Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland

Updated On: June 21, 2018

Dating back to the Norman times – Phoenix Park (Irish: Páirc an Fhionnuisce) is an urban park in Dublin, Ireland, lying 2–4 km west of the city centre, north of the River Liffey. Its 11 km perimeter wall encloses 707 hectares (1,750 acres); it is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city.

The Phoenix Park in Dublin is the largest enclosed park in any capital city in Europe – adding just another item on the list one will write about the places to visit in Dublin, Ireland. This park includes large areas of grassland and tree-lined avenues, and since the 17th century, has been home to a herd of wild fallow deer.

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