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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 279 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Our tour leader was a college instructor, well informed, intelligent and with a great sense of humor. He guided us through this historic and beautiful institution with the ease of a great lecturer. Well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Excellent value and what a prestigious location in Dublin! Rooms are typical of student accommodation but with Georgian height ceilings and shutters. Free wifi and breakfast included. And a most central location. Wonderful place, wonderful value.

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Trinity College is an old haunt of mine not that I was ever a student. We would visit the college on Sunday's to paas the happy hour, pubs closed on Sunday's between two and four and this break was called the happy hour.(It made the wife and children happy )so we would pass some time here before they introduced a... More

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Trinity college is listed in most guide books as a must see in Dublin. And the student run tour is definitely worth the nominal fee. We really got a sense of the history, as well as a feel for what it is like to be a student there today. Also, the tour included admission into the Book of Kells.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I took the half-hour tour guided by one of the students and I'm glad I did. He was funny, informative, and witty as he regaled us with anecdotes of college life. The tour included the old library with the Book of Kells display. The library itself was fascinating and the books that lined the walls seemed endless! The Books of... More

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beware queues. However well worth the wait. excellent book of kells exhibition. Recommend the in ear guided tour which has an Ipod type of device and a very clear spoken commentary. The view of the book itself is very restricted, mostly by rude people who have no consideration for other visitors. The area with the book in it could do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There are some students (mostly) who take you on a 30 minute tour as soon you step in to Trinity College grounds. Price is 12 Euros which includes the ticket to the old library, but the ticket to see the Book of Kells in the old library is 11 Euros anyway. The guides provide an interesting perspective, specially if you... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took the tour led by a student and we definitely recommend it. Our tour guide was very informative and had funny stories to tell us. After the 30-min-tour we queued to the library for half an hour. The library was stunning, but the tour made this place worth a visit!

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oswego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We toured the college grounds & visited the Book of Kells. It is an extremely well done exhibit. The library & art work & all the rooms are fascinating.

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Haynesville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We took the guided tour of the college and enjoyed it very much. Having the students lead the tour is a nice touch. Our guide, Jasper, was very informative and funny and loved talking about his college. I definitely recommend the tour. If you walk around on your own it's just another old, pretty university, but if you take the... More

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