The capital of the emerald island is not only a place to find live music and a good pint of Guinness. Even the nature lovers will find their heart’s desire. Whether you want a break from the busy city centre life or looking to capture Dublin’s wild side don’t miss some of our top recommendations bellow.
The first place where you are guaranteed to encounter wildlife is obviously Dublin zoo. This famous attraction is loved by the Dubliners and people from all over Ireland come for a family day at the Zoo. It features 8 different animal habitats and new attraction such as the Zoorassic World. During the winter, it runs a spectacular light show with animal’s lanterns called Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo.
National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
The National Botanic Gardens of Ireland is on the northside of Dublin. It is home to many endangered plant species. The park offers numerous landscapes with a woodland, rose gardens, rivers and beautiful glasshouses. It also hosts events and exhibitions that you can check on their website.
The Phoenix Park
Did you know that the largest city park in Europe is located in Dublin? Phoenix Park stretches over 700 hectares and hosts a herd of fallow deer. It is easy to approach them and you will see many pictures on Instagram, but make sure you don’t feed or touch them. The park also offers long walkway and large green space to enjoy.
Surrounded by buildings this park is probably one the most secret places of Dublin. This lovely park displays rustic grottos and sunken formal panels of lawn with fountain centre pieces. It also features a maze, a rosarium and a waterfall. A hidden gem in Dublin full of treasure!
St Stephen’s Green
In Georgian Dublin St Stephen’s Green is a loved park for a break from the buzz of the city. In addition to its ornamental lake it is also home to numerous memorials. The lake is busy with ducks and swans but very often gray herons can be spotted.
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