The Phoenix Park is an urban park in Dublin lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey.
Its 16 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1752 acres)- the largest walled city park in Europe.The park was originally established as a Royal deer park back in the 17th century. Phoenix Park is home to some of the country's most renowned attractions, including the residence of the President of Ireland, Dublin Zoo, the Papal Cross, and the Victorian People's Flower Gardens.
The residence of the President of Ireland (Áras an Uachtaráin), built in 1754, is located in the park. Originally named the Viceregal Lodge where the Lord Lieutenant lived for most of the intervening years until the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922. Áras an Uachtaráin is open to the public on Saturdays. Admission tickets are free and are issued at the Visitor Centre. For further details on visiting Áras an Uachtaráin please click here.
Dublin Zoo is one of Dublin’s main attractions. If you're planning a trip to Dublin with the family, Dublin Zoo promises an exciting day full of fun and adventure. Last year Dublin Zoo welcomed over one million visitors.
It houses more than 700 animals and tropical birds from around the world. The zoo was founded in 1830 and opened to the public on 1 September 1831, with animals from the London Society, making it the third oldest zoo in the world. Within a year the zoo housed 123 species.
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Phoenix Park is less than a half an hour from The Camden Court Hotel. It is also accessible via many Dublin Bus routes which are just a few minutes walk from the hotel itself. Enjoy a hassle-free, relaxing stay at The Camden Court Hotel, with all the unexpected amenities of a centrally located Dublin hotel:
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