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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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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  • Take the easy walk loop to the Torc waterfall to fully enjoy the musical birdsong, shady trees and views over the lake to the mountains  more »
  • An amazing thing to have a big beautiful national park right on the edge of the city!! Surrounded by a gorgeous stone wall, it houses beautiful trails, creeks, a lake, castle, and a waterfall. We spen...  more »
  • Killarney National Park is amazing, there is so much to see and do there that you really need a couple of days to do it justice.  more »