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Trinity College Dublin

Grafton St. | College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 896 1000
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The building facade of Trinity College is among many constructed since the foundation of the College on March 13th, 1592. The design is attributed to Theodore Jacobsen, a London-based amateur architect, with the collaboration of Henry Keene and John Sanderson.
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“beautiful campus” (265 reviews)
“student led tour” (124 reviews)
“kells exhibit” (147 reviews)
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Grafton St. | College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 896 1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped by for a history lesson and some Irish culture. The history behind Trinity College was made lively and interesting by our tour guide Tom, a Senior at Trinity. He knew the back story and made sure we all had a delightful time. The...More

Thank bulldawg06
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Truly amazing! A must see if you are in Dublin. Remarkable!!! You do need tickets to get in the library, but it is well worth it.

Thank pudds412
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took this tour to view the book of Kells. It was very interesting and almost inspired me to study abroad... I need way more money!

Thank Rachael S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a tour by a student guide of The Book of Kells, The Long Room and the grounds of Trinity college. The tour guide was fascinating. She new the history of Trinity and the buildings. The Book of Helps was amazing, but the Long Room...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is off the chain . The historical history scenery. The entrance to wooden door is super big. That leads you into a well kept campus. You mite want to take a tour. For 14 euros . Unfortunately I didn't have enuff time. The...More

Thank Daddy_Rob_41
Reviewed 2 days ago

The original Trinity College is a beautiful campus of collegiate Gothic and neoclassical architecture. The evidence of this is clear in Parliament Square, Library Square and elsewhere. Over the past few decades, however, this expression of aesthetic tranquility has come under assault from modernists who...More

Thank PatchMeister
Reviewed 2 days ago

Open to the public but still a functioning college, Trinity is a beautiful campus with a lot of history. We visited during the Literary Pub Crawl and then after seeing The Book of Kells and Long Room. There are many ways to see the college...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My mother and I decided to do a last minute tour of Trinity College, rather than walk ourselves around the campus. We are so glad we did it! Our tour guide, Alex, was super knowledgeable and funny. He taught us sooooo many things and answered...More

Thank Neah H
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a very onteresting place to visit. I would recommend a guided tour as it does explain a lot about the origins and memorabilia of the place.

Thank Gabriel A
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful place to visit. If you love history and buildings this is a must. Not to mention the Book of Kells. It's an easy walk around and a delight if you love to take photos.

Thank Nalpick
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Katharina K
24 September 2017|
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Response from Laurie C | Reviewed this property |
yes. you do have to buy a ticket to have access to the library.
31 May 2017|
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Response from Milo528 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on when you are travelling - check the website and err on the side of caution and book a tour would be my suggestion. And leave some room to wander around Dublin City. You might want to take a walking tour or a... More
Alan W
28 May 2017|
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Response from nanetdlsu | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get ticket inside the bookstore. The queue is not that long when we got there. No need to worry about getting a ticket.