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Address: Lauragh | 1.6km (1 mile) off R571, Kenmare Co Kerry, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 64 6683588
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Half day jaunt

Despite the drizzle this was an interesting place to visit for a quiet wander. Take time to soak up the peace and quiet especially near the water. The tree ferns large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2016
Martin S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Derreen Gardens on our family holiday and walked around some of the different routes. There are short routes and longer routes through natural woodland with beautiful views of the coastline and mountains. Although we didn't see any on our visit, there are apparently, deer in the woods and seals can be seen around the coastline and island. The... More 

Thank Roger L
London, United Kingdom
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378 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This venue charges an entry fee and they do advise you of this in all advertising. We had a great walk and really enjoyed it. It was well worth it and would return again also. Really spectacular scenery and nice gardens if you enjoy walking this is great. The cake at the cafe is delicious best I had in Lauragh.... More 

Thank Globetrotter201026
England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great piece of the berea, it's a bit different then the rugged land surrounding it, with the giant sea of ferns on the KING OOZY walk making you feel like you're in another country all together. Although priced rather high for a single day ticket, buying a reasonably priced season pass and spotting some seals out in the bay... More 

Thank HenryGTD
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Despite the drizzle this was an interesting place to visit for a quiet wander. Take time to soak up the peace and quiet especially near the water. The tree ferns large rhododendrons and fine old trees create a unique atmosphere and misty views of distant mountains make it quiet magical. The tea shop provides a welcome drink with delicious homemade... More 

Thank Martin S
dublin ireland
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The Gardens are fine, with some lovely views of the surrounding mountains & coast, the price of admission was 7 Euro each, but on principle we didn't buy a map which was another Euro, so we were happy just to meander around the gardens. After our stroll, we had lunch in the cafe, this is a great find, locally sourced... More 

Thank degustibusirl
Loch, Australia
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79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The cost for 2 seniors (no discount available) 15 euro including a useless map was a total waste. The garden was poorly maintained, paths needed resurfacing and signage misleading. Don't waste your time.

3 Thank 270Loch
Killarney, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Delish foods n coffee :-) all baking done on site, lunch menu too, tasty n fresh. I would recommend a visit. Lovely walks with little fairy houses for children to find, we were even given a map to find the little houses. Huge trees and sightings of Otter in the bay, sea eagles and red squirrels, a great woodland garden.

Thank coombsh
Conwy, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a half day visit. Unusual gardens to visit. There is a small cafe for drinks and cakes. Tables outside for picnicking. Several paths to follow and easy map to refer to. Wonderful places to stop at the beautiful waters edge. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Carolyn F
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

spent 3 hours wandering around the gardens with my daughter, this was our fourth visit in 20 years and definatly the best. lots of work done on planting and replacing damage don eby storms. the cafe is great and food delicous. we will be back in spring 2017 when the rhodos flower. saw a sitka deer in the garden and... More 

Thank sauljConnemara
Arnhem, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful garden for a short walk. We walked here for 1 1/2 hours, Very nice to do in the late afternoon, or early evening. Quiet and peaceful with beautiful flowers and views.

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