Strolling through the rich history of Trinity College

Guide Shane Macken (second from the right) and his tour group (from the left) Ceadigh Heslin, Mihir Anand, Shona Hutchinson and Chloe Flanagan inside the Museum Building during one of the new Trinity Trails. Photo: Mark Stedman

Ella Hawkins

Visitors to Trinity College Dublin can now stroll their way through the historic campus with a series of tours.

Trinity Trails highlight the university’s rich cultural heritage by exploring spots such as the Parliament Square, Library Square, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Museum Building, Zoological Museum and Rose Garden.

Stories of the campus are told from the first days of Trinity College Dublin in 1592 to today.

“Contributors to this diverse body of stories included academics, staff, students and researchers who are passionately invested in their areas of expertise,” said the university’s chief operating officer Orla Cunningham.

She said the guided and self-guided tours offer a “rich body of stories, which are weaved together into a more intimate immersive tour of the camps”. Guided tours are led by students and alumni.

Adult tickets cost €15; a family package €50.

If you wish to see the Book of Kells and Old Library in addition to a guided tour, adult tickets cost €27 and a family packages €65.

Self-guided tours are available through the free Visit Trinity app.