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Kells Bay House & Gardens

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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An amazing place! Must visit! Beautiful walk through the gardens and forests. The ferns were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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A walk in the woods in the wet.

One of the best days we spent in Kerry. This is a staggeringly beautiful garden in which mother... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kells Bay House & Gardens is Ireland's premier sub-tropical botanical gardens situated overlooking Dingle Bay on the Ring of Kerry. It is home of the SkyWalk, Ireland's longest rope bridge (112 foot long). Ideal for everyone with over 3 kms of walks...more
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Kells Bay | Co Kerry, Cahersiveen V23 EP48, Ireland
+353 66 947 7975
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An amazing place! Must visit! Beautiful walk through the gardens and forests. The ferns were incredible and the rope bridge a lovely addition. Stunning waterfall and lovely little cafe for a cuppa! Many thanks

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best days we spent in Kerry. This is a staggeringly beautiful garden in which mother nature has been allowed to thrive with as little interference as possible. The sky bridge over the river is a challenge for those not keen on height....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ronnie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not cheap but it's a lovely way to spend an afternoon with kids wandering through the unusual forest even tackling the huge rope bridge. The whole grounds a very nice & there are some lovely views so I'd sayy go ahead & do this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sober_Colm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival, this visitor/tourist attraction appeared devoid of life with both car parks essentially empty. The general appearance of the site, upon approach, did not inspire a great deal of enthusiasm and what little enthusiasm there was to begin with, was totally lost following an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Freedom26917644637
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to visit the gardens with my wife, 3 teenagers and 2 dogs. Had read a previous review saying dogs not allowed so I asked the owner at the ticket desk. He is a friendly welcoming man, who said the dogs would be welcome...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy visiting gardens and when we seen Kells Bay House we decided immediately to visit. Some aspects of the gardens are very pleasant and the rope bridge was a big hit with our children. Others parts of the grounds seemed neglected. Just as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DrGalv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hidden gem in Kerry. We stopped there for lunch and promised to come back for a day or two more. Great Thai restaurant, beautiful small hotel and stunning, chilling gardens.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geelonka
Reviewed August 11, 2019

We love gardens so we went out of our way to go see this one. It was quite a disappointment! That being said, there were some nice things about it. The tree ferns really are impressive, and it was peaceful to walk through that part...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Julie G
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We visited recently with a mixture of adults and children, 7 to 13 years and the Hound. Loved the rope bridge and walk.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Damien N
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

After a two week tour of Ireland, we visited Kells Gardens at the end of our trip. We had recently been in Costa Rica and I had to remind myself I was in Ireland, not a rainforest. It was a very surreal experience. The place...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Lisa F
August 3, 2019|
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Response from JennSenn | Reviewed this property |
If you have your own vehicle, yes. You are on the Ring of Kerry. We hit Cahersiveen, the Ring of Skellig, the ringforts, Valencia Island, beaches all in the area. Plenty to do, see, eat.
May 13, 2018|
Response from Burningburns | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I wouldn’t know but they have a website or give them a call
kevin f
April 24, 2017|
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Response from ElaineM1580 | Reviewed this property |
Roads are narrow but on my visit I seen one parked in the car park so answer is yes.