Are you visiting Dublin and looking for a hotel near Trinity College, Dublin Castle or want to stay somewhere with great access to the hustle and bustle of Dublin City Centre? Only 4 kilometres from Dublin Airport and 9 kilometres from the city centre you will find comfortable beds, delicious dining from four-star Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport.
A visit to Dublin is incomplete unless you see the beautiful and historical Trinity College. The university is Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious university. Located in vibrant Dublin City centre Trinity College was founded in 1592 and has seen some of the world’s best known scholars including Oscar Wilde, Jonathon Swift and former President Irish Mary Robinson have studied in its halls and theatres.
Traveling to Trinity College
Travelling by Bus
Simply take the complimentary airport shuttle departing outside Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport every 20 minutes 24/7 so there is no need to worry about being in a rush.
From the airport take the No. 16 bus to the city centre and Trinity College is less than a 10-minute walk from O’Connell street to College Green where the university is situated.
Travelling by Car
From the hotel drive to the city centre where you can park in Stephen’s Green shopping centre, Setanta car park or Brown Thomas car park. Please be advised that parking in the city is expensive and it is recommended you take the bus.
Trinity College Library
The library itself is a site to behold when visiting the historical grounds of Trinity. The library houses over 6 million books. Most importantly the library houses ancient Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s most historical and famous artefacts. The Book itself is a 9th century colour manuscript of the four gospels depicting the life of Jesus Christ. The book can be viewed 7 days a week and tickets can be bought at the door and cost between €9 for one adult and €22 for a family group. A slightly higher price can be paid online to avoid queues. Why not take a guided tour which encompasses the library and all of the grounds? Contact Trinity College on +353 1 896 1000.
The Science Gallery
When visiting the university there are plenty of other attractions including The Science Gallery, open since 2008, The Science Gallery is part of Trinity College and is a place where science and art collide. Many of Trinity’s students get involved here in an aim to bring science to the masses. There is no permanent collection and so the exhibitions are constantly changing with new and innovative ideas. The Science Gallery is open from midday to 8.00pm daily and can be reached on +353 1 896 4091.
The Zoological Museum
The Zoological Museum will be open again for visitors in May 2017 and there will be a new interactive experience for all.
For a wonderful day out filled with culture, history and new experiences Trinity College is without a doubt a fantastic place to visit for all and highly recommended by the team at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport.