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Ilnacullin (Garnish Island)

| Bantry Bay, Glengarriff, Ireland
413-596-5464
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Glengarriff
Type: Islands, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Bathurst, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The gardens are lovely especially the Italian and walled gardens and it was cool having the tower to climb. Expensive by the time you add on the boat ride. 40 euros for a family of 4.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Garnish Island was a nice surprise, and our group spent an enjoyable several hours exploring the beautiful gardens there. The boat trip out was also fun, with the sea lions bobbing around and looking at us inquisitively.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went to Garinish Island by the ferry. Only took 15 mins to get across, but it was lovely. We saw the seals. Once on the Island we went round the gardens. Everything was well sign posted so you didn't miss anything. The staff for the ferry and on the Island were really friendly and very helpful. Would recommend that if... More

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Garnish Island is somewhere I have always wanted to see and it did not disappoint. It is such a gem and is a real treat for both children and adults alike. The boat trip out to the island is also part of the experience, watching the seals laze about on the rocks in the bay. Although we didn't have the... More

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely garden and a great view of the seals en route. The boat trip is very calm and good value even if you are not a great one for getting into small boats.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A short boat trip to the island which is well worth the visit. You can see seals basking in the sun on the way over and we were fortunate enough to see a Sea Eagle!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went here yesterday and had a lovely time. On recommendation of other reviewers we drove past the heavily advertised Blue boats in the centre of town to the harbour which is a couple of minutes drive at the southern end if the town. Glad we did - the staff were so friendly and helpful and there was plenty of parking... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Take the pleasant boat trip out to the island. On the way the skipper slowed down so we could see the seals on the rocks. The island itself is a grand walk around a beautifully landscaped paradise. Well worth the visit. Beautiful plants, constructions and exquisite views at several points. A nice stroll around with the self-guided brochure made it... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was so excited about seeing the gardens on Garnish Island after all that I had read about them in the guide books, but they turned out to be a big disappointment. I'm sure at one time they were lovely, but they have not been kept up and we have certainly seen many other better gardens in our travels.

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Kailua Kona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A short boat ride takes you back in time. The grounds of this old estate are beautifully maintained. This is a flower lovers paradise. As an added bonus the 10 minute boat ride takes you by a local harem of seals. The view back to the village and surrounding areas is beautiful.

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