Muckross House, Killarney

Garden · Historic Site
Located within the country's oldest national park, Muckross House counts among Europe's foremost Victorian estates. Built in 1843 for artist Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife, the 65-room mansion still contains most of its original furnishings, offering insight into the lifestyle of Victorian nobility. The surrounding gardens, developed in 1861 in anticipation of a visit by Queen Victoria, now contain a modern self-service restaurant and fully restored Victorian glasshouses. Be sure to ask your guide to show you the nearby traditional farms, offering a peek at rural life of the 1930s before electricity swept the countryside. Check the website for operating hours and upcoming special events. Make Muckross House part of your personalized Killarney itinerary using our Killarney driving holiday app.
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  • You can walk around the gardens and lake free of charge. Lots of interesting paths around the estate near the lake (or you could take a horse and trap - about €50 fir two people!). We walked from...  more »
  • Very friendly staff who were well informed on the history of the house, small farms, park and surrounding areas. Everywhere was spotless and met all Covid regulations Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • Beautiful Victorian house to visit at your own pace with explanations in your own language. Very friendly staff. Had to wait a bit to get in as they let in couple by couple due to Covid-19 to pay and....  more »
  • Very beautiful. The gardens are really taken care of. The flowers are colorful and beautiful during summer. The place and its surroundings is truly quiet and surrounded by nature. Perfect for families with kids and people of all ages. I didn’t take the guided tour because it seemed to me a bit overpriced...
  • Beautiful place to visit. Could advertise their discount days better as more people would visit. We almost didn't visit one day and then found out it was like half the price when we spoke to the man in the kiosk.
  • If you have watched "Remains of the Day" this is a must place for you to visit. The first owner went broke to prepare it for a 48 hours stay of Queen Victoria in 1865. Then an American woman and her noble English husband bought it from a relative of the Guinness business. It was donated to the Free State of Ireland in 1932.
  • It was cool but I wouldn't go back. Skip the tour inside and just walk around. See the falls and the abbey for sure and if you have 50 euro take a jaunting cart.
  • I will not give it a rating, since the timing of visit is very restrictive. Apparently, the place was extremely beautiful. But people above 60 year's of age , like us, faced many a problems to move around and enjoy the extremely beautiful place. It was raining and there were no rain shelters around.

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