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Garinish Island, Glengarriff

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A short ferry ride away in the harbor of Glengarrif in Bantry Bay, Garinish Island is a lush island filled with stunning gardens and rare plants from around the world. Harold Peto designed the now-famous gardens in the 19th century for the island's owners, Annan and Violet Bryce. Since it was given to the state in 1953, this island has become a popular tourist site because of its beautiful walkways. Stroll through the property, which covers 15 hectares (37 acres), and view the world-renowned gardens with plants that are only able to grow in this area's mild microclimate. Visit historic structures on the island, including a Grecian temple, Martello Tower, and Italian casita. Using our custom trip planner, Glengarriff attractions like Garinish Island can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • What a beautiful trip to Garinish (Garnish) island! We got the ferry from Glengariff, which took us on a nice sail past sea lions and an eagle well camouflaged on a tree branch, before arriving at... 
    What a beautiful trip to Garinish (Garnish) island! We got the ferry from Glengariff, which took us on a nice sail past sea lions and an eagle well camouflaged on a tree branch, before arriving at...  more »
  • Would recommend 100%, with young kids the boat across and then an island to explore was fantastic. We did have a teen in a wheelchair and I would recommend a visit it did restrict some locations in... 
    Would recommend 100%, with young kids the boat across and then an island to explore was fantastic. We did have a teen in a wheelchair and I would recommend a visit it did restrict some locations in...  more »
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  • It's a gardeners garden. 10/10.
  • A cloudy day on Garnish Island,but we'll worth the visit. Stunning

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