Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, Killarney

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange your visit to Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and discover more family-friendly attractions in Killarney using our Killarney itinerary planner.
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  • The Muckross House worth to visit in October rather on the weekend because it is offered only with the leadership at the time. We had great weather and looked at the Park and the beautiful Lake. It was worth it anyway and it costs nothing.
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  • הגענו ביום ראשון ולמרות העומס לא היתה בעיה למצוא חניה. הכניסה לבית עולה 9 יורו ושווה את המחיר כי הסיור מקיף ואפשר לראות כמעט את כל הבית, ולשמוע קצת על ההיסטוריה של הבית ושל האצולה האירית סיור בגנים עו...  read more »
  • A wonderful day out, such a peaceful place to walk. The house was lovely to visit, not cheap but as entry to the gardens is free its nice to support the preservation of such a building. Nice restauran...  read more »
  • This house is a guided tour every hour, with the tour taking about an hour as well. The ground are beautiful, and the Abbey ruins worth dedicating some time to. The falls nearby are also worth visiting. Our house guide was very knowledgeable and led a good tour. She spoke well, was informed, and moved us from room to room in a good flow. There are a lot of carriages outside, and they will likely try to convince you for a tour around the grounds. Our driver was nice, young, and told us a lot about the area. To me it was worth it for the experience and seeing a lot more of the ground than I would have covered otherwise. This was not peak tourist season though, so it is probably more pushy at different times of the year.
  • A beautiful setting for lots of fun. Miles of walking, cycling and jogging, boat rides or fishing on the lake, historical tips odd the house, the farms or the pottery and bookbinding workshop, or just call in for inexpensive but beautiful food. One of my favourite places in the world.
  • We were delighted with the cafeteria offerings for tea or lunch. Very clean and a good variety of choices in the gift shop. We took the Farm Tour and found it informative and a good representation of the class levels housing open to farm workers. There's a bus to take you all the way around, you can hop on an off, or walk the route. Not a fast tour by any stretch. We found period appropriate guides at each stop with a peat and wood fire on the hearth.
  • A very well preserved and beautiful house and gardens. Lots to do so plan for an all day adventure. The house tour takes roughly an hour while the gardens can take all day. There's an Abby that's been restored to its former glory as well as numerous hikers and other fun activities.
  • This place was fantastic! great place for a lovely walk the restaurant great quality food I had a rocky road and some cream bun the rocky road especially I also saw a red squirrel I was very lucky to catch a glimpse of it as it just ran under a bush if your in this area or visiting definitely go here
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