Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park, Dublin: Address, Phone Number, Phoenix Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Phoenix Park
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Beautiful urban park lined with running trails.
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Roxana I
19 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The park has a wide open area where deers roam freely. You can feed them with grass and leaves. It's a fairytale experience. Overall, the park is very big, it also has wide simple areas for jogging and walking, areas with trees, a tea house, benches, areas where people walk their dogs and also a zoo (which I can't review as I haven't visited). The park is very simple, unpretentious and extremely wide. Definitely worth a visit if you love animals, especially if they are free and not in a zoo.
Written June 7, 2022
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Rusmir
Dublin, Ireland174 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Probably the biggest city park in Europe. Long enough that you can walk 24hrs without seeing end (it's joke, but it's huge as one city district for itself). It's home of deers amd do not be afraid of them as they are very friendly and helpfull, if you are lost they'll show you direction and make a selfie with you as well :) park is located some 15 minutes of easy walk from the city centre and very popular destination in summer time. Dublin Zoo is located there as well. Great for jogging, relaxing or for family & friends picknicks.
Written October 15, 2020
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Ciara M
Belfast, UK2 contributions
Aug 2021
We visited Phoenix Park as part of a day trip to Dublin Zoo. We hadn't realised the location of the zoo within the park until we arrived and we couldn't leave without spending some time in the park after our zoo visit. We had a fantastic time & the kids loved seeing the Obelisk, the Papal Cross and of course the beautiful deer! The deer amazed me with their beautiful calm nature & it was an amazing experience to stand in a park while the deer just roamed around them... absolutely beautiful creatures! Phoenix Park is a beautiful quiet park where we would have loved to have spent more time.
Written August 29, 2021
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Sindy
London, UK17 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Originally a private park, it might as well still be if you don't drive there. To walk to any peripheral entry point and back from Dublin city centre, you've clocked 10000 steps without entering the park. You might as well be walking in the wilds of the Wicklow mountains from there on in with the lack of facilities. You need to bring snacks, drinks and toilet roll! 2 cafés (with toilet facilities) are at least another 5km from the entry points to the park and close at 5.
With so much nature around to see, the park benches have been thoughtfully placed along the road running through the park so you can sit and watch the cars go by. The benches are on an axis such that you would have to lie down on the bench to fully see a sunrise or sunset. It should be filled with people enjoying the nature. Instead, there are clusters of people on the grass at the entry points, too exhausted, hungry and needing a pee to venture further in. The only folks you'll see at the cafés will have driven there. There is no public transport to the excellent visitor centre, Farmleigh, great Cafés or for those tiny legs going to the Zoo. The park was originally established as a pleasure park for an aristocratic elite. By making it inaccessible to those without cars (let alone the less able-bodied) doesn't go any way towards making it a park for all people.
Written May 15, 2022
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Frances S
5 contributions
Sep 2021
New parking restrictions have really changed the spirit of this elegant city park. Where it was usual to see families, couples, runners, cyclists, skaters all around and enjoying an autumn day, now the message seems to be one of “Stay in your car. Look but don’t touch.” Too bad that this public space seems not to be for the public anymore.
Written September 17, 2021
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mick o
17 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Hi to all potential visitors of the fantastic park in the centre of our capital city.
While the park is there to be enjoyed, I would ask visitors to avail of the information available both on line and at the visitors centre regarding how to interact with the wild deer.
Its so important that we protect the deer without which the park would not be the same.
Finding out how you can enjoy the deer and help protect them is a learning experience which would enhance your visit.

Regular users of the park are aware of the fact that how we interact with the wildlife can sustain that wildlife for years to come.

So act like a local and help us save the deer.
Written January 27, 2020
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motorcar1
Dublin, Ireland7,963 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The Phoenix Park is probably one of the greatest amenity areas in the Dublin metropolitan area. It has too many places of interest to name them all.

On my last visit I parked at the Polo grounds and walked around to Garda headquarters back around by Dublin Zoo and back to the Polo Ground. It’s a fabulous place for walking, you can constantly go on different walks.
Written September 9, 2021
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sephirothseviltwin
Aylesbury, UK103 contributions
Apr 2022
We did not know what to expect other than it is a large park. Large is an understatement, it is bigger than the centre of Dublin, and it is beautiful! There are three herds of deer, that are tame too! There is a lovely lake, many flowerbeds, and plenty of pathways to walk. For anyone who has difficulty with walking there is not a lot of seating though. There is a wonderful hidden gem of a pub, called The Hole in the Wall too! Lots of wildlife to see on the way, along with the Presidents Palace and American Ambassador (both viewable from outside gates)
We really enjoyed it here!
Written April 26, 2022
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Greg L
Stevens Point, WI60 contributions
Oct 2021
Don't visit Dublin without visiting Phoenix Park. Eamonn our guide of ChaperoneVIP Private Tours took us through the park and area and I was amazed. Nearby (or on grounds) is the Irish president's home, the U.S. Ambassador's home too!

What a pleasant suprise to find in Dublin
Written October 24, 2021
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Derek H
Lymington, UK414 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The city entrance to the park is framed by the gates and also a new courts building.which means you have a few bars to choose from on your return journey. Also available here is a cycle hire facility which if you wanted to see more of the park is handy. Well layed out with separate walking paths and cycle paths in the main. We went to see the deer herds and found them around the American Ambassadors residence. Great to have such wonderful green space and animals right on the edge of a busy bustling city. A great place to visit on a sunny day.
Written March 1, 2020
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