Ladies' View, Killarney

4.6
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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  • If on the way to the Ring of Kerry you pass the Ladies View do take a half hour to an hour to stop. The panoramic view is lovely. In addition you can purchase lunch or a snack and don't miss out on a ...  more »
  • So gorgeous and the perfect pull off for a photo op as you drive through the Killarney National Forest! We could not understand the title but figure it must be the name of a lake?? Lots of areas for h...  more »
  • If you are traveling by rental car, be aware of the crazy tour bus drivers around here. They all seem to be in a tremendous hurry, perhaps under pressure to meet time deadlines for their customers. I ...  more »
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  • Absolutely breathtaking. The food and shops are also great. The cafe has good pastries and coffee and the gift shop isn’t too over priced. Careful of speeding cars as the road is narrow and parked cars make it more treacherous. When you park at the top you cross the street to the cafe. I saw lots of unattended children and fast cars. Not good. Still well worth the drive with many stops on the way up.
  • This view will take your breath away. There is a small place next to the side of the road where you can park your car and get out and stand to take photos. Be aware that since the roads are small, there is a lot of traffic and you might not get a spot to park. When we were there, the view changed from sunny to cloudy to rainbow in 5 minutes
  • Beautiful view of the valley in front. Easy parking. We also stopped for a coffee at the bar from where we could also enjoy the view. Coffee was good and prices decent.
  • Amazing place. Lots of leprechauns are there!!! And the coffee is also good if you cant find them..
  • The place is amazing! The view was breath taking but chilly while we were there. Wear proper shoes and take your camera!
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