Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, Killarney

Located within the country's oldest national park, Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms 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, Gardens & Traditional Farms part of your personalized Killarney itinerary using our Killarney driving holiday app .
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  • We stopped here after doing the Torc Waterfall walk (we were pooped!) - there's plenty to see - the house, the lake, the cafe, the gardens and the Abbey. We didn't go in the house, instead we took a h...  more »
  • Beautiful place to walk around in the gardens, all so well kept, did not go into the house, but enjoyed the gardens and all the plants. The coffee shop was lovely lots of choice. Its must to walk arou...  more »
  • I cant wait to come back in summer time,was amazed how green this place is in winter time.Beautiful surroundings,lakes,mountains and forest.But its also full of tourists.  more »
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  • The grounds at the Muckross House were beautiful, and not to be missed when visiting Killarney National Park. We took a jaunting car around park and could only stay at the property for about 15 minutes. We will definitely go back during the summer when the house is open and have a picnic on the lawn. There were really beautiful areas by the lake, mountains, fields and gardens to take photos.
  • Not as impressive as the Muckross Abbey, but still a great house. If you want to go to the gardens behind the house, don't try to go left or directly right from the shop, there's no entry even though it seems like it on the map. The gardens and especially the stone garden are amazing to walk through. Since it's very near the Ring of Kerry I'd stop there and have a short walk around.
  • Off season and we were able to get in for a small private tour. Great customer service. Great staff.
  • My family had so much fun visiting Muckross House. We decided to visit on a whim during a drive to another city, and I am so glad we did. The house itself was really beautiful, and the tour guide did a good job bringing it to life. What we really enjoyed was walking the beautiful grounds and visiting the farms on the property. It was nice to get to see house the farmers lived and there were cute little farm animals to see along the way. We all agree this was one of our favorite things we have done in Ireland
  • Such a great house and tour, beautiful park to walk around and beautiful view of the lake. Ireland is very fortunate to have a citizen leave such a lovely gift to the country and for travelers from all over the world
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