Muckross House, Killarney

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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  • The tour of the house was fascinating! The grounds were nice to walk around. A very beautiful place to visit.  more »
  • Muckross is set amongst beautiful gardens Lots of nice walks or jaunting drives for the less energetic Reasonable price to Enter for house your Our guide Marie was eloquent and interested .... it’s a ...  more »
  • Good visit. Great history in a superb location. Lovely home-easy to tour. Docent Patsy really terrific. Paid rapt attention not to miss a word.. Interesting to see how house passed from owner to owner...  more »
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  • A fab family day out. The gardens are beautiful with lovely lakeside walks. You can hire a horse and cart to be driven around the grounds which is a great unique experience. They have a nice souvenir shop and restaurant. There are plenty of easily accessible toilets. There is a beautiful farm which my kids absolutely loved. There is plenty of free parking
  • Beautiful day out. Free entry to grounds which is fantastic. There is a charge for the house tour. Restaurant and shop on site. Beautiful walks and a little hidden beach by the lake. Great place for a picnic also.
  • We loved the relative lack of barriers between visitors and the furniture. Downton Abbey fans will appreciate the period servants' calling bells. The grounds make a nice walk. Be sure to touch the Muckross Lake water.
  • Lovely estate surrounded by a beautiful garden. We visited in late spring when the rhododendron bushes were in full bloom. The guided tours were very busy so we skipped those in favor of a stroll through the gardens and the rock garden, and finished off with a nice lunch at the restaurant.
  • we hired bikes across the road from a hire shop in front on camping site. brilliant place to start cycle. completely safe, no roads. amazing views. picnic by waters edge.. fabulous day. highly recommend
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