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Dublin Phoenix Park is one of the largest parks in the world and one of Dublin's main sights, the Phoenix Park contains a large number of attractions and is one of the favorite destinations for Dubliners. Located in the park is the residence of Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin Zoo, Papal Cross, People's Gardens, The Magazine Fort, and The Wellington Monument.
There is a huge choice of hotels, apartments, hostels, and b&b's within easy distance of the park and zoo. Accommodation located in the center of the city offering free Wifi, free parking and free breakfast. Some hotels overlook Phoenix Park and are situated near Heuston train station.
Urban Park and Zoo
Phoenix Park is the largest urban enclosed park in Europe, with a Circumference of 11km (7m) and a total area of 712 hectares (1,760 acres). Situated 3km (2m) west of the city centre. Ornamental gardens, nature trails, and broad expanses of grassland, separated by avenues of trees, including oak, beech, pine, chestnut, and lime. Livestock graze peacefully on pasturelands, deer roam the forested areas, and horses romp on polo fields.
The main entrance to the Phoenix Park is at Parkgate Street. Dublin 7, near Castleknock. There is no charge to enter the Phoenix Park. The Park is split into Castleknock, Chapelizod and St James.
All roads may lead to Rome, but in Dublin a large number make a detour via (or due to) the Phoenix Park. You will be able to reach the park by Dublin Bus, head for Castleknock, the Cabra and Navan Road or Chapelizod (get off at Parkgate Street or Chapelizod Road near Islandbridge Gate). Many tour buses are routed through the park as well. The LUAS will go as far as Heuston Station, between five and ten minutes walk from the park. You can also take a local train to Ashtown Station, again a few minutes walk away. If you are using your car you will have no problem getting to the park, though finding a convenient parking space may prove challenging on weekends.
Dublin Zoo is located within the park and houses more than 700 animals and tropical birds from around the world. It's one of the oldest zoos in the world. The oldest zoo in Europe is Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna Austria. Europe's biggest zoo is Zoologischer Garten in Berlin Germany.
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Best Western Sheldon Park Hotel - ( 2.7 km from Phoenix Park of Dublin )
This hotel rests on the edge of the city; a quiet haven away from the bustle with convenient transport links into the centre of Dublin.
Park Inn Dublin - ( 3.2 km from Phoenix Park in Dublin )
Located in the heart of Smithfield Village, Dublin's new cultural quarter, this hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a prime city centre location.
Comfort Inn Granby Row - ( 3.8 km from Phoenix Park in Dublin Ireland )
Comfort Inn Granby Row is a contemporary style newly built hotel, located in the heart of Dublin City, minutes from the main shopping and sight seeing venues.