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 were in the Park on foot, by bike, and also with the coach on the way and it really liked us. Muckross Castle and Muckross Abbey should have seen. Muckross Abbey offers photography enthusiasts and others.
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  • This park is very beautiful and rich in history. We rode a jaunty cart and our driver was very informative and friendly.  more »
  • The most important attractions in this area. not necessarily should stay a few days in this area even more. great landscape, Lake, waterfall, mountain and jungle, the fragrance and the people of the region, this friendly.
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  • This is truly a beautiful place to visit. Lots of spots to pull over and get a closer look at things. We went early in the day so traffic wasn't too bad. Ladies View is beautiful, and it was nice to climb around down on the lake shore.
  • Absolutely beautiful. We had perfect weather. Hiked through the woods, full of gorgeous moss and variety of flowers, stone walls and ruins.The view from the cliffs was amazing. They have horse and carriage rides. The Muckross estate is there as well. Scenic views everywhere.
  • Lovely park, beautiful grounds and all very well maintained. Parking is free, and entry to the grounds (muckross house, the farms) is priced reasonably. Nice little playground for the kids within the working farms area (must pay to get into the area to access the playground). Free parking, and accessible washrooms available. Great for a day out with the family!
  • The park is beautiful with lots to do. I would recommend the Mucross Traditional Farms and the sunset kayaking with Outdoors Ireland. Both were a very enjoyable way to spend our time. Aside from those things there is hiking, biking, horseback riding and sightseeing.
  • Fabulous place: natural woodland of native Sessile oak, walkways and ideal for children too. Lovely gardens and cafe at Muckross House. My little girl isn't the only one doing her first bike tour from Ross castle to the fab playground opposite the cathedral.
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