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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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Ranked #6 of 63 attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, History Museums
Description: A beautiful 19th-century mansion with a spectacular view of the Irish countryside.
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful example of historic architecture and history, giving real insight on how both the wealthy and the common lived; each having joys and struggles very different from each other. The original owners of the home all but bankrupted themselves in order to accommodate a visit from the queen. Though she was quite pleased, and the family fully... More

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United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place, walk around the grounds and lake or visit the house. Visited by Queen Victoria. Lots to see, but give restaurant a miss - especially the sandwiches! Coffee tasteless. If driving from Killarney town, you will see the horse and carts first on right, who will ask if you want a lift, if not drive further down, next... More

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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

You dont have to tour the House to experience this place. The House and gardens get 5 stars from me, the house tour would only get 3 stars. Kids wont like the tour, and to be fair its only ok, but the gardens more than make it for it. On top of that its a great base to rest and... More

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SAO PAULO
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You can spend hours here, walking in the splendid gardens and doing the guided tour, which I highly recommend. The house has the spirit of those who lived there or visited them, like Queen Victoria. The mansion is so well placed in that scenery. There's a very good infrastructure for eating and buying souveniers. Must see attraction in Ireland.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The tour of the house was well run and the tour guide was knowledgeable. The tour of the farm was unguided which was good because it gave us the chance to walk and wander, after a day in the car. There were many things we did not do, such as the jaunty tours of the park

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Every year we go to Killarney. It's just a beautiful place. We always go to Muckross House for a walk around the gardens, browse the shop and grab a bite to eat. It's one busy place but the food is great and the tables are cleared quickly. The restaurant/cafe seems well managed. The shop has a great tourist selection of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to see here. You have the farm, which is good for children and adults. Then there is the house and gardens. The gardens are beautiful and the house is great. Buy a combined ticket for the house and farm. It does save you money. Well worth the trip.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We'll kept home with much to see. Excellent gardens and paths to walk as well. Glad we took the time to tour the home.

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Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best locations possible. Its in the national park in Killarney and is some of the best scenery you can find in the country. We did some walks around the park and its just gorgeous. The tour of the house is very interesting and nice to see the servant areas downstairs as well. Also stumbled upon... More

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SF Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We wanted to tour the house as we live in California near the other Bourn property, Filoli. The house was grand with a lot of Irish history before the Bourns purchased it for their daughter. The gardens are gorgeous and very expansive. What a view from that house! The gift shop on the property was one of the best we... More

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