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Killarney National Park

Killarney, Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 63 attractions in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks
Activities: Walking, Biking
Traveler Description: There are loads of glorious areas to explore within the park: From Ross Castle one can take a boat (go with a local boatman for an informative... more »
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San Francisco, CA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

As everyone notes, really beautiful lakes and mountains---we stayed within walking distance and just walked/hiked into the park to Muckross House- lots of nice turnoffs near the lake and Abbey,etc. The kids loved the walk.

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Newport, Gwent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Free to park, free to enter there is so much to see and we only really ventured into the Mucklow House and Ross Island parts. Large grassy areas, lake side beach, formal gardens and fantastic views and walks. Boat trips and Jaunting car rides also available.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

loved the park 2nd visit to Muckross House this time visited the farm as well loved the whole day do get a coffee and panini we sat outside overlooking the rose garden if you like history you will love this park

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were in Killarney at Festival time, it was heaving with coaches. We drove as far as Ladies View, stopped for coffee then returned to Killarney to attend the dancing in the streets. There were so many visitors this weekend which made it a little difficult getting around. We did however enjoy what we had seen.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We couldn't take enough pictures to capture the beauty of the park. We took the Gap of Dunloe tour through the park, starting with a boat tour of the five lakes and then a jaunting cart ride over the hills and through the Gap.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were on a bus tour of Ireland when we stopped three nights in Killarney. We took a horse and carriage ride into the National Park. The driver was very entertaining. We arrived at the end of a lake and then boarded a boat for a tour of the lake. When ended up at Muckross Estate where we toured the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

So many amazing views. Queen Victoria had it right, by the way, the Ladies View is simply stunning. We spend and hour there and then traced our way around the park always trying to figure out where we were relative to the view. Just a wonderful, wonderful day spent driving from vista to vista and walking down trails and up... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We didn't do the Ring of Kerry, since we were traveling without a car. Instead, we bussed from Galway to Killarney (under three hours), rented bikes, and did a number of spots in Killarney National Park. It's one of the most beautiful places in Ireland, full of mountains, lakes, bike and hiking trails, horse-drawn carriages, beaches, swimming, nature walks, bird... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful jaunting cart ride through beautiful scenery and historic buildings. Ross Castle was stunning to visit.

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you go off the tourist areas this park is so amazing but explore areas that are not full of visitors. Any locals will advise you if you specify you want to get away from usual spots. Try climbing strike nor manger ton mountain if you are up to it. It's free and beautiful scexnery

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