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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  • We went with the edges on the CAP and were very enthusiastic about the Lamdschaft! Be sure to walk or better with the wheel experience. From Ross Castle as en boat take the wheels can you take with you, and then from Brandon's cottage after a short but very steep climb, enjoy the ride banknote.
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  • We visited Muckrose house and the sorrounding lake, the view was fabolous at any time, it's really worth a visit The rocky walkways, the nature, it's all special, and a great chance to enjoy nature an...  more »
  • It's difficult to review a national park as the key features are nature. A beautiful part of the world though and no trip to Killarney should pass without a trip. The view from ladies view is the best  more »

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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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