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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 and 1 other guide
Ranked #25 of 264 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

You really have to see it....maybe not alone...the best option is yo take a tour around the city center...si they will explain you more about the stories and the building...i made the sandemans free tour....simply great and fun

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Cannot recommend visiting this historic university highly enough. Mix and mingle with the students and wander around the city centre campus. Very busy during the summer and other holiday periods. The renowned Book of Kells is on view but be prepared to queue at certain times of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Would recommend getting there early if you don't want lots of people in your picture. We left after getting picture to return after the books of kells area had opened. When we returned the line to see the book of kells was out if the building down and around to the next building. Recommend getting an early start and get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Trinity College is right in the heart of Dublin & among other things houses the Book of Kells which is a national treasure. There are some lovely walks around the grounds, it just takes you back in time.

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Enniskerry Wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This attraction - Trinity College - should not be missed by any tourist or in fact any national who has not been. It has beautiful buildings, lovely quads and is of historical value. Viewing of the Book of Kells is a must and the Library. It is so centrally situated in the city centre so one has no difficulty getting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Really informative tour guides with a sense of humour. Try to go early in the day and avoid weekends. The book of Kelly and the long room are not to be missed.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I always walk around Trinity College when in Dublin. Inside the walls you find flowers, grass, sculpture, peace ...and of course the tours and library shop. Walking around is free and really nice for a picnic on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We didn't have time to visit the library or other attractions as we were on our way somewhere else, but we did enjoy half an hour walking round campus. The vast grand courtyards surrounded by historic buildings are both impressive and beautiful. The cobbled squares and lawns are also home to some rather lovely and impressive specimen trees. When we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Its hard to believe how much volume of noise is lost when you head into the College, love seeing the Book of Kells and the long room. A great spot to get lost in Dublin plenty to see and do and just take in the atmosphere, been here about 5 times in recent years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Delightful for a stroll through the cobble-stoned grounds. It's possible to stroll from the entrance on College Green to the exit on Lincoln Place (and vice versa). Take time to visit the Douglas Hyde contemporary art gallery (free) and, of course, the Book of Kells (queues in mid-summer) and, if the weather is kind, stroll through college park. Dotted with... More

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