The Phoenix Park

The beautiful 707 hectares of grassland and tree lined avenues make up Phoenix Park- one of the largest walled parks in Europe, and certainly one of the most centrally located- being just a few minutes' walk from the city centre. There are a number of attractions to see within the park itself, most famously Dublin Zoo as well as some less known but equally interesting sites, for example the Magazine Fort, People's Gardens and Deerfield Residence. The official residence of the President of Ireland, Áras an Uachtaráin, is also located within the park's walls. Being only a short walk or bus journey from the Drury Court Hotel, the Phoenix Park is ideal for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Dublin Zoo

If you’re interested in exploring Dublin, then Dublin Zoo is a must-see. Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of the city centre, Dublin Zoo is easily accessible by public transport, and offers something a little bit different.

Dublin Zoo's ethos for conservation and its impressive display of animals in comfortable surroundings merits its status as the most visited tourist attraction in Ireland. Set over 78 hectares in, exotic animals from all over the globe are represented- including penguins, orangutans, lions and red pandas. The relaxed atmosphere and ample space help to make this a truly enjoyable day out for the whole family.

Dublin Zoo is easily accessible by car or public transport and opens all year round from 9:30am, with a range of facilities including a shop, restaurant, kiosks, and visitor centre. The zoo is also built with a 90% disabled access with wheelchair access.

For more information on the zoo visit

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