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Dublin Zoo

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Address: Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 474 8900
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09:30 - 18:00
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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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Fantastic zoo, I've been visiting Chester Zoo for over 30 years, and Dublin Zoo is well on par! The attractions were lovely and particularly refreshing to see different species... read more

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic zoo, I've been visiting Chester Zoo for over 30 years, and Dublin Zoo is well on par! The attractions were lovely and particularly refreshing to see different species kept together, like the "savannah" setting for the elephants, zebras and gazelles.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an excellent zoo. The surrounding are lovely following the lake around. A single path means your unlikely to miss anything. Clean and tidy throughout. Easily spent a full day here. Enclosures are spacious and every attempt made to make them authentic to the animals normal surroundings. Visibility of the animals is good with wide windows and large spaces... More 

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nottingham, england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great day at the Zoo, we decided to stop off here on our hop on hop off tour. The Zoo is absolutely huge but there are some great animals that you wouldn't see in a Zoo here in the UK. take a picnic and enjoy the day its lovely.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of the zoo is excellent. Animal welfare is excellent. However, the viewing of the animals is poor. The majority of the glass viewing windows were dirty and covered in condensation creating a sub standard viewing experience. A solution needs to be devised to heat the glass and/or auto clean it.

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Thank acucobol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all be prepared to pay the very high entrance fee! Look out for vouchers before booking. We bought a yearly membership & that saves if you visit more than twice per year. My tips when visiting- Bring a picnic Bring umbrellas Bring a little first aid kit, because someone always trips or falls running around 😂👌 Try to... More 

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Thank mlaurah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dublin Zoo is remarkably well planned, it is possible to see nearly all the attractions on a single path. As a result you are not afraid of skipping any of the animals. The zoo is so easy to navigate with plenty of rest stops scattered around. I went on a friday midday, the zoo was quiet and the animals were... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best zoo I've ever been too!!! Visited for the second time, had such a fab time the first, was a must for a second visit. Have great memories, videos and pictures from Dublin Zoo, would recommend to all!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Dublin Zoo is one of the oldest in the world. Located in the central area of Dublin. It houses an excellent collection of animals from all the continents. Many ammenities for the young crowd in your group. Well kept.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have alwayso loved visiting Dublin Zoo since I was a little girl. October 23rd 2016 was our first time visiting since Harry the gorilla died. Poor Harry, we always used to feel sorry for him the way he suffered from depression. This time was just as good as ever. They have added more food places since which is a... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant family friendly day out. Can seem pricey but bring a picnic! Professional photos are also worth the money. All facilities are kept clean

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