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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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  • It's true: it is very touristic and very crowded but that doesn't stop to admire beautiful views and maybe with a little luck you will also find the lesser-known corners to enjoy with more tranquility. Beautiful Rossbeigh beach. Advice to stretch a little round along the Skellig Ring Scenic Drive; the Kerry Cliffs deserve at least as much as the Cliffs of Moher.
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  • We used Deross Coaches to do the day tour, great company. They get you through quickly, stopping at the highlights. The views are beautiful. The restaurant they stop you at had a great view. As much a...  more »
  • First of all, we absolutely loved our drive around the Ring of Kerry. The scenery was lovely, and the little towns we went through were just charming. We started out in Killarney, at Ross Castle, and ...  more »