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Ring of Kerry

N70/N71, Ireland
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Ranked #34 of 267 attractions in County Kerry
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Driving, Walking, Golfing
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After reading all the review about how you should drive counter clockwise, I was scared. But I'm glad we didn't listen to them because it was no big deal. The only reason not to do it clockwise is if you aren't a confident driver or not comfortable with your rental car. There are some tight areas, but they were between... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a great way to spend a day hopping from beach to strand to glen to shoreline! We loved it! Suggest you do it clockwise to stay out of the way of tour busses, and groups of tourists. The lobster bistro/pub is a must-stop along the way (Waterville), see my review of it...

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Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

So much was written about tour buses in regards to this review... after touring Ireland for 10 days, I just want to say, forget avoiding tour buses, forget avoiding bicyclists... if you are somewhere beautiful, they will be too, so just relax and enjoy yourself. The owner of our B&B stated that it was silly to go clockwise as the... More

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Perth, Australia
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112 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We spent the day travelling the ring of Kerry, visiting a number of stops along the way. The scenery is great so many stops are required. The fort at Staigue was well worth visiting, easy to get to well sign posted. There were numerous other well worthwhile stops as well. The traffic was quite OK for the day, not many... More

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Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had heard about the Ring of skerry but did not expect it to be all it was. Stunning, beautiful, amazing, incredible, green, green, green! The road is a bit treacherous at points but so worth the trip. Rent a car. The buses are too big and too awkward. You will see so much variety and beauty. Make the Ring... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I've driven the Ring twice now and always follow the signs, which have you going in a counterclockwise route. Proceeding this way will put you behind all the tour buses, so I suggest driving the Ring in a clockwise pattern. The only gotcha is that the Ring Signs only face the suggested route, so you'll just need to check for... More

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Drove around the ring of Kerry in an anticlockwise direction and only saw one coach in the whole day. With a car, you can go off the main N70 road and see some of the little gems that are not accessible by the coaches. We took the ferry over to Valencia Island with the car and enjoyed the slate quarry,... More

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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56 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We rented a car and drove the ring ourselves. It was easy to do. No need for GPS, there are great signs along the way. We started our journey from Killarney at around 9:30 am and returned around 9:30pm. Long day of driving. There are lots of places to stop and explore castles and enjoy wonderful views. Prepare yourself for... More

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Houston
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We loved driving the Ring of Kerry. The views, coast, castles, restaurants, etc. will take most of the day to drive if you take your time. Absolutely stunning drive. HOWEVER, being from the US and driving on the left side, steering wheel on the right, standard transmission, TINY roads, and the rain, made it a very stressful drive. I would... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

When you see a movie clip where people in Ireland are stopping their cars due to sheep traffic, you usually think, "Well, okay, but that only happens in the movies." OR if you are driving the Ring of Kerry! (Yes, we did literally have to wait on sheep!) The drive is harrowing you do it yourself, but it is also... More

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