Phoenix Park Visitor Centre - Ashtown Castle
Address: Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Telephone No: +353 1 6770095
Fax No: +353 1 6726454
Please note: The phones at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre are currently down. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
November - April: Open Wed - Sun. 9.30am - 17.30pm
May - October: Open daily 10am - 17.45pm
Average Length of Visit: 1 hour. Last admission 1 hour before closing
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VISITOR CENTRE MAY BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT SHORT NOTICE. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT MAY BE CAUSED.
The Victorian Kitchen Walled Garden, beside the Visitor Centre, is under restoration and is open to the public daily from 10.00 - 17.00.
Audio Visual, Exhibitions, toilets, car/coach park
Restaurant/Tearooms: Coffee Shop and Restaurant
A lively and entertaining exhibition on the history and the wildlife of the Phoenix Park is on display in the Visitor Centre. Here the visitor can enjoy a historical interpretation of the park from 3500 B.C. to the present day and can also view an audio-visual presentation on the Phoenix Park through the ages. Adjoining the Visitor Centre is the fully restored Ashtown Castle, a medieval tower house that probably dates from the 17th century. There is also a restaurant in the grounds of the Visitor Centre. The Centre is sign-posted from the Phoenix Monument.
For full details of our event schedule please see www.phoenixpark.ie
Áras an Uachtaráin is open Saturdays only. Free admission tickets are issued at The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on the day. Group and/or advance booking is not possible. Closed 24-26 December. Guided Tours: 10.15 - 16.00 Summer: 10.30 - 15.30 Winter. (one hour). For confirmation phone 00353 1 6777129
Bus Route(s): Bus 37, 38, 39 and 70 from Hawkins Street to the Halfway House Roundabout on Navan Road. Enter the park by the Ashtown Gate, walk approx. 190 metres to the T-junction and turn left, walk for about 10 mins until you reach the building on your left, the pathway on the right-hand side leads you towards the trees and the back gate of Ashtown Castle. Bus No. 46A from O'Connell Street to NCR Gate (30 min walk from Gate).
Location: 4km from centre of Dublin in the Phoenix Park, signposted from the Phoenix Monument.
Maximum number: 30 - 40
Duration: 1 hour
Leaflet/Guide book: English.
Seasonal Events: Please check at site using contact details listed above
Photography / Video allowed: Yes - At Visitor Centre and Ashtown Castle. Permission required for commercial purposes
Additional Information: Access for people with disabilities. Lift available