Ashtown Castle is adjacent to the Phoenix Park visitor centre, the buildings having received extensive renovation and refurbishment in recent years. The structure showcases displays of the local wildlife, birds and plant life in a lively manner, with audio demonstrations of the sounds the creatures make. What’s more, the centre also tells the story of how the countryside that became Phoenix Park evolved over the thousands of years since humans first inhabited the area.
The completely restored tower house confers further atmosphere to the tranquillity that so often envelops walkers and tourists who decide to stroll upon Phoenix Park’s ample grounds. The term ‘castle’ was at first informal (the building started out as a house erected about 300 years ago) but it soon stuck. It’s also a handy term for tourists to identify the visitor area, which also offers tours by request on an hourly basis.
|Ashdown Castle, Nunciature Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8, D08 X6X3, Ireland.
|+353 1 677 0095