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“Brilliant Architecture and History”

Trinity College Dublin
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Early Access: Book of Kells Including Exterior Tour of Dublin Castle
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Dublin Luxury Small-Group Tour including St Patrick's Cathedral
Ranked #19 of 540 things to do in Dublin
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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 Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson.
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“Brilliant Architecture and History”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This place provides an awesome spectacle of what it was like to go to college hundreds of years ago. The buildings are archaic and you can see it. Now if you walk around a college campus you will most likely see electronic security locks and card swipe validation machines. But here at Trinity College there are still many buildings that have wooden doors and metal key locks still present. Some of these locks even look like they are a few hundred years old! The architecture is just amazing. The fact that they still have cobblestone located on some of the campus streets is really cool. I would not think that people still went to school here if not for the newer buildings and libraries located in the campus. It is definitely an enjoyable place to roam and discover while in Dublin.

Visited June 2013
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“we went early to the library”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

it was really busy the day before so we turned up at 9:15 to see the Iona gospels that are in Trinity, pleased we did it worked well, they are lovely and so is the library. The Uni looks fine the toilets were old, less obvious accommodation than other older uni's

Visited July 2013
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“Book of Kells and Long Library Room”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

I wasn't sure if I wanted to do this, but glad the rest of my family talked me into going. It was very interesting and worth the time. The information that went along with the Book of Kells and the Long room were very interesting.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful and Full of History”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

It's free to see the grounds of Trinity College. The buildings are beautiful and old. While you are there, see the Long Library and the Book of Kells. You will not be disappointed.

Visited March 2013
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“What a disappointment”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We took the 'non-tour': 30 minutes during which we heard more about what the students like to do, cost of today's education, etc that an we did about the histoty of trinity college. The ONLY building we entered was the one housing the Book of kelly, and this was without the guide. The handling of this Book and its history was also disappointing in that so much more could and should have been communicated. Best of the episode was a visit to the Long Room Library. Trinity college - I expected more of you!!!

Visited July 2013
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