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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  • very interesting learning the history of this beautiful place the staff were very helpful and the gardens and views are terrific 
    very interesting learning the history of this beautiful place the staff were very helpful and the gardens and views are terrific  more »
  • Lovely tour of the House and Gardens. Did not go to the Farms which is an additional charge. Just truly loved the Gardens. Like the House tour because you went at your own speed and no tour guide.....  more
    Lovely tour of the House and Gardens. Did not go to the Farms which is an additional charge. Just truly loved the Gardens. Like the House tour because you went at your own speed and no tour guide.....  more »
  • A nicely decorated traditional house with a self-guided tour. Much of it contains the original contents to give you a true idea of the rooms and their purpose. The gardens were nice, but not as... 
    A nicely decorated traditional house with a self-guided tour. Much of it contains the original contents to give you a true idea of the rooms and their purpose. The gardens were nice, but not as...  more »
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  • Visit this place for the grounds and gardens. Longer on the soft, lush grass and take in the views of the lake and surrounding hills. Don’t miss the walk to the waterfall. About 90 minutes round trip. Take the dirt path rather than the paved one if you can. The house tour is nice. I’m not a big fan of this particular period, but enjoyed the short wander.
  • I absolutely love this place. It has to be the best place to go for walks. Food is also worth staying for. Fantastic gardens. Fabulous cycle paths. The views are amazing. Highly recommend this place for a day out. Bring a picnic and sit on grass in Summer. Fantastic
  • I'd give the house 3 stars, but the garden? FIVE STARS!!! Take the carriage tour to the falls and monastery - it's well worth it! The short walk to the falls is so beautiful! Like walking through a fairy tale! Bring a camera, and if you can, a tripod to get a long exposure of the falls! Wish I had
  • Have stopped by here twice now when going through Killarney, and have loved it both times. Haven’t actually gone in the house on a tour, but the grounds are stunning and worth a visit themselves. Long walking and biking paths, and plenty of gardens to stroll through. The pristine views down at the lake are something of wonder. There is a fair amount of parking and a main tourist centre with restaurant and gift shop. It may feel a little touristy, but if you like beautiful natural views, I would highly recommend.
  • What a lovely place, the house itself is fabulous, brilliant piece of history. Sadly can’t take any pictures inside. Walks are good, lots of parking spaces. Visitors centre and restaurants are perfect. Tidy bathrooms, lovely staff.

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