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Ring of Kerry

N70/N71, Ireland
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Ranked #34 of 268 attractions in County Kerry
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Driving, Walking, Golfing
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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My most favorite attraction in Ireland next to Cliffs of Moher. We took a bus tour from our hotel. Started at 10am and were back in the hotel around 6pm. Several quick stops. Wish we had more time at different stops, but it was all rush rush. Over all great experience. We would not have had time to cover all... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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162 reviews 162 reviews
32 attraction reviews
304 helpful votes 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful drive; we went by our own (rented)car. Followed Rick Steve's book and suggestions, did almost everything he recommended. Taking the side road to see the circle fort at Leacanabuaile was an adventure. Not a road, but a sheep trail, barefull fit our micro-mini, but was a two laned road. Lots of backing up, squeezing by, and folding in mirrors.... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
48 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We drove around the ring of Kerry whilst touring Ireland . The roads are very winding with quite a few bad bends so just drive carefully . The views were lovely and we stopped many times to take photos so it took us about 4 hours. There area lot of places that you can stop at along the way for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The ring of Kerry is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. Breathtaking. The debate ranges on as to whether to drive clockwise or not....quite honestly I don't think it really matters. There are plenty of spots to pull off to take pictures, grab a bite or just take a break. The road is narrow and full of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I drove around the Ring of Kerry, and while it took all day, it was well worth it. The varying terrain is beautiful. There are plenty of places to pull off to rest, eat, take pictures, etc. There are a lot of blind curves in the road, and the speed at which you can safely drive changes... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Found Slea Head or Connor Pass to be far superior, long drive on winding roads with few views. We were hoping for more cliff views.

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Any time, any direction, this is unmissable! JUST GET ON & go you can't go wrong. We left from Killarney around 12:30 pm on Mon, traveled clockwise (opposite tour buses) in rental. Had several days practice with back roads so my man was getting good at this. Roads we trickiest between Killarney & Ladies View; from there actually not bad.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Here's a great tip for you. I stumbled upon it myself on Saturday. When making the 5-6 hour drive from Dublin to Kerry, you need to stop for breaks. I'm not a big fan of taking massive detours to get food, so I like to stay near the main road. When driving from Dublin to Kerry, take your first stop... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Jaw dropping scenery around every bend? check Amazing views of hills, mountains and the ocean? check Will you ever want to leave this stunning area? Probably not This is a must, we did it (the route) the wrong way round, was incredible backwards too!

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Cork, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The best way to see the ring of kerry is in your own car and spend a night or two in one of the little towns on the loop (we stayed in Waterville). Having your own car means you can dictate the pace and leave the defined route to explore some of the beautiful places around the ring (Valentia island... More

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