Beat the crowds and see the Book of Kells with an expert guide. Learn how it was created as well as the meaning behind its incredible illustrations.

• Receive early access to Trinity College Library.

• Admire the Book of Kells and learn about its history.

• Follow your guide through the Old Library Exhibition.

• Explore the exterior and grounds of Dublin Castle.


About The Book Of Kells & Dublin Castle Walking Tour:

Discover one of the most important highlights of Irish heritage on this early access fully guided tour. You will explore the Book of Kells' rich ornamentation, multi-layered symbolism and meaning. It is known for its world-renowned artistry, as well as its many hidden secrets and mysteries dating back to the 800 AD.

This early access tour offers visitors an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy the exhibition experience without the hustle and bustle of large crowds. Next, continue on this fascinating walking tour to explore the 13th century Dublin Castle and Gardens along medieval streets located within the original city walls of Dublin. Enjoy the history of Ireland and Dublin dramatised in extraordinary stories narrated by expert English-speaking local guides.

today Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily | Except Dec 21-31.

headset Commentary:

  • Live English-language by expert guide.

schedule Departure Times:

  • 09:15 (arrive for 09:00).
  • 15:00 (arrive for 14:45).

place Departure Point:

  • Start: Trinity College Dublin.
  • Finish: Original departure point.

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Approx. 2 Hours 30 Minutes.

cancel Exclusions:

  • Transportation to and from departure point.
  • Tour inside Dublin Castle.

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Once you've completed your purchase an electronic voucher will be sent immediately via email. Present this to the tour guide outside Trinity College Dublin (precise location included on your voucher).

You can either print the voucher out or show it on a mobile device. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the indicated tour departure time. Should it be required, your booking confirmation voucher will contain the tour operator's main contact number.


• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 24 hours in advance of the activity start time.

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