Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, Killarney

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Garden Historic Site
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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  • We arrived in summer but in the drizzling rain. We still enjoyed just walking around the gardens and the national park at our lesiure. You can choose to ride the jaunting cars, which are horse drawn j...  more »
  • Muckross house was a pleasant surprise. A lovely mansion built in 1843 in Elizabethan style inside and decorated with period furnishings overlooking the lakes. The guided tour lasted exactly an hour a...  more »
  • We took the guided tour through the house and it was very interesting and worth it. Then we explored the gardens and grounds  more »
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  • Beautiful hotel for the price we paid. Staff was exemplary and the meal we had at the restaurant was one of the best I've had, ever. If you have the funds, I would definitely recommend this place to stay. Shane the bartender was a delight as well and made our night memorable. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to enjoy the spa facilities. But I do remember the staff informing us that most of the pool area is included in the price of your room.
  • You can visit the house but they don't allow photographs (you pay to visit but can't photograph) so I passed and walked in the gardens and visited the visitors' center. Very nice areas for walking. There is a lake that is quite beautiful to enjoy.
  • A national treasure for Ireland with something for everyone, from the sedentary to the active. Jaunting carts (horse-drawn buggies) with tour guides through the park's flora, fauna, and lochs; a ruined abbey with cemetery; arboreal arcades; walking; biking; shopping, particularly for woolen products; boating to mystical loch isles where Brian Boru was educated 1000 years ago; a Manor house where Queen Victoria spent several nights; a ruined castle; scones and tea; a traditional farm; gurgling waterfalls; and much much more!
  • Beautiful House and Gardens. Lakeviews are amazing. Kids enjoyed a lot. Nice restaurant. We did a horse drawn carriage trip to the Torc falls from here. No fees to visit the gardens. Overall an excellent break.
  • Beautiful house in a stunning setting. This venue has to be seen to be believed; the house, its gardens, the lake, the traditional farm, garden restaurant and the craft shop combine to offer a full days entertainment for those of all ages.