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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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  • This is a magnificent drive. Really worth a day trip to do it. Dramatic hills, cliffs and sea. I thought I was back in Scotland again with how holly it was. We managed to only get 1 hour into the driv...  more »
  • Around every corner was a new view to take your breath away. Natures paintbrush at her finest. Loved the nooks and crannies and looking at all the various views. So, so gorgeous. We happened to hit it...  more »
  • My husband and I decided not to drive the Ring of Kerry ourselves, but take a bus tour. For us it was the right decision as the roads are very tricky, but I guess it could have been nicer if one has t...  more »