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Trinity College

Grafton St. | College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
(+353) 01 896 1000
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As featured in 3 days in Dublin
Ranked #28 of 281 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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Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Had a very good guide, funny, but there were bees (yellow jackets) flying all around. Beautiful campus. Went to library to view Book of Kells. Was interesting.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

College tour done by students is excellent. A lot of interesting tidbits. Our guide was a delight. It was exactly 30 minutes. Here is the deal: It is €11,00 to get into the library & Book of Kells. This tour is €12,00 and includes admission to the library & Book of Kells. So for €1,00, you get an entertaining 30... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

So much history here, so many stories. You really should NOT miss it! As we walked on the campus we enjoyed seeing all the different students and others who are drawn to this old university, and as we traveled around the rest of Ireland there was even more we learned about it.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed one night at the halls of residence. The room was spacious and clean etc. It wasn't ensuite but there was a bathroom next door. We were the only people staying in this suite of 3 rooms so had the bathroom to ourselves but, if all of the rooms had been booked then we'd have had to share the... More

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The college and its grounds are free to look round and they have a very good cafe. We booked to see the book of Kells and the long room. You are given an allotted time for your visit, as you walk round there is a history of Dublin and the college which is very interesting. The book of Kells is... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Trinity College is as nice a universities come. The grounds are immaculate and the buildings look amazing. The history behind it all adds to the experience.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed visiting this campus. A lot of universities these days become just too big to visit ... This one is a great place to go. It has a lot of history, conveniently located right in the center of Dublin, it has a nice campus filled with history and spirit of an old western university. At the same time... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The tour guides are charming and well-informed students. Ours had a wealth of stories about the College and was most amusing. He pointed out architectural details and described the history of the College. Very enjoyable.

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abu dhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We took the short tour given by one of the undergraduates and he did a good job - nice manner, funny and with all the information at his fingertips. The only thing was, a lot of the information given by him was also given as part of the literary pub crawl two days before, as the Trinity College grounds was... More

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went to the College to see the "Book of Kells" and was not disappointed. The was a line up of people waiting to get in, but worth the wait. Especially if you are a history buff, as I am.

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