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Ladies' View, Killarney

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Few places in Ireland have been photographed as often as Ladies' View, a spot that offers unspoiled views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. The scenic point's name stems from a visit of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, who came here in 1861 and afterward told everyone they met of the deep impression the landscape of sky, water, and mountains had left on them. This is one of Ireland's best-known panoramas, but there is a bit more to this place than just one vista. The lookout also contains a modern cafe and a well-stocked gift shop, selling rugs, throws, scarves, and sheepskins. Try to time your visit for mid-morning or mid-afternoon, when the landscape is most conducive to photos. A visit to Ladies' View represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Killarney online holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This is definitely a beautiful place to visit in the Killarney area and it's part of the national park with amazing views across the valley. The driving distance is around 12 miles away from the town....  more
    This is definitely a beautiful place to visit in the Killarney area and it's part of the national park with amazing views across the valley. The driving distance is around 12 miles away from the town....  more »
  • Ladies view is wonderful. If you’re heading from Killarney, this will be one of your first real stops on the Ring of Kerry. But it seems (at least when we were there) that people would stop for 15... 
    Ladies view is wonderful. If you’re heading from Killarney, this will be one of your first real stops on the Ring of Kerry. But it seems (at least when we were there) that people would stop for 15...  more »
  • We drove through Killarney National Park while on holiday and thought we had seen it all after the drive through the Gap of Dunloe, but on our way back to Killarney town we saw Ladie's View and... 
    We drove through Killarney National Park while on holiday and thought we had seen it all after the drive through the Gap of Dunloe, but on our way back to Killarney town we saw Ladie's View and...  more »
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  • Beautiful places to go for scenic view. In high season you may not be able to park, but if you park near the road, you will not be fined as long as your vehicle does not block the traffic. Don't forget to stop at Altitude rooftop dining. The foods here are delicious. My favourite is stone-baked pizza. I love the dessert too. Friendly service.
  • The staff here are absolutely fantastic and make delicious coffee! We stopped in here on our way around the ring of Kerry and we were amazed. The guy who served us was bright, bubbly and so friendly. His barista skills are excellent. Unfortunately, I didn't get his name, but whoever he is, he's an asset to the cafe! We didn't get any food, so I can't comment on that but others were eating and it looked really good. Next time we're around we will definitely pop back in and try the food.
  • A stop at Ladies View is an obvious must if staying in Killarney or the surrounding areas, or if driving the famous Ring of Kerry! Worth checking out the story about Queen Victoria, her hand maidens and how this place got it's name! The views are magnificent but I recommend if coming from Killarney that you stop at a spot just a little further on past Ladies view, about 100m as in my mind the view is a little more magnificent, you be the judge! 😊
  • The view. The view. The view! The location is just magnificent. I wasn’t even hungry but we stopped and went inside for a look, and it ended up being such a friendly place we ordered mint chocolate chip ice creams and coffees and sat out on the wall to soak in the sun and views. They also have a roof top terrace looking out over the views. The icecream was lovely, the chocolate chips in the mint are large chunks - amazing. Was busy though, although I’m not surprised!
  • It's quite a drive up from Killarney but well worth it with a few photo stops on the way , amazing lakes . Ladies View has incredible views and if the weather is good you can really appreciate the mountains , lakes and some deer which were very close to us at the parking lot. There is quite a bit of parking and most tourists don't stay long. We enjoyed some coffee while we enjoyed the views. There is an upstairs deck as well which is great for warmer days. There is also a gift shop on site

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