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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  • After staying in Killarney town we decided to drive this way to visit Molls Gap...and we stopped here. The views are just breathtaking. There was snow on the distant mountains and the light was incred...  more »
  • We went when it was raining so its probably better when sunny but a lot of the views in Killarney are just the same and not as busy. Its nice if you're driving past but dont go out of your way for it.  more »
  • On our trip, we stopped and were able to enjoy the great views. Certainly for hikers so interesting but not for a round trip by car a worthwhile goal.
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  • Absolutely stunning! The view is breathtaking. Be careful while driving there as the streets are narrow and a lot of busses are around in this area. There is a souvenir shop and a cafe on site. If you have time I would recommend to enjoy a coffee and a cake on the rooftop terrace and watch the shadows of the clouds moving through the valley.
  • Great view! Be aware there is a path to the viewpoint. No need to walk through the mud like we did. Dirty shoes was well worth the view.
  • One of the most amazing views I've ever seen! It has a cafe & gift shop on premises that are really nice...took some of the best pictures I've taken anywhere at this location...do not miss it on your travels via the ring of Kerry!
  • Sneem to ladies view has been my one of the stunning routes I have drove in Ireland so far. This is a photogenic place with beautiful lake at the background. A must visit place in ring of Kerry. 👍
  • The views are absolutely stunning and well worth the drive. If you're driving counter-flow, i.e. south towards Kenmare, I'd advise going early so you're not dealing with as many people driving the normal way around the Ring of Kerry. Also, from the main parking lot, if you walk up about 50 meters along the road, there's a short trail out onto some boulders that gives an even clearer view of the lakes.

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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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