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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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Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens. Beautiful view. Great big house! We didn't tour the farm. The tour of the house was interesting and informative and I'm glad we did it, but very much like any big home you would tour. What I really liked was the gift shop. The people there were very helpful and were the first to share the Irish Horizon... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

So I realize it sounds ridiculous but this was probably my favorite birthday stop. It was like stepping into a real life Downton Abbey, which would be the equivalent of Disney for me. The house is STUNNING. Our tour guide was fantastic. She was wonderful to my daughters and provided us with lots of interesting facts about the history of... More

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Let me be honest. We got lucky and the three of us (two adults, one teenager) were on a tour of five people so we got to ask a lot of questions and take out time in the house. Wonderful building. The grounds are amazing. You could spend a couple of days just walking through them. Did I mention the... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There is so much for a family to do at Muckross. We did the traditional farm tour as well as the guided tour of the house itself. With young kids you do need the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon for the house - but it is well worth the visit. The farm tour is great for the... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We didn't actually go into the house, but we met a guide on the grounds who took us to see flowers and plants, and basically lead us through the surrounding trails on a nature hike for two hours. Then we came back, had lunch in the Muckross Cafe, and then biked around the lake for two hours. The grounds, though,... More

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Arrecife, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

There is a working farm to visit which is fascinating and you can take a trip in a horse and carriage. Highly recommended

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful estate. So much to see and do for all ages including boat ride, cycling, pony and trap ride and the beautiful lake around which it all takes place.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Muckross House is quite a beautiful building. But more importantly, the grounds are fantastic. The building is on a lake and several beautiful acres. Take a horse and buggy ride around the grounds or a boat ride in the lake. Most spectacular is the hike around the lake to Torc mountain. You can hike to Torc waterfall which is... More

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cork
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Did the tour of muckross house and enjoyed it do much. Great tour guide and loved the stories especially about queen Victoria staying.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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