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“Well worth a visit”

Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
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Ranked #4 of 111 things to do in Killarney
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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 July 26, 2014

The Muckross House is quite a beautiful building. But more importantly, the grounds are fantastic. The building is on a lake and several beautiful acres. Take a horse and buggy ride around the grounds or a boat ride in the lake. Most spectacular is the hike around the lake to Torc mountain. You can hike to Torc waterfall which is really beautiful. We also followed the red trail and hiked up the mountain. Be warned this hike is not for everyone. It was quite strenuous at points - but well worth it with some fantastic views of Kilarney. Avoid the cafe if you can as the food is nothing special.

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Did the tour of muckross house and enjoyed it do much. Great tour guide and loved the stories especially about queen Victoria staying.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a beautiful example of historic architecture and history, giving real insight on how both the wealthy and the common lived; each having joys and struggles very different from each other. The original owners of the home all but bankrupted themselves in order to accommodate a visit from the queen. Though she was quite pleased, and the family fully expected to receive a title, and along with it regain their wealth, the exhausting experience took the life of the patriarch which then left them desolate. Servants served a demanding life too, expected to serve hand and foot to all the wishes of the masters of the house. Learn more from the excellent tour guides at this partially restored, but mostly original wonder of years gone by for the eyes and heart to behold. The gardens are spectacular too. Plan extra time to visit the gift shop. After visiting other larger and more publicized shopping excursions, I found the gift shop to have unique and interesting items at good prices, perhaps hand crafted on sight.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

A beautiful place, walk around the grounds and lake or visit the house. Visited by Queen Victoria. Lots to see, but give restaurant a miss - especially the sandwiches! Coffee tasteless. If driving from Killarney town, you will see the horse and carts first on right, who will ask if you want a lift, if not drive further down, next turning on right through main gates, straight into free car park.

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Reviewed July 24, 2014

You dont have to tour the House to experience this place.
The House and gardens get 5 stars from me, the house tour would only get 3 stars.
Kids wont like the tour, and to be fair its only ok, but the gardens more than make it for it.
On top of that its a great base to rest and eat for walks in the Park.

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