Muckross House, Killarney

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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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  • Built in 1843, it remains a well restored Elizabethan style mansion that now is part of a National park. The rooms are faithfully restored - even the Queens room when she visited in the 1800s.  more »
  • Did a walk around Muckross Park and Gardens in August this year. It must be the most beautiful place on earth. Got the Red Tour Bus out from the town and the driver collected us a few hours later. We ...  more »
  • First of all we did not pay for a tour of the Muckross House. Actually someone who worked there said that Killarney House is better (and it is free), so we went there instead. We did briefly enjoy the...  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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