Phoenix Park
Phoenix Park
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Beautiful urban park lined with running trails.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland14,146 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bloom in the Phoenix Park
    Visited Bloom in the Phoenix Park for the first time this year. It is a fabulous event featuring things to suit every taste. The Gardens, plants and scrubs are naturally the highlights but everything gardening is covered and vendors selling every conceivable items are there and many have special offers so good for a bargain. Plenty of entertainment and lots of food and drinks available and this year the weather was fantastic. A great day out.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • ryanfamily32016
    Woburn, Massachusetts42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good location & Staff - some street noise
    The staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel was in a convenient location, close to the Heuston train station and public transportation. The hotel itself is quaint - which was what we wanted to experience. That said, we were there on an unusually WARM week - there was no A/C. The windows opened minimally - and we were on a busy intersection with much street noise from traffic, crosswalk audio alerts, and pedestrians.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 12 June 2023
  • MrsWYN-R
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom3,322 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Escape
    We were part of a coach tour of Dublin and our guide brought us to the Phoenix Park. After the bussle of the city, it is quite lovely to escape and see vast open space, complete with wild deer roaming around the area. Very popular with the locals, people out running, dog walkers enjoying the weather. Saw the Papal Cross on the hill overlooking open fields - quite stunning. Erected for the visit of Pope John Paul II back in 1979. Park is free to enter and worth a visit on a sunny day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • cbryant13
    Canal Winchester, Ohio119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful, huge park
    This was a pretty short stop for our tour group, but it was well worth it. The park is extremely expansive and there are a lot of things you could see. The highlight for me was the Victorian Kitchen Garden. So many beautiful plants! I was amazed that the variety of plants, the sheer beauty of the flowers, and the large amount of fruits and vegetables grown there. If you're an American, make sure you pass by the U.S. Ambassador's residence.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • kimmblin
    136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend a day outside!
    It is about a 20 minute bus ride to the park. When we first arrived, it started to rain a little bit but not too bad. Where we were at there was enough shelter under a large oak tree. We had to find our sense of direction and in the distance we could see that we had passed the Wellington Monument. We found that it was a partly cloudy day, it will quickly blow over. Always have a rain coat/jacket or umbrella with you. The Phoenix Park as a whole is huge, twice the size of Central Park, NYC! It had at least 2 working cricket fields, polo practice fields, a couple large ponds, and the city zoo!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • motorcar1
    Dublin, Ireland14,146 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Gem for locals and tourists alike
    I regularly visit the park. Lots to go and see here. You can visit: Zoo, Farmleigh, Visitor Centre, Papal Cross, Peoples Gardens You can view: Aras an Uachtaráin American Ambassadors Residence Deer here
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Tony McMahon
    London, United Kingdom380 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for a long walk and unwind - recommend!
    This is the largest park in Europe - very similar to Richmond Park, London in scale. If you have mobility issues, there isn't a problem because there are pavements and tarmac walkways plus car parks throughout the park, especially near landmarks like the Papal Cross and Zoo. But obviously the city council can't tarmac the entire park. The Papal Cross was not my favourite landmark - just preferred the scenery. And see if you can spot a small white gravel cross on the grass near the President of Ireland's residence which marks the spot where a double murder happened 140 years ago.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 January 2024
  • Cristiano
    Navan, Ireland37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge park in the urban heart of Dublin
    Phoenix Park is a place not to be missed. It is an immense park in the heart of Dublin. It's said to be the largest park in a metropolitan area in all Europe. It hosts long roadsfor you to run, walk, ride a bike or drive (it's big enough even for a few minutes drive). You could sit down in the varied landscapes, you have sports pitches, huge lawns and trees. An absolute heart warming surprise is the deers living in the middle of the park. Avoid feeding and invading their life too much. They are lovely and are an example coexistence in the country's biggest city. Definitely recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2024
  • Julie F
    New Smyrna Beach, Florida403 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to visit
    Lovely park in Dublin. A great place to walk or run not in the city streets. They do an excellent job of upkeep here. Neat things to discover here as you go around. Very safe also. Loved the feel and peaceful space here.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom929 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The green heart of Dublin
    Really can't wait to get back to Phoenix Park whenever we visit Dublin, it's a gorgeous place for a stroll. A monument, A Papal cross, a zoo, a museum, what more could you want? Aside from the tranquility and gorgeous scenery. All of this and right in the heart of Dublin's fair city. Stunning place and you really are missing a gem if you don't go and wander through.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 March 2024
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helensims61
Wark, UK628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
On a coach tour to Dublin, I went on a hop on hop off bus . It took me a little way into the park. The audio giving some interesting information, there is a stop to get off. Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to explore the park but it would be well worth doing
Written 5 May 2024
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Tim Mc G
Dublin, Ireland280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Lovely park with plenty of space to walk around. It's good place to have a picnic in, which brings back memories of my Aunt's and I having picnics during summer months when I was a lot younger. Not the best place to sunbathe in and the park also has the zoo, Farmleigh house etc .. Would recommend it to anyone
Written 25 April 2024
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Samantha1905
Dublin, Ireland55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I’m lucky enough to be near enough to the park to enjoy it regularly, I hope it never gets anymore developed, it’s lovely to have this area to switch off in the city, hearing the animals in the zoo, seeing the deer in the morning or the evening, or even sitting by the wellington on a sunny day. A little piece of peace in the midst of city life.
Written 22 April 2024
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Kityayma
Sydney, Australia527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We left home planning to walk around the whole park but with so much to see we only got half way around so keep this in mind if you're planning a walk. You can hire bikes at the entrance, which in hindsight might have been a better way to go to fit everything in.
We visited the zoo which sits within the park - more than 140 years old and fabulous, and Farmleigh Estate, on the edge of the park and also fabulous and a good place to stop for lunch or afternoon tea. (There's a cafe and the gardens are beautiful.)
Phoenix Park is huge. It is home to the President's official residence (Áras an Uachtaráin) and the US Embassy sits directly opposite. There are deer here which we saw by chance late in the afternoon. The park has playing fields and lawns as well as a great variety of trees, shrubs and flowers and various bird species. All in all, a great day out.
Written 9 April 2024
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It was a chilly day to visit Phoenix Park, so I couldn’t bear to be outside longer than an hour or two…the park is enormous. You really need at least half a day (5-6 hours) to walk or bike the whole thing, and walking will make your legs tired! I was so impressed with how clean, well-maintained, and peaceful it all was. A safe haven of green meant to be cherished by Dubliners and tourists alike. There is a city bus line, Bus 99, that services the main road dissecting the park, which is very convenient.

Inside the park is a zoo, many monuments and statues, government buildings and residences, a nice cafe, and the iconic spotted deer grazing in the wooded grass near the Papal Cross. So cute and picturesque! Keep your distance from these docile creatures so as to not scare them. They’re used enough to humans, though, that they get close enough to you for pictures.

Phoenix Park is an excellent outdoor space to get away from the noise and action of downtown Dublin. Come!
Written 20 March 2024
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Braindamagedbaron
Newark-on-Trent, UK929 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Really can't wait to get back to Phoenix Park whenever we visit Dublin, it's a gorgeous place for a stroll. A monument, A Papal cross, a zoo, a museum, what more could you want? Aside from the tranquility and gorgeous scenery. All of this and right in the heart of Dublin's fair city. Stunning place and you really are missing a gem if you don't go and wander through.
Written 20 March 2024
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Julie F
New Smyrna Beach, FL403 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Lovely park in Dublin. A great place to walk or run not in the city streets. They do an excellent job of upkeep here. Neat things to discover here as you go around. Very safe also. Loved the feel and peaceful space here.
Written 18 March 2024
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Cristiano
Navan, Ireland37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Phoenix Park is a place not to be missed. It is an immense park in the heart of Dublin. It's said to be the largest park in a metropolitan area in all Europe.

It hosts long roadsfor you to run, walk, ride a bike or drive (it's big enough even for a few minutes drive). You could sit down in the varied landscapes, you have sports pitches, huge lawns and trees.

An absolute heart warming surprise is the deers living in the middle of the park. Avoid feeding and invading their life too much. They are lovely and are an example coexistence in the country's biggest city.

Definitely recommended.
Written 10 March 2024
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Tony McMahon
London, UK380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is the largest park in Europe - very similar to Richmond Park, London in scale. If you have mobility issues, there isn't a problem because there are pavements and tarmac walkways plus car parks throughout the park, especially near landmarks like the Papal Cross and Zoo. But obviously the city council can't tarmac the entire park. The Papal Cross was not my favourite landmark - just preferred the scenery. And see if you can spot a small white gravel cross on the grass near the President of Ireland's residence which marks the spot where a double murder happened 140 years ago.
Written 1 January 2024
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motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland14,146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I regularly visit the park. Lots to go and see here. You can visit:
Zoo, Farmleigh, Visitor Centre, Papal Cross, Peoples Gardens
You can view:
Aras an Uachtaráin
American Ambassadors Residence
Deer here
Written 2 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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