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Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

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One Ireland's great road trips, Ring of Kerry passes through a picturesque landscape that contains most of Ireland's notable features, including scenic outlooks, pristine lakes, glacial valleys, rocky islands, medieval castles, and historical forts. The circular route stretches for about 180 km (110 mi), beginning and ending in the town of Killarney. You can drive this route in a single day, but to experience the area at a slower pace, take the long-distance walking / cycling path following the slightly quieter roads. The narrow roads tend to get extremely crowded with tour buses, which travel counter-clockwise from Killarney. Avoid having to pass traffic in dangerously narrow sections by driving or cycling clockwise. To visit Ring of Kerry on your holiday in Caherdaniel, and find out what else Caherdaniel has to offer, use our Caherdaniel trip itinerary builder.
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  • I love Kerry. The greenery, views, coastal breeze and walks and the people. The ring of Kerry is classically a tourist attraction, but I think everyone benefits from seeing the sights it has to offer....  more »
  • We had an amazing time on the Ring of Kerry day tour. The gorgeous landscapes were made only the better by our guide, Batt, who was informative, anecdotal, and amusing! I highly recommend this trip to...  more »
  • This is quite a bunch of road and often narrow of bumpy. Don't do it if you got carsick. Or if it's raining. The road delivers a wide range of view that is quite spectacular  more »