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National Aquatic Centre

The National Aquatic Centre in Dublin is one of the world’s biggest indoor water complexes and is the third most popular fee-paying attraction in Ireland.

Opened in 2003 and located next to the M50 in Blanchardstown, it is home to a 10-lane, 50-metre international standard swimming pool, top class 25-metre diving pool and seating for 2,500 spectators.

Youngsters can spend hours in the AquaZone, one of the most innovative water parks in Europe. Whether you crave extreme thrills or raging water adventures, it offers all sorts of fun-filled rides and attractions for the whole family.

There are flumes, a wave pool, lazy river and pirate ship complete with cannons and slides. If you want all-out thrills try the Flow Rider, an interactive experience combining surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, or the awesome Master Blaster. It uses award-winning technology to blast riders uphill on jetted water, with gravity doing the rest.

The centre also has a café and an award-winning health club and gymnasium. The ToneZone features all the latest resistance and cardiovascular equipment, fitness studio, dedicated spinning room, sauna, steam room and spa facilities.

The aquatic complex, which hosted the 2003 Special Olympics, forms part of the National Sports Campus, home to the Football Association of Ireland and Irish Institute of Sport.

Ireland’s elite swimmers are put through their paces at the centre, which hosted training camps for teams from 13 countries before the 2012 Olympics in London. They included the Hungarian water polo team and America’s synchronised swimmers.


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Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown €89
Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown

Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown

Blanchardstown Town Centre, Dublin, Dublin
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from National Aquatic Centre, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. St. Stephen's Green and Guinness Storehouse are also within 9 mi (15 km). Dublin Castleknock Station is 26 minutes by foot and Dublin Coolmine Station is 28 minutes.

    12th Lock Boutique Hotel
    12th Lock Boutique Hotel

    12th Lock Boutique Hotel

    Castleknock Marina, D15, Dublin
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Phoenix Park. National Aquatic Centre is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away. Dublin Castleknock Station is only a 3-minute walk and Dublin Navan Road Parkway Station is 21 minutes.

      Travelodge Dublin Phoenix Park Hotel
      Travelodge Dublin Phoenix Park Hotel

      Travelodge Dublin Phoenix Park Hotel

      Aurburn Avenue Roundabout, Navan Road, Castleknock, Dublin, Dublin
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Dublin, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and Phoenix Park. National Aquatic Centre is 2 mi (3.3 km) away. Dublin Castleknock Station is 12 minutes by foot and Dublin Navan Road Parkway Station is 13 minutes.

        Castleknock Hotel €105
        Castleknock Hotel

        Castleknock Hotel

        Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Diswellstown, Dublin
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Diswellstown hotel is located near the airport, 2 mi (3.2 km) from Phoenix Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dublin Zoo and Guinness Storehouse. Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin Castle are also within 9 mi (15 km). Dublin Coolmine Station is 16 minutes by foot.

          Park Plaza Tyrrelstown
          Park Plaza Tyrrelstown

          Park Plaza Tyrrelstown

          Church Rd, Dublin, County Fingal
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Dublin, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from National Aquatic Centre and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo are also within 9 miles (15 km).

            Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown €71
            Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

            Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

            Church Road, Tyrrelstown, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Dublin
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from National Aquatic Centre and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo are also within 9 miles (15 km).

              Deerpark Lodge €59
              Deerpark Lodge

              Deerpark Lodge

              Castleknock Rd, Dublin, County Dublin
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Dublin, this guesthouse is within 3 miles (5 km) of Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo and Kilmainham Gaol Historical Museum. Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and National Aquatic Centre are also within 3 miles (5 km). Dublin Ashtown Station is 22 minutes by foot and Dublin Navan Road Parkway Station is 24 minutes.

                Double Room With Private Bathroom - Homestay
                Double Room With Private Bathroom - Homestay

                Double Room With Private Bathroom - Homestay

                8 Rathborne Place, Dublin, County Dublin
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Dublin, this romantic guesthouse is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Phoenix Park and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Dublin Zoo. Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and Glasnevin Cemetery are also within 3 miles (5 km). Dublin Ashtown Station is 8 minutes by foot and Dublin Navan Road Parkway Station is 26 minutes.