Killarney National Park, Killarney

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Discover Ireland's true colors at Killarney National Park, prized by nature lovers for its lakes, mountain peaks, and oak and yew woodlands. This national park, the first established in Ireland, shelters the country's only native herd of red deer. Protected as a biosphere reserve of international importance, the park encompasses over 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) with vast sections available for hiking, cycling, boating, and fishing. The park also contains one of the country's foremost stately homes and gardens, noted for its collection of original furnishings and fully restored Victorian glasshouses. Ask your guide to take you on a horse-drawn ride through the park, or take a boat trip on the three interconnected lakes. Arrange to visit Killarney National Park and other attractions in Killarney using our Killarney trip planner.
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  • Gorgeous scenery. Can spend a few hours waking around it get a horse and cart. Right in the town centre.  more »
  • Such a beautiful, serene, breathtaking, gorgeous part of the world. I love it here. Fantastic scenic views. Ideal for adventurers, mountaineers, hikers, waters ports or even just a family day out. Bes...  more »
  • This Park has beautiful views, gardens, nature, lakes, rivers and a castle. It is a journey that you should do when you're in the city, on our journey, we will encounter many deer. I understand that it was the first natural park in Ireland, you definitely have to visit this place, you can do it in group, couple or even alone and you'll get always a great surprise. To my point of view it is not appropriate to go on tour since the entrance is free and if you're going on your own you can take the time needed to take some pictures or pass the time to admire the scenery. It can be reached from the city without having to take any transport, it is best to take a lunch prepared to enjoy a snack or sandwich as you make your travel, can make him walk or rent you a bike to ride at your own pace and enjoy from What is Park can offer you. No doubt believe in that you should spend at least 2 evenings to visit every corner of this beautiful place.
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Where to stay in Killarney

Travelers visit Killarney for the national park surrounding it, and there are plenty of places to stay in town that capitalize on the natural beauty of the valley setting. Because of its popularity, Killarney has more hotel beds than any other town or city in Ireland other than Dublin. Stay at a hotel or hostel in the town's center near the bustling corner of Main Street and East Avenue Road, or find a place along the side streets off Main Street for easy access to tourist shops, local pubs, and restaurants. There are plenty of affordable bed and breakfasts or guesthouses just within walking distance from the center, or you can stay outside of town at a scenic farmhouse or luxurious resort.
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