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Phoenix Park Highlights (7)

  1. Start your visit at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre and learn about the Phoenix Park through the ages.

  2. Travel back to medieval times and take a tour of the oldest building in the Phoenix Park, Ashtown Castle.

  3. Immerse yourself in nature and take a stroll through the Phoenix Park. Meet many of the residents including the herd of Fallow Deer that have been present in the park since its creation over 350 years ago.

  4. Marvel at the Wellington Testimonial which at 62m high is the tallest obelisk in Europe. Dedicated to the Irish-born Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley.

  5. Take a tour of the Magazine Fort. Learn about military life in the Fort and discover the vital role the Fort played during the 1916 Easter Rising.

  6. Stroll through the People’s Garden and be mesmerised by some of the oldest examples of Victorian Gardening.

  7. Enjoy the award-winning Phoenix Café where everything is home made in their busy kitchen. Helen and her team source the best ingredients around, using organic eggs for all their baking and free range Irish chicken. Their famous scones are baked fresh every morning and are served with a variety of divine home-made jams. At the counter you will find an array of healthy and vibrant salads, freshly baked quiches and specials. The coffee is certified organic and locally roasted in Wicklow. Cakes and slices are baked fresh every day, with favourites including chocolate and beetroot cake and their famous gluten-free brownies.

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