Trinity College Dublin, Dublin

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To soak up the academic atmosphere of a historical university, take a student-guided tour of Trinity College Dublin. Established by Queen Elizabeth I over four centuries ago, this college is one of the country's major architectural landmarks, its campus boasting numerous well-maintained Georgian and Victorian buildings. The college library holds 250,000 rare volumes, most notably the "Book of Kells," a lavishly decorated sacred text created around the year 800. End your day with a visit to the science gallery, featuring engaging exhibits about the relationship between art and science. Check online for available tour dates and times, and remember to pick up your library tickets at the university's front gate. Using our world travel planner, Dublin attractions like Trinity College Dublin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We did a long tail even for PRMS no possibility to sit. The book of Kells incomplete visit not visible price of identical entry with no information on the part of the hostesses.
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  • Very full of other tourists,even on a wet day, these charming historic buildings are well worth wandering through for ten minutes - if you can fight your way through the crowds.  more »
  • I would without hesitation, the best of Dublin. It is pure history... and if you can make the guided tour of one of the students... better still.
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  • The Trinity campus is a great place to visit. I find Science Gallery very interesting. The Book of Keels is a must see, more for the history than the actual book itself. Recently attended events at Trinity Long Room Hub, which were very stimulating. Highly recommended...
  • As an alumni I can tell it’s one of the best education institutions I’ve been involved. Besides the campus is beautiful and full of history. All located in the middle of Dublin city center.
  • Good place to study. Healthy atmosphere. Must visit destination for those who visit Ireland. It is much more than a tourist destination, it can be called as a intellectual hub of Dublin. The sprawling 40 acres campus is a good example of classic and modern architecture. Surrounded by lush green garden and squares where one can see people having conversations/debate on any particular topic. Early morning strolling around the campus is a good opportunity to feel the ambience. The library is awesome which has its own 400yrs of history and academic development , built before 1712 and 1732, the long room at the Trinity College old library holds a collection of 20,01,000 books. The book of Kells is an Iconic book over here. There is a special department made to minimize detoriation of books.
  • We loved visiting Trinity. Beautiful campus and so much rich history. The Book of Kells exhibit plus the magnificent old library were highlights.
  • Doesn't cater to my special needs and didn't give me the extra services needed to serve for my low level brain deficiencies after requesting. I was playing a game of DOTA 2 at break time but everyone BOMBARDED me with non stop insults and my plays in the game so much so that I had to quit as my enjoyment went down 200 fold.. I now can't play with my friends and family as a result of this. - Ebin Benny

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Where to stay in Dublin

Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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