Guests staying at any of the business traveler or family friendly discount hotels in Dublin near Phoenix Park will have easy access to this huge urban park facility. The fully enclosed park is a massive 1,760 acres in size, with a perimeter distance of seven miles. Inside the park are beautiful landscaped areas, playgrounds, open areas for games and relaxing and also ornamental gardens, nature trails and polo and soccer fields.
Visitors to Phoenix Park can expect to see livestock grazing in the park as well as wild animals such as rabbits, squirrels and deer. Originally dating back to 12th century, Phoenix Park had been a hunting park for many centuries before being opened to the public in 1745. From the budget hotels near Phoenix Park in Dublin, the Papal Cross, the Wellington Monument and the Ashtown Castle may all be visible. The Phoenix Park Visitor Center, located at Ashtown Castle, provides information on all the events happening in the park as well as the amazing history of the area.