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Dublin Zoo

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Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 474 8900
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cunningham Road | Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, Ireland
Phoenix Park
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+353 1 474 8900
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Located in Phoenix Park on a bus route, including the tour buses where you can get on/off. We drove and parking is limiting, we parked on grass next to the perimeter fence and the kerb was very high, used a sleeping police man to reduce...More

1  Thank CantSingforToffee
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Had a wonderful day at Dublin Zoo. It really is one of the best zoos, and the enclosures are very good, as near to nature as possible. The elephants were amazing and put on their own show rolling around in the water. My tip would...More

1  Thank kane-04
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

This zoo was the best zoo we have ever been to. The animals were so close that you felt like you are right there with them. We took pictures of the animals with our son near the glass and it looks like he is right...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2011

Dublin zoo, is probably my favourite place to go in the City to get away from it all! The zoo is very well laid out with many species of animals to see, from the Sumatran Tigers, to the Red Panda with Asian Elephants and many...More

Thank 27_Bear
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

Dublin zoo is a brillant Family Day out, book online and enjoy a memorable day which will have the kids talking about for months. Loved it and cant wait to go back again next summer.

Thank Errigal1
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

It's such a brilliant day out! We love to go a couple of times a year! Its a lovely walk around a parkland setting. My favourite have to be the tigers and lions. I can't wait to go back !

Thank xxcsx
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

We went yo Dublin zoo very early in the morning we were delighted the animals were beautyfull the site was easy to follow and extremely enjoyable we had a fantastic day

Thank XYNABARBY
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

We really enjoyed our trip to Dublin Zoo. The animals appeared well looked after. There were several unusual animals that were part of conservation programmes. Many were in new enclosures and part of the zoo is closed whilst they build more new enclosures. The staff...More

Thank Exigeken
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

This is probably the worst zoo ive ever been to. Most of the animals weren't there, like the snow leopard, tigers, zebras and male lions. There was poor variety and it took about 1 hour too see everything. It doesnt even compare to the zoos...More

1  Thank Lava Y
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

I and my family enjoyed Dublin zoo and i think the staff work hard

Thank lucystoneDublin
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newellmom
28 April 2018|
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Response from Rossbox | Reviewed this property |
There is no train or other form of transport available inside the grounds of the zoo. Most of the zoo is wheelchair accessible.
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Sam S
28 March 2018|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
Ashtown House is a nice spot not too far from zoo and free parking but for a special occasion try the Carlton Hotel on the sword road or Gourmet Kitchen in Santry again free parking and a short distance from the zoo
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Stebailz
5 February 2018|
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Response from GabyParker | Reviewed this property |
We got a taxi from our hotel it was 20 euros there then a bus back which was 7 Euro’s for two adults and 1 child. Under 5’s free. They don’t except notes on the bus so have lots of change. Either was good but we stayed near... More
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