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National Botanic Gardens - Things to Know Before Visiting

Glasnevin, Dublin 9, D09 VY63, Ireland

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About National Botanic Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens is a botanical garden in Glasnevin, 5 km north-west of Dublin city centre, Ireland.The 19.5 hectares are situated between Glasnevin Cemetery and the River Tolka where it forms part of the river's floodplain. They house approximately 20,000 living plants and many millions of dried plant specimens. There are several architecturally notable greenhouses.

Attractions Near National Botanic Gardens

Guinness Storehouse
Guinness Storehouse3.54km from National Botanic Gardens

Guinness Storehouse is a tourist attraction at St. James's Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. Since opening in 2000, it has received over twenty million visitors. Guinness Storehouse building was once the fermentation plant of the brewery. Today it offers a Guinness experience. As you make your way through the space, explore the ingredients, history and culture that tell the Guinness story.

St Doulagh's Church
St Doulagh's Church7.77km from National Botanic Gardens

St Doulagh's Church was previously home to a Medieval monastic settlement. St Doulagh, who was a hermit, founded the monastic settlement in the 7th century at this site. It is the oldest stone-roofed church still in use in Ireland and it is located in Kinsealy. The original portion of the building is 48 feet by 18 feet, with a double roof of rough stone set with cement. The original walls are three feet thick. The battlemented square tower was added in the 15th Century.

Dundrum Castle
Dundrum Castle8.99km from National Botanic Gardens
Sutton Strand
Sutton Strand9.19km from National Botanic Gardens

Sutton is a residential suburb on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. It occupies the tombolo which links Howth Head to the mainland, some of the lower slopes of Howth Hill, and a little of the adjacent coasts. The area lies within the jurisdiction of Fingal County Council. There is a small commercial core at the Sutton Cross road intersection.

Ward River Valley Park
Ward River Valley Park9.71km from National Botanic Gardens

Ward River Valley Park is a park in Ireland and has an elevation of 23 metres. Ward River Valley Park is situated west of The Old Vicarage, close to Kim Archibold Memorial. There are viewing points, picnic sites and sports pitches, Swords Town Park which includes a playground and tennis courts and Swords Castle forms part of this park.

Swords Round Tower
Swords Round Tower9.98km from National Botanic Gardens

The Swords Round Tower dates from the 9th century and marks the site of an old monastery founded by St. Colmcille in the year 560 A.D. St. Colmcille blessed the local well of clear water, thus giving the town it's name 'Sord' meaning clear or pure. It is also reputed that the bodies of Brian Boru and his son Murrough rested here after the Battle of Clontarf when they were on their way to Armagh for burial.

Where is National Botanic Gardens

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County Kildare is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Leinster and is part of the Mid-East Region. It is the eighth largest of Leinster's twelve counties in size, and second largest in terms of population.