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Muckross House and Gardens

Muckross House, Killarney National Park, Muckross Rd, Killarney, Co.Kerry Ireland | Muckross Rd, Killarney, Co.Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Ireland
353-64-66-31440
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Afternoon Killarney Highlights Tour
94%
Ranked #5 of 49 Attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: A beautiful 19th-century mansion with a spectacular view of the Irish countryside.
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Sneem, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

For the visitor there is nothing like this place. A big area of open woodland, walks, lakes, historic house, historic ruined abbey, a castle just along the road and in true Kerry style, good places to eat. The house is special and worth the entry fee - with a well led tour. The traditional farms are a sweetheart - especially... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We visited Muckross House almost by accident, but we are so glad that we did. Our main goal was to see the Torc waterfall, which we also managed to do - we were kindly advised by a local to take a 5 minute horse carriage ride. It was a lovely idea since it had rained the night before and the... More

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Galway, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Managed to catch the last tour as we were walking in the park. So glad we did as the tour guide , Patsy I think was her name, was excellent and gave a fascinating insight into the history of this wonderful house . Well worth the 7.50 entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a place that can be amazing on a beautiful sunny day or a grey winters day. The quiet and peacefulness is a joy to behold. Lovely views of the lakes and a chance to learn some good stories from Irish history.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This place gives you "traveler's bug" after you get back home, you just want to live here forever and walk around till theres nothing left to find within those graceful trees. It's an experience kids and adults will cherish for a lifetime. Don't miss the waterfall!

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Westmont, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Loved the gardens, even in autumn they were amazing. Took the tour of the house, thankful we did. So much history we knew nothing of.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Amazing rhododendrons, trees. A beautiful place to walk around, the ground is so amazing and beautifully landscaped. We totally enjoyed the horse ride and learnt a lot from our "driver" cum tour guide. Most memorable visit!

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Give yourself the whole day to experience everything. Take a guided tour of the house. View where Queen Victoria slept when she visited. There are fantastic walks around the gardens and national park. There is also a working old time farm. You can watch the people working the horse ploughs. There are fully furnished farmhouses with ladies baking bread using... More

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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Fast Track tour of the Tudor home by a hostess whom really didn't want to answer questions, but nonetheless, great Tudor property and a chance to "imagine" how it might have been, rich in Ireland.

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Berrien Springs, Michigan
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the Muckross House. The gardens were exquisite and the weather cooperated so it was even better. The house is beautifully kept with original furniture and a great story to go with it as well.

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