St Stephen's Green, Dublin
Probably Ireland's best known Victorian public park, St Stephen's Green is in Dublin city centre, adjacent to one of Dublin's main shopping streets, Grafton Street. It is the largest (22 acres) of the parks in Dublin's main Georgian squares and is often referred to as Stephen's Green. It is open all year and the gates are open according to daylight hours.
The grounds are rectangular and are centred on a formal garden. In the north west corner of this central area there is a garden for the visually impaired with scented plants that can withstand handling - all labelled in Braille. St Stephen's Green has colourful flowerbeds, wonderful tree lined walks, shrubberies, herbaceous borders and an ornamental lake.
Stephen's Green is a very popular place to relax and spend time having lunch, watching the passing crowds, feeding the ducks or just spending time in the sunshine. It is an ideal place to take a break after a long tiring day of walking, shopping or sightseeing. The popular bandstand is still the focal point for free daytime lunchtime concerts in summer.
Hotel accommodation in and around St Stephen's Green gives visitors the opportunity to explore the numerous cultural, historical and leisure attractions in the vicinity of this leading Dublin location.
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