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“Secret Garden Tea room” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gleninchaquin

Gleninchaquin
Bonane, Kenmare, Ireland
353-64-84235
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Ranked #5 of 33 things to do in Kenmare
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Tullamore, Ireland
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“Secret Garden Tea room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A gem - but like other reviewers stated the guide seemed to want to keep it a secret! Most relaxing, welcoming and friendly home. The Gleninchaquin along with the Tea Rooms definitely worth a visit and the 5 mile drive off the main road. You will not want to leave.

Visited August 2014
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Cork, Ireland
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“Beautiful location, but pricey!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The prices on the website were different to the prices we were charged when we arrived and it was quite expensive. It's located very far off the main road so be prepared for a windy, dangerous road.
It's absolutely stunning though and well worth the trip. Such amazing views! I've been once and I don't think il go again (there are many more beautiful places to walk for free) but it was worth seeing!

Visited July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“This place is run by vultures”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was my worst tourist experience in the 10 years I've been traveling Ireland far and wide. From afar, the place looks idyllic, but if you take the road heading that way be sure you want to stay to explore the park, cause suddenly the public road ends, and you have no way to turn your car around without touching the entrance to the property where these vulture of a man and woman will run after your car and ambush you trying to extort an entrance fee for a park you have not yet entered in the rudest, most bullish manner, getting hands inside your car windows and almost wanting to force you out of the car. It was a really frightening experience and I would hate for anybody else to get caught there unawares and have to go through that.

Visited August 2014
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Dublin , Ireland
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“Top class - worth the drive & €6 entry fee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went to Gleninchaquin on friends recommendation. A good drive from Kenmare but worth it . The €6 entry fee also worth it with bearing in mind how well the owners maintain the entire estate. Did the red walk with our dog on a lead - c. 90 minutes plus . Fantastic views. There are longer walks - you can also do nothing and just sit there breathing in the fresh air ! Be sure to return by the river walk. We brought our own picnic.

Visited August 2014
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“Impressive views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is a series of graded loop walks around/by a waterfall. We tried 2 of them and they were very good. Timings were accurate and the signage easy to follow. The big thing here is the scenery. You are at the top of a series of mountain lakes that lead down to the Atlantic. Like all of the area, the peace and quiet make such a welcome change to the noise that comes at us from all sides these days.

Access is from the Kenmare to Lauragh/Castletownbere road and cost us each €5 to enter. In our view it proved to be good value. The place has an Alpine feel to it.
The location is up in the mountains and the drive from the main road up [15 mins – though it feels longer] is the nearest thing to off-roading you can get, while staying on tarmac. Might be as well to drive up before 1pm and back down after 2pm to keep with the main traffic flows and save you some vehicle passing manoeuvres.
The gatekeeper can seem gruff, but is as pleasant to you, as you are to him. We found him grand.
There is a lovely little tea house near the car park. Eileen & Tom’s apple tart & ice cream provided the ideal end to our hill climbing.

Visited August 2014
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