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Book of Kells and Campus Tour


  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Times: Departing every 30 minutes from 9am. Last tour 3pm.
  • Meeting point: The bell tower in Trinity’s Front Square.
  • How to get there: Enter Trinity College through the front gate on College Green and step in to Front Square. You will see the bell tower directly ahead in the middle of the square.

Uncover all that Trinity has to offer with the Book of Kells and Campus Tour.

Take an immersive guided walking tour through the rich cultural heritage of Trinity College Dublin. Learn about world famous alumni, discover ancient buildings and get an insight in to the cutting-edge innovations of Ireland’s leading University

The tour route takes in Trinity’s 47-acre campus, bringing its leafy, cobblestone squares to life with insider access and insights. 

Your ticket includes admission to the Book of Kells and Old Library, where your tour guide will leave you after your campus walking tour is complete.

Stepping in to the Old Library, is an awe-inspiring experience, which includes a close up look at 1,200 year old Book of Kells and access to the Long Room which is filled with 200,000 of Trinity’s most ancient books.

Online booking is recommended, since this is a timed experience there is no guarantee that a slot will be available on your arrival to Trinity campus.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, except at the absolute discretion of the Old Library and The Book of Kells.

Yes, the tours are suitable for families. Please advise, children must be supervised at all times. 

There are toilet facilities available in Front Square (where your tour commences) and in Fellow Square (where you tour finishes)

This timed experience that starts in Front Square at the specific time-slot that you book. Your visit to the Book of Kells and Old Library will take place after your tour through Trinity’s 47 acre campus.

Tours of Trinity campus can only be conducted through Trinity’s official tour guides and by authorized staff of the University. For further information email:

Photographs are permitted across Trinity campus. However, tripods are not permitted.

Photographs are permitted in the Book of Kells Exhibition and in the Long Room. However, flash photography is not permitted in the Old Library.

Photos of the Book of Kells itself are not permitted.

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