Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

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#1 of 10 in Scenic Drive in Province of Munster
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. Plan your Ring of Kerry visit and explore what else you can see and do in Caherdaniel using our Caherdaniel trip itinerary maker .
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  • I know not why the ring of Kerry in most commented so does well! I was in any case not very excited! Maybe it was also simply because that our expectations were too high after we have read the whole good comments here! Yes, there were 2 or 3 nice viewpoints, for it you should go narrow switchbacks but a total of 180 km, which are surrounded by forest and scrub. Definitely, you must plan an entire day to leave the ring. There you can also almost never faster than 60 km/h ride! There are many nice villages and restaurants along the way, the to the stay encourage. What I can definitely recommend is the Skellig ring to the Kerry cliffs! Really you have worth for us and that was the highlight of our ring of Kerry!
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  • If you love to drive, this is a must. We drove the whole thing, which took a couple hours or so. Not the entire drive is scenic, but the parts that are were absolutely beautiful! Be sure to stop at th...  more »
  • Visited in early March and travelled clockwise around the ring from Killarney. We left about 10am and stopped first at the waterfall (access from bottom up unless you want a workout). We winded around...  more »
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