grass and leaves. It's a fairytale experience. Overall, the park is very big, it also has wide simple areas for jogging and walking, areas with trees, a tea house, benches, areas where people walk their dogs and also a zoo (which I can't review as I haven't visited). The park is very simple, unpretentious and extremely wide. Definitely worth a visit if you love animals, especially if they are free and not in a zoo.
Written 7 June 2022
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Aitor U
13 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Probably one of the most wonderful parks in Dublin. Located in the north area of Dublin it's a really nice place where to go specially with family, kids and couples. If your lucky you may spot friendly deers behind the obelisk. There is a lot of space to running, make a picnic and relax.
Written 4 June 2022
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Lorraine W
4 contributions
Jun 2022
Attended Blooms today,and absolutely disappointed with the experience.The traffic getting into the park was absolutely ridiculous,sitting In traffic for over 45 minutes and hardly any movement at all.When you finally get in to car park,the stewards park every car a good distance from entrance,despite loads of space nearer entrance.When we finally got in,rip off Ireland kicks in.The food vans are overpriced,nearly 20 euro for fish and chips and can of Fanta.The flower stalls are overpriced also.left feeling very deflated and sad,at a show that is usually so good,was a shambles..😩😩😩😩
Written 2 June 2022
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Sindy
London, UK17 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Originally a private park, it might as well still be if you don't drive there. To walk to any peripheral entry point and back from Dublin city centre, you've clocked 10000 steps without entering the park. You might as well be walking in the wilds of the Wicklow mountains from there on in with the lack of facilities. You need to bring snacks, drinks and toilet roll! 2 cafés (with toilet facilities) are at least another 5km from the entry points to the park and close at 5.
With so much nature around to see, the park benches have been thoughtfully placed along the road running through the park so you can sit and watch the cars go by. The benches are on an axis such that you would have to lie down on the bench to fully see a sunrise or sunset. It should be filled with people enjoying the nature. Instead, there are clusters of people on the grass at the entry points, too exhausted, hungry and needing a pee to venture further in. The only folks you'll see at the cafés will have driven there. There is no public transport to the excellent visitor centre, Farmleigh, great Cafés or for those tiny legs going to the Zoo. The park was originally established as a pleasure park for an aristocratic elite. By making it inaccessible to those without cars (let alone the less able-bodied) doesn't go any way towards making it a park for all people.
Written 15 May 2022
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sephirothseviltwin
Aylesbury, UK103 contributions
Apr 2022
We did not know what to expect other than it is a large park. Large is an understatement, it is bigger than the centre of Dublin, and it is beautiful! There are three herds of deer, that are tame too! There is a lovely lake, many flowerbeds, and plenty of pathways to walk. For anyone who has difficulty with walking there is not a lot of seating though. There is a wonderful hidden gem of a pub, called The Hole in the Wall too! Lots of wildlife to see on the way, along with the Presidents Palace and American Ambassador (both viewable from outside gates)
We really enjoyed it here!
Written 26 April 2022
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CeEmDee
North Wales, UK162 contributions
Mar 2022
This would be better described as Phoenix Parkland because that is what it is. We knew it was big but expected a larger 'municipal' park area within it with flower beds etc. Too few places to sit. Just two toilets in toilet block by the cafe so be prepared for a long hike back if you need to go. Not much to see or do. This is an ideal place for a family outing with a picnic and ball games, for example. We walked along the riverside to the parkland from the city centre, took about an hour.
Written 13 April 2022
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Scenic511741
52 contributions
Apr 2022
Disappointing. We got a taxi to drop us near the president's house. Took a photo and then just walked on the uneven grass. No flowers, no lakes, hardly any benches for sitting. Saw the Cenotaph and then left. There's a zoo in the park but we did not visit on this occasion. It's a huge park area, with a road that runs through the middle. We didn't see the deer because we would have got too tired waling around for two hours.
It's not really for tourists. Great for residents to walk their dog or go for a long run/walk.
Written 12 April 2022
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Siobhan m nolan
Carlow, Ireland21 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
What an amazing park to have in Dublin
Fantastic for a short stroll or a good walk
Perfect for all ages
Some beautiful deer herds to watch
Great for walkers, bikers and drives
Written 14 March 2022
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Shannon M
47 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Beautiful park! Was lovely to go and try to spot the deer as well as see the Wellington monument and explore the park. A really big perk for tourists is that it’s free to go to and a beautifully sight to see.
Written 24 January 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,111 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Sorry but we found that the park is horrible. It is advertised as Europe's largest city park. Well, this is easy because it is just grass, grass, grass. No trees, no benches, no ponds, no flowers. So disappointing. Maybe for people who live there it is nice for running but for tourists it is a no go. We went and found the deers and took pictures with them and that's it. We had to walk 40 minutes. Bad public transport. Do not go there!
Written 19 January 2022
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