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National Botanic Gardens

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National Botanic Gardens

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National Botanic Gardens Botanic Road Glasnevin, Dublin D09 VY63 Ireland
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Avoid waiting in long lines at the Book of Kells—one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage dating back to the ninth century—on this early-access tour. Meet at the easy-to-find Trinity College in central Dublin, and set off listening to the elaborate history from a guide who unlocks secret mysteries of the book. End your tour at Dublin Castle where your guide dives even deeper into Irish culture and heritage.
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Roderick wrote a review Oct. 2020
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions12 helpful votes
- Very Clean and well Maintained. - Very Educational and Contains Loads of Plant Species. - FREE Entrance.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Leonor Guevara wrote a review Oct. 2020
Dublin, Ireland23 contributions17 helpful votes
I've never seen such a gorgeous garden in my whole life. So big that you could just stay there for hours and never get tired of everything you see. You will find a great variety of plants, flowers, trees. The colors are just amazing, the trees so tall and beautiful, and even the squirrels let you taken them pictures (if you give them food haha). Totally worth it, and if you have time, please go to the glasnevin cemetery that is just beside de garden.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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cford17 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Carlingford, Ireland4 contributions8 helpful votes
Our family were given a guided tour Of the Botanic Gardens by Charlotte last Sunday, and we ranged in age from 4 to 60. It was a really interesting tour - Charlotte was well informed, went at our pace and tailored the tour to suit our interests. She really brought the gardens to life with lots of interesting nuggets of information which you would never find out on your own. Well worth booking a tour in advance.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Claire-Marie M wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Lovely for a break of green and fresh air. Such a shame the exotic glass houses have to close to the public for the time being (social distancing would be impossible). But still a lovely family trip, or even a couple's walk on a Sunday morning !
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Gearoid O O wrote a review Aug. 2020
Athlone, Ireland618 contributions307 helpful votes
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We recently found ourselves in Dublin for an afternoon and because of the Covid pandemic we wanted to avoid the shops. We decided to go to the National Botan Gardens - it was the best decision we could have made. It was very easy to be socially distancing. It was a wonderful place for a walk and hard to believe that there is no entry fee. The gardens can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Nice leisurely walks amid very well kept gardens, beautiful flower beds and lots of interesting plants, trees and shrubs. The rose garden is amazing! It is an oasis of peace quite close to the city. The fact that a river runs through it gives it a great sense of tranquility. I can see why people who live near there would visit several times a week. It is an ideal place to while away an hour or two and one of the real treasures of Dublin. I'm sure it is beautiful in every season...I'd love to see it in Autumn.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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