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“Lovely old manor house”

Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
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$271.66*
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Killarney Valley & National Park Tour
Ranked #18 of 116 things to do in Killarney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Muckross House, Gardens, and Traditional Farms represent the focal point and nucleus of Killarney National Park. This is Ireland's oldest National Park, and it includes the world famous Lakes of Killarney, as well as the mountains and woodlands that surround them. Muckross and Killarney National Park are open daily all year round (expect the Christmas period). Please refer to website for more details on opening times & prices.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Take a stroll around the gardens here as there is no charge to enter the grounds. Rhododendrons & azaleas in bloom in the spring. Beautiful lakeside setting, with pretty boathouse. A walled garden, Unfortunately only guided tours allowed of the house for Euro 7.50.
You can take a horse & cart for Euro 30 for 2 to the falls & the abbey. We skipped that and chose to walk the 1.8 kms from the falls. You can drive to the Muckross House parking area if you want to.

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Despite a rainy day, we very much enjoyed visiting Muckross House. The tour of the home was interesting and full of historic details. The house is well situated and has what I am certain are beautiful gardens later in the spring. There is a new visitor center with a shop and cafe on the grounds.

Thank TrishG87
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Full of history, the guides are knowledgable. It was raining very hard on the day we went so didn't explore gardens but there is a nice tea room!

Thank kidstogo
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Again this place in the autumn, with all the various colours of the leaves, still on the trees, and gardens, which were well kept, but not in full bloom, at that, time of the year, was still, a photographers dream.

Thank Albert705
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

An old mansion built in a valley with beautiful views of mountains and a loch (lake). In my opinion, one of the most scenic places in Ireland. They offer public tours. Similar to Biltmore House in Ashville, NC but smaller.

Thank DKB863
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