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Dublin Zoo

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Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 474 8900
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One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phoenix Park
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+353 1 474 8900
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is the 3rd oldest zoo in the world and has great breading programmes here. All the animals are well looked after and are very friendly. This is a lovely place to take children, there are plenty of play and picnic areas.

Thank Jay K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For a Zoo it is brilliant, however huge so definitely wear comfortable shoes! Loads of places for you to take your own packed lunch but also cafes within the zoo. So many animals! Would recommend trying to time it where the weather is nice to...More

Thank daniellesarah1992
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This zoo is located next to Phoenix Park, a gorgeous and huge park around Dublin. The zoo is well organized! Signs always make sure you don‘t get lost. There is also a water dispenser to refill bottles! A lot of playground activities for kids!

Thank isabell_220
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is such a rip off. It’s a fake zoo. The animals are in cages. I was shocked to see all of the property that they have and yet the animals are in cages.

Thank Lolly068
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Reviewed 3 days ago

i found this to be nothing other than a very expensive walk in a park as there were little to no animals on view all places where animals should have been were either not there or in a shed somewhere out of view. in my...More

Thank Mark J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Why in 2018 are we still able to smoke in the zoo. This place is an attraction for children yet adults can freely smoke where ever they want. We were one of the first to introduce the smoking ban yet allow it in an area...More

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dublin zoo was a nice place with plenty of space, we were very lucky to go on a quiet day of the month and had plenty of time to view the animals. Enjoyed the experience on our day out.

Thank the_luggster
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a very cold/wet April day and still had a great time. All animals were visible. They have a wonderful collection of animals and we had a great time. Take a scenic walk through the park on your way there or home as...More

Thank sd0ucette
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A wide selection of both animals and plants. From the large savannah enclosure to the smaller red panda. Also a great landscaped garden feel to the site.

Thank matthewb1972
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice for a family day out !!! Highly Recommend Love the Elephant areas and the way they keep them....

Thank Nick O
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Sam S
27 March 2018|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
Ashtown House is a nice spot not too far from zoo and free parking but for a special occasion try the Carlton Hotel on the sword road or Gourmet Kitchen in Santry again free parking and a short distance from the zoo
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Stebailz
5 February 2018|
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Response from GabyParker | Reviewed this property |
We got a taxi from our hotel it was 20 euros there then a bus back which was 7 Euro’s for two adults and 1 child. Under 5’s free. They don’t except notes on the bus so have lots of change. Either was good but we stayed near... More
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Tracey R
18 January 2018|
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Response from Archaeo_Tom | Reviewed this property |
Take the green bus marked 747 to Hueston station, when you arrive, cross the white bridge with the tram lines and turn left, then it’s a 15 min walk straight and through part of the Phoenix Park (you’ll see the gates). Zoo... More
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