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Trinity College

Grafton St. | College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
(+353) 01 896 1000
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Ranked #29 of 283 Attractions in Dublin
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Libraries
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to... more » Owner description: The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson. « less
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to wonder around there is a nice little caffe,a visit to the Book of Kells is a must and the library is something else

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Hugely crowded, and you only get to see a couple of the pages. Learned a lot about the history of the books. Part of our group returned to do other parts of the museum. The grounds are beautiful, and definitely worth doing!

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MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A laid back attraction to take in when you're in downtown Dublin. You can go see the Book of Kells and many other old books but don't forget to go see a gem of a building - the Museum Building.

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Markham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The tour desk is located inside the front gates of the college and depart at regular intervals throughout the day. The tour costs 12 Euros for 45 minutes and entrance to the Long Room and Book of Kells exhibit. Our guide, James Dempsey, was very knowledgeable and witty and provided many historical details about the college and the architecture of... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Take advantage of the 30-minute official guided tour of the campus before visiting the library which houses the famous Book of Kells. Our guide was a graduate student who possessed a wealth of knowledge about the school's history and who shared several entertaining anecdotes. Trinity College is definitely one of Dublin's highlights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to see. We only toured the outside of the college. The grounds are well manicured and the trees are beautiful. We joined in on a tour that was in progress and learned some things we probably would not have learned. Its a good stop and see.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Visited Trinity College on Saturday 11th October with my husband. We would highly recommend the Student Tour, 12 Euros each, this indludes a visit to the Book of Kells and the Long Library. We had Donal take us round who was very informative, with a relaxed humourous style but obviously knew his stuff! This is a way for students to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Two words..... Awe inspiring. Don't miss the chance to wander about these beautiful buildings... It's free unless you want to check out the library

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The great thing about Trinity is you can just stroll in around the campus and soak up the atmosphere for free! If you want to learn a little more I would recommend the student guided 30 minute tour of the campus which conveniently brings you to the starting point for the Book of Kells and the library. The student tours... More

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New Market, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a beautiful campus with interesting architecture. the Book of Kells is definitely worth seeing, especially if your are interested in history. The library is amazing with very good exhibits.

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