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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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  • Did the campus and Book of Kells tour, and made the reservation online in advance. We arrived 15 minutes earlier at the bell tower as suggested, and our tour guide Paul arrived with a blue tour guide....  more
    Did the campus and Book of Kells tour, and made the reservation online in advance. We arrived 15 minutes earlier at the bell tower as suggested, and our tour guide Paul arrived with a blue tour guide....  more »
  • Unless you are visiting a student who attend this college, I would avoid this crowded place when students are there. 
    Unless you are visiting a student who attend this college, I would avoid this crowded place when students are there.  more »
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  • Great touristic location. Full of beautiful buildings and statues. If you want to visit the library you have to book and pay on advance or you risk not to have tickets left. Students from the Trinity offer paid tours of the area for around 15 euros. It has a small entrance next to Bank of Ireland.
  • A very nice university with stunning buildings and gardens. This is definitely a must see if you visit Dublin. The entrance is free but if you want to visit the library you need to purchase the tickets in advance as they're quickly sold out. If you only go around campus it'll take you about an hour to walk around. A cafeteria and bathrooms are available on site

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