Phoenix Park Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)

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Phoenix Park showing flowers and a garden as well as a small group of people

Phoenix Park is so important to Dublin that it has its own law on the statute books and visitors should be aware that one provision of this is that “no person shall act contrary to public morality in the Park”. So watch your Ps and Qs!

Where Dublin Comes to RelaxPhoenix Park sits resplendently 3 miles west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its perimeter wall encloses 1,750 acres of open space, sports grounds, leisure opportunities, historic buildings, tree-lined avenues and a herd of wild fallow deer. It is where Dublin comes to relax, although you are never short of things to do here.

Phoenix Park’s HistoryAs one of the largest walled city parks in Europe, with a detailed history and active contemporary role in the city, the Irish Government is understandably busy lobbying UNESCO to designate the park a world heritage site. Originally a 12th century gift from a Norman baron to the Knights Hospitaller the park is today free for all to enjoy, and you’ll never be short of space even though you are close to the heart of the bustling streets of Dublin just outside the park walls.

Sightseeing in Phoenix ParkWithin the park you will find a range of places of historical interest. These include Áras an Uachtaráin, the delightful 18th century building which acts as the residence of the President of Ireland, the Deerfeld Residence, another stately 18th century building designed as an official’s residence, the domineering 35 metre high Papal Cross, erected in 1979 to commemorate the Pope’s visit to Dublin, and the strongly fortified Ashtown Castle, a marvellously restored medieval tower house dating all the way back to the 15th century.

Phoenix Park for FamiliesFor families there is Dublin Zoo, a world-famous collection of more 700 animals and tropical birds from around the world, play parks, short lakeside walks and plenty of opportunity for the children to burn off some energy.

Nature in Phoenix ParkFor nature lovers this centre of the city space packs in plenty of birdlife (at last count 72 species were recorded), wild fallow deer, grasslands, woodlands, wetlands and lakes.

Sport and Activities in Phoenix ParkFor sports fans this is the place for jogging, cycling and it contains grounds for football, hurling, soccer, cricket and polo. You won’t have to look too far to find a suitable spot for frisbee either!

It is not just the Pope that draws the big crowds here either. The Irish Grand Prix takes place here and, at a comparatively leisurely pace, so does the 10km Great Irish Run each April. The Park has played host to Robbie Williams, Tom Waits, Snoop Dogg and many other musical legends.

Refreshing Phoenix ParkAnd if that’s not enough there is always the Victorian Tea Kiosk serving teas and lunches between the Band Hollow and Dublin Zoo.

What more could you want?

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West County Hotel
West County Hotel
3 out of 5
Lucan Road, Chapelizod, Dublin, Dublin
The price is CA $132 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Phoenix Park, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, and Dublin Zoo. Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (448 reviews)
"Staff very. Professional and friendly, Desan the chef is the best. His food is delicious everyday.rooms are clean"

Reviewed on Nov. 30, 2021

West County Hotel
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4 out of 5
23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is CA $134 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in City Centre Dublin, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O'Connell Street and Trinity College. Grafton Street and Dublin Castle are also ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,504 reviews)
"Great hotel in the middle of Dublin. We were able to walk everywhere from our hotel. The room was clean and very nice. I had a good breakfast too. 10/10 would definitely book here again."

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2021

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Rany&Simo House
Rany&Simo House
2.5 out of 5
1 St Laurence's Rd, Dublin, County Dublin
Situated in Dublin, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse, and Dublin Zoo. Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is 2.6 mi ...
Rany&Simo House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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West County Hotel
West County Hotel
3 out of 5
Lucan Road, Chapelizod, Dublin, Dublin
The price is CA $132 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
West County Hotel
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4 out of 5
23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
The price is CA $134 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Rany&Simo House
Rany&Simo House
2.5 out of 5
1 St Laurence's Rd, Dublin, County Dublin
Rany&Simo House
Temple Bar Hotel
Temple Bar Hotel
4 out of 5
13-17 Fleet St Temple Bar, Dublin
The price is CA $195 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Temple Bar Hotel
Lovely Spacious 2 Bedroom Family Flat
Lovely Spacious 2 Bedroom Family Flat
3.5 out of 5
12 Cedarhurst Road, Castleknock, Dublin, County Fingal
Lovely Spacious 2 Bedroom Family Flat
Marlin Hotel Stephens Green
Marlin Hotel Stephens Green
4 out of 5
11 Bow Ln E, Dublin
The price is CA $158 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Marlin Hotel Stephens Green
nice quiet clean king size bedroom
nice quiet clean king size bedroom
Dublin, Dublin
nice quiet clean king size bedroom
Cosy Dublin Apartment With Parking
Cosy Dublin Apartment With Parking
3.5 out of 5
Bridgewater Quay Islandbridge, Dublin, Dublin (region)
Cosy Dublin Apartment With Parking
Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
4 out of 5
South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin
The price is CA $148 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.