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Muckross House, Killarney

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#1 of 95 in Historic Sites in County Kerry
Scenic Walking Area · Garden
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Located within the country's oldest national park, Muckross House 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 part of your personalized Killarney itinerary using our Killarney driving holiday app.
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  • Visited here on one of the wettest days imaginable but was delighted with our decision to go in. The staff here are brilliant, very friendly and informative. We had a lovely chat with them about the....  more
    Visited here on one of the wettest days imaginable but was delighted with our decision to go in. The staff here are brilliant, very friendly and informative. We had a lovely chat with them about the....  more »
  • Really interesting visit. The guides in the rooms were knowledgeable and easy to listen to. Very reasonable entrance price. We didn't visit the farms but the house itself was lovely. 
    Really interesting visit. The guides in the rooms were knowledgeable and easy to listen to. Very reasonable entrance price. We didn't visit the farms but the house itself was lovely.  more »
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  • The grounds are absolutely spectacular and really well maintained. The tulips are in full bloom and added to the spectacle set against the stone house and lush green grass. The fire escape especially built for the Queen is clearly visible. We spent time on the outside and did not venture into the house. There are many paths to walk , down to the lake or to the Garden centre where there are restrooms and a cafe. The gardens at the cafe are magnificent Parking is plentiful
  • The shop is super. You can watch the pottery being made and there’s an excellent collection of gifts - clothes, books, sweets, trinkets, family crests, pottery, photographs, jewellery, tweeds, woollens… The toilets are usually clean. The cafe would be great but it stops serving hot food at 3pm. They could make a killing by extending that as the place is hiving until late during the summer months. The grounds are immaculate and the views are stunning. Car parking isn’t too bad. Well worth a stop off.

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