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. Using our custom trip planner, Killarney attractions like Killarney National Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Although it was a gloomy day, we rented bikes (for 15euros each) and we cycled first to Ross castle and then to Muckross House and Gardens. There are many trails and footpaths of various difficulty. T...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful places I have been. You can just walk 5 minutes from the town and then you're in the park. 
  • Be sure a bicycle rental and go with the boat in the morning in the Narionalpark. The wheel is then at midday pushed upwards (approx. 40 min) then it's only still glorious mountain down.
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  • Absolutely gorgeous! If you are looking at reviews to come here, please please do. It's so gorgeous. Even if you don't tour the castle or anything, I recommend renting a bike for 9 euros, and biking the whole thing around. Bring a rain slick, you'll probably get rained on, but oh man. It's so worth it. Go to the waterfall if you can.
  • What can I say - the national park is amazing. There is so much to see and do that it will take more than a full day to really get around, and even then you still wont have seen all there is to see. Don't spoil it by driving everywhere, the national park is best appreciated on foot. There are so many beautiful walks, lakes & waterfalls to visit, some great hikes are available also. Its a great family day out, and an even better weekend away.
  • Amazing National Park in Southwestern Ireland. The views of the lakes, and mountains are breathtaking and there are so many outdoor activities to keep you busy. There are many hiking trails you can go to around the park. Killarney has a number of bike rental places and many of the trails and in park roads are great for bike rides. Would highly recommend a trip out to Killarney to anyone planning a trip to Ireland.
  • This is an amazing place to visit. Miles of good quality trails to walk, run or cycle, Lakes for boat trips, kayaking or fishing, House, gardens and farms for tours and educational visits, and access to acres and acres of wildlife. My favourite place in the world.
  • We drove through here on a jaunty car ride as other modes of transport are not allowed! It is a beautiful park surrounded by hills and lakes. There is a lot of wild life there too and a little tea shop as well! Well worth a visit!