Early Access: Book of Kells & Dublin Castle Tour

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  • 2.5 hours guided tour in English with expert local guide *Guaranteed skip-the-line entry *Entry to the College Treasury to view the 9th-century Book of Kells *Entry to the "Turning Darkness into Light" exhibition *Entry to the oldest vaulted library in Europ *Visit to the 16th-century Trinity College campus *Exterior tour of the 13th-century Dublin Castle *Visit to the Dublin Castle Victorian Gardens *Molly Malone Statue *Visit to the first 9th-century Viking landing spot in Dublin

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The Book of Kells was described in 11th-century archival records as 'the most precious object in the western world', and its cultural and historical value has only increased since then. Imagine being able to see it without fighting the crowds! * Join your expert local English-speaking guide and learn the facts on the ancient book's origins in the exhibition *Turning Darkness into Light*. Explore its rich ornamentation, admire its intricate symbolism, and see how the book was meticulously illustrated using a special painting technique. Your guide will also explain its meaning and merit as an artistic masterpiece. * From here you'll pay a visit to the fascinating Old Library at Trinity College, with its world-renowned vaulted Long Room, home to 200,000 of the library's oldest books. Many of these are actual historic treasures. No tour to Dublin is complete without a peek inside!

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Duration: 2h30min
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Trinity College Dublin

College Green

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