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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 64 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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Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a quick stop at the Muckross House and Gardens on our CIE tour of Ireland. The grounds are just beautiful, so scenic and green. The view from the house of the gardens and lake are just amazing. The tour was informative, not too long, enough to get a feel for what the house was about. It was nice... More

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West Sussex
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

While a visit to the House is informative, enjoyable and interesting, for us the real attraction are the gardens. It is such a shame that so few people, relative to the numbers visiting the House, go no farther that a few minutes walk into the gardens. They are excellent. The only slight criticism is in relation to the catering. The... More

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Warren
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed walking the grounds and taking pictures of the house and small rose garden. Hike to the falls should have been better marked and distance given from the house. It proved to be quite a trek.

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Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We used the Big Red Bus to get here giving us plenty of time to take a guided tour of the house (well worth doing). taking a jaunting car to the old chapel and then onto the waterfall. this was followed by lunch and a stroll around the beautiful grounds

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Windermere, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We did not tour the house, but the grounds were beautiful and worth visiting. Take a walk down to the lake and look back.

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Mundelein, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved seeing the house with all the wonderful furnishings! It's a guided tour which is great but the group was a little too large. It made it hard to hear sometimes and there weren't many opportunities to ask questions. It was wonderful to see all the furnishings and see how the rooms would have been used in that time. The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We came to the castle just as it was closing but got a ride from an older gentleman (can't remember his name!) and his horse, Susie. He made sure we had blankets and took us to a waterfall. He told us so many stories about growing up in Killarney, his life and the history of the town. I'm so glad... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Muckross House, a beautiful mansion that gives you an idea of what life was like for the wealthy in the nineteenth century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Myself and my husband did the tour of the house. It was very interesting. Our guide Roisin brought the entire house to life with her wonderful stories. I could imagine the servants fetching and carrying. I could also imagine Queen Victoria walking around. There are seats in every room so you can have a rest if need be. We had... More

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Maryville, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A little disappointed. The tour was very good, but I thought the house would have been more grand on the inside. Landscape around house was gorgeous.

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