The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres) is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city.
An amazing tourist attraction and loved by locals, Phoenix Park has stunning scenery and is well known for its beautiful deer and wildlife. With Dublin Zoo and Áras an Uachtaráin located in its grounds, a Phoenix Park visit is one of the best things to do in Dublin.
About 30% of the Phoenix Park is covered by trees, which are mainly broadleaf parkland species such as oak, ash, lime, beech, sycamore and horse chestnut. A herd of Fallow Deer has lived in the Park since the 1660’s when they were introduced by the Duke of Ormond. The Phoenix Park is a sanctuary for many mammals and birds and a wide range of wildlife habitats are to be found in the park.
Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the President of Ireland, is located in the centre of the park. Many other historic buildings and monuments are located in the Park.
Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction, and welcomed almost one million visitors last year. As one of the world’s oldest, yet modern zoos, the 28 hectare park in the heart of Dublin is home to some four hundred animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience!
Every summer, Phoenix Park plays host to Bloom, a showcase for gardening, garden plants, gardening equipment and landscape deisgn. This year, Bloom will take place from the 2nd- 6th June. This year will be the 10th anniversary of Bloom so it is sure to be a special one! For more information on tickets, please visit their website.
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is just a 20 minute drive from Phoenix Park.
Book your stay at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge and enjoy sightseeing in Dublin today.