Located in the heart of Dublin city, at the foot of Grafton Street, the prestigious college is just a convenient 20 minutes’ walk from The Marker Hotel.
Home to the world-famous manuscript, the Book of Kells, Trinity College is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Ireland and therefore a must to include on your itinerary when you visit Dublin.
Offering exceptional service and hospitality in luxurious surroundings, The Marker Hotel serves as an ideal base when exploring the city of Dublin with your family, partner or friends. Located in the vibrant Docklands area, The Marker Hotel boasts 187 comfortable rooms, ranging from superior and deluxe rooms to luxurious suites.
Visit the award-winning Brasserie restaurant to avail of The Marker Hotel’s various fine dining options throughout the day, ranging from a light bite to a delicious 3 course menu. After a long day exploring Trinity College and discovering the Book of Kells, indulge yourself with exquisite drinks at The Marker Bar or enjoy the stunning 360° view and sunset over Dublin from our Rooftop Bar & Terrace before getting a good night’s sleep in luxurious comfort.
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The Book of Kells is one of the world’s most famous medieval manuscripts which was written in Latin text by monks around the year 800 AD. The 680-page manuscript contains the four gospels of the life of Jesus Christ and is beautifully illustrated with abstract decorations as well as carefully coloured sketches.
The 9th Century book has been displayed in The Old Library at Trinity College since the mid-19th Century, making it one of Europe’s longest standing exhibitions. Attracting more than 500,000 visitors every year, this medieval manuscript is without a doubt one of Ireland’s greatest cultural treasures.
The Book of Kells exhibition is a must-see for every Dublin visitor. Tickets are available for purchase online as well as at the ticket desk in Trinity College.
May – September
Monday to Saturday: 8:30am – 17pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 17pm
October – April
Monday to Saturday: 9:30am – 17pm
Sunday: 12pm – 16.30pm
Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin city and explore 47 acres of cobbled squares and green spaces which are surrounded by magnificent Georgian and modern buildings.
Established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth l of England, Trinity College is the oldest and most prestigious university in Ireland. Trinity is internationally recognised for its strong tradition of academic excellence and transformative student experience. Every year, around 20,000 students from all over Ireland and the world attend the university for courses, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which are divided into three faculties (humanities, science and medical) and 25 schools. In the past, many famous thought leaders studied at Trinity College such as Oscar Wilde, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Beckett.
Despite the fact that the university is located right in the centre of Dublin city, on College Green, you’ll be surprised and amazed by the calmness and tranquillity of this place when stepping through the front gate of Trinity College - a true oasis to help you relax and reenergise.
The campus offers numerous points of interest for visitors, including the Science Gallery, Zoological Museum, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Samuel Beckett Theatre and Oscar Wilde Centre, as well as one of the most beautiful and impressive libraries in the world. The Old Library building was constructed in the 18th Century and houses the Book of Kells exhibition as well as the Long Room where over 200,000 of the college’s oldest books are showcased in magnificent oak cases.
If you’re interested in learning more about the college’s history, buildings and traditions, you can take part in a guided tour. All tours are provided by Authenticity Tours and last for approximately 35 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk at the front gate. There are also combination tickets available which give you admission to the Book of Kells exhibition in the Old Library.
The easiest way to get to Trinity College and see the Book of Kells is on foot as it is located just 1.7 km from The Marker Hotel.
Our friendly receptionists will be delighted to provide you with detailed directions on how to get to Trinity College on foot.
The closest bus stop “Grand Canal Dock, Pearse Street” (Stop Number: 353) is just a 3-minute walk from The Marker Hotel. You can either take the Dublin Bus #1 which will drop you beside Trinity College at “Westmoreland Street” or #56 and 77a which will stop directly in front of the university at “College Green”.
Trinity College Dublin