The Long Room in Trinity College is the source of heaps of web-related wanderlust.
It could be down to its uncanny likeliness to the Hogwarts library in the Harry Potter series or due to the fact that it closely resembles a set from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (Trinity college actually considered suing Lucas Film).
Built between 1712 and 1732, the Long Room is packed with over 200,000 of the library’s oldest books.
If you’re planning on visiting or if you just fancy a nosy inside – here’s a handful of photos to fuel the imagination.
1 – Welcome to the Long Room in Trinity College, Dublin
2 – “The most beautiful room full of the oldest books that smell amazing”
3 – Hanging with Plato, Aristotle and Shakespeare
4 – The room was built between 1712 and 1732
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5 – Home to one of the few remaining copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic
6 – The Long Room houses 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books
7 – In 1860 the roof was raised to accommodate an upper gallery
8 – 14 busts line the room from the famous sculptor Pieter Scheemakers
9 – “Smells as good as it looks”
10 – *insert light saber noises here*
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11 – The barrel-vaulted ceiling and upper gallery were both added in 1860
12 – A bookworms dream
13 – Books as far as the eye can see.
14 – The stunning barrel-vaulted ceiling came post 1860
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15 – The beautiful spiral staircase