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Dublin Zoo

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Neighbourhood: Phoenix Park
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Address: Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 474 8900
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Today
09:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and...

One of the world's oldest zoos, Dublin Zoo is also modern in design and houses more than 600 animals. It has been redesigned in recent years to be a safe environment for people and the animals with gardens, lakes and natural habitats.

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We spent our last day in Ireland going to the zoo, not sure if it was the time of year but it was hard to see most of the animals. The zoo itself is very clean and tidy and well... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent our last day in Ireland going to the zoo, not sure if it was the time of year but it was hard to see most of the animals. The zoo itself is very clean and tidy and well looked after. The staff were friendly and it was a good day all round.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whilst no zoo will ever live up to Chester Zoo, Dublin Zoo is the first one to come close! With whole areas such as the 'African plains' with a whole variety of animal. With beautiful views and a whole lake in the middle of the zoo it is a great visit. I will say that it doesn't take a full... More 

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Lots of animals to see! You will not see anything you can't see at another zoo but it is well maintained and great to wander round on a nice day!

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Thank SamAndJamesEat
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well landed out zoo.plenty of new facilities.seal pool with underwater viewing ares.the African plains.hippo/giraffes, ostrich..ape enclosure. Elephant enclosure with a large family including a number of baby elphants

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Thank twosweaters
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to wear good walking shoes and be prepared to walk! Elephants, Monkeys, Birds, Polar Bears, Flamingos, penguins, walrus's, giraffes, lions, tigers, apes, new Safari area, meerkats (seen through the restaurant), children's pet area, Open cafeteria, as well as enclosed restaurant, reptile house. Carry bottled water. Not recommended in too hot weather!

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Thank Katie2katie
Warminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed zoos and have been to quiet a few but Dublin is there on the top , clean , spacious , easy to walk around , animals are happy and animated , it didn't smell !! The sensory of plants hits you all the time , interest in every step , . The animals were great... More 

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Thank wendy c
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Awsome zoo. We loved it and so much to see. We could spend all day in the zoo. The animals were mostly avaible to see

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Thank Eva N
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When visiting Dublin we bought a Dublin pass card giving free entrance to the zoo. With an afternoon to kill we decided to give it a go. While it was nothing groundbreaking the zoo was reasonably priced, clean and well presented. The animals were in large well thought out enclosures which are some of the best I have seen. The... More 

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Thank Jon S
County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's lots to see and do at Dublin Zoo and there are on site restaurants if you get peckish. Also it is located in Phoenix Park so you could take a stroll through the scenery of the park when you visit

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Thank louisedobbs
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting the zoo regularly over the years as the children really enjoy every visit. The place is big and the animal enclosures are reasonably big to allow some movement to the animals inside. Every so often a member of the staff will give info and feed some of the animals and this is a great plus point... More 

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