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Your tour of the Book of Kells, Trinity College’s library, and Dublin Castle meets in the front of Trinity College in central Dublin.

First your guide takes you through the college’s library, exploring the area known as the Long Room that's lined with books and statue busts of famous masters of science, literature, and art.

Afterward, it’s on to the Book of Kells exhibit, where you beat the crowds and head in right away. Hear a detailed rundown of the book and why it’s so important to Irish culture. Once you reach the actual book, take as long as you’d like to look over its pages.

Your last stop for this tour is Dublin Castle. Walk around the grounds and the gardens as you learn more about Emerald Isle culture.

Your tour ends at the Castle, close to public transport and other fun areas to explore.
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The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin Castle
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Avoid waiting in long lines at the Book of Kells—one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage dating back to the ninth century—with this early-access tour. Meet at the easy-to-find Trinity College in central Dublin, and set off listening to the elaborate history from a guide who unlocks secret mysteries of the book. End your tour at Dublin Castle where your guide dives even deeper into Irish culture and heritage.
  • Beat the usual crowds with early access to the Book of Kells
  • Scan the Book of Kells at your own pace, without being rushed 
  • Hear hidden mysteries and secrets about the book from the guide 
  • Tour Trinity College’s library and Dublin Castle, learning about each spot 
  • Choose from multiple departure times to fit your busy sightseeing schedule
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Reviewed yesterday
Good Tour, good guide

First into viewing room with ample time to view. Remaining sites on tour very interesting. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Sylvia I Anders... A
Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing tour guide

We were fortunate enough to have Neil as our tour guide. This guy was amazing. He was a wealth of information, talked all the time. he had interesting stories, tips about Dublin and he even sang at one stop. if i go back to Dublin,...More

Thank N4080INkevinl
Reviewed 1 week ago
Knowledgeable, fun guide and tour!

Our guide was a wealth of information which really made the tour. It's something we could have done on our own but would have never appreciated what we were seeing without our tour guide's experience and knowledge...that really made it fun..and I have two kids,...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun and informative tour!

Neil was the perfect guide for this tour. He kept us well entertained while weaving Irish history throughout this tour. Long walk from Trinity College to Dublin Castle, but well worth it to learn about different places along the way! Definitely recommend.

Thank GWRAtlanta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great guide but disappointing tour!

Let me start by saying our tour guide Phil was great, funny and very knowledgeable. With that said, we were very disappointed with this tour. To start, this is NOT an early access tour. That is false advertising. We waited in line with everyone else...More

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Response from Val_Putnam_County | Reviewed this property |
the tour runs between 2;30 and 3 hours. It covers much more than the Book of Kels.. You get the visit the Trinity Library and campus, then a walk through several points of interest in Dublin. we felt it was time well spent.
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29 May 2018|
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We walked around the outside and went into one room. I'm not sure why, maybe we weren't allowed to see more of the interior.
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