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Book of Kells and Campus Tour

DISCOVER TRINITY'S HIDDEN GEMS

75 mins

7 days a week

Historic grounds

Cafes onsite

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.

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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 Visit Trinity team. For further details contact trinitytrails@tcd.ie

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

Yes, the nearest accessible toilets for visitors are located:

Monday – Friday: The Arts Block (beside the Perch Café)

Saturday – Sunday: The Berkeley Library (inside the front door on the left)

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.

Our guided walking tours follow accessible walkways across Trinity campus. Please be advised that from time to time, there may be an area that is not entirely suitable, in which case there will simply be a slight delay on route.

The Book of Kells and Old Library (which you will enter after your campus tour) is fully wheelchair accessible. If you plan on visiting with a wheelchair, please reach out in advance by emailing us at:  trinitytrails@tcd.ie

 

 

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: Enquiries@tcd.ie

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.

Taxi
  • Ask for Trinity College, College Green entrance. Cost €30.
Bus
  • The Aircoach leaves Dublin airport every 15min, 24 hours a day. Cost: €9
  • Ask to be dropped off at Kildare Street. Walk towards Nassau Street and take the Nassau street entrance of Trinity College opposite KC Peaches/Costa Coffee.

By taxi:
  • Ask for Trinity College, College Green entrance. Cost: €15.
By tram:
  • Head to the Connolly LUAS stop or the Bus Aras LUAS stop
  • Buy a ticket to Trinity. Cost €3
  • You will need to switch from the RED LUAS line to the GREEN LUAS line at the Abbey Street LUAS stop.

By taxi:
  • Ask for Trinity College, College Green entrance. Cost: €15.
By tram:
  • Head to Hueston LUAS stop.
  • Buy a ticket to Trinity. Cost €3
  • You will need to switch from the RED LUAS line to the GREEN LUAS line at the Abbey Street LUAS stop.