Phoenix Park and Dublin ZooApprox. Time: 1 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

A lively and entertaining exhibition on the history and the wildlife of the Phoenix Park is on display in the Visitor Centre. Here the visitor can enjoy a historical interpretation of the park from 3500 B.C. to the present day and can also view an audio-visual presentation on the Phoenix Park through the ages. Adjoining the Visitor Centre is the fully restored Ashtown Castle, a medieval tower house that probably dates from the 17th century. There is also a restaurant in the grounds of the Visitor Centre. The Centre is sign-posted from the Phoenix Monument.

The Dublin Zoo is set in 30 acres of landscaped grounds around ornamental lakes where over 700 animals and tropical birds from around the world can be seen.

A daily "Meet the Keeper" and feeding programme operates which gives you the opportunity to learn about the many rare and endangered species that live in Dublin Zoo. In addition, there are always new babies or animals on breeding loan from other Zoos and Wildlife Parks to be seen.