Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, Killarney

(4.5/5 based on 3,200+ 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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  • Definitely worth stopping for a while. We tour the house and we took liberal advantage of the explanation of the tour guide, both with and without the group.  more »
  • Muckross house and gardens is a delight for the Soul, for all the family. In Spring the Rhododendrons come in to bloom. Which is awesome to see. The location with sweeping lawns down to the lake is st...  more »
  • Anyone visiting Killarney need to put this location at the top of their must see list. The gardens and views of the lake and mountains are stunning. It is wonderful for walking as it is mostly on leve...  more »
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  • Stunning lovely walks, pony or small boat trips. Suitable for all ages and abilities with different routes and easy access
  • The house is undergoing work at the moment but the gardens were beautiful.I enjoyed the walk by the lake and into the Abbey.A lovely quiet time to visit
  • Muckross House is located on the small Muckross Peninsula between Muckross Lake and Lough Leane, two of the lakes of Killarney, 6 kilometres from the town of Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland
  • We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Muckross House Estate. It was beautifully well kept and we had an enjoyable tour with Andrew. From the well appointed dining room to the copper pots hanging in the kitchen, which is now a working cafe.
  • 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.