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Ladies' View, Killarney

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Few places in Ireland have been photographed as often as Ladies' View, a spot that offers unspoiled views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. The scenic point's name stems from a visit of Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, who came here in 1861 and afterward told everyone they met of the deep impression the landscape of sky, water, and mountains had left on them. This is one of Ireland's best-known panoramas, but there is a bit more to this place than just one vista. The lookout also contains a modern cafe and a well-stocked gift shop, selling rugs, throws, scarves, and sheepskins. Try to time your visit for mid-morning or mid-afternoon, when the landscape is most conducive to photos. A visit to Ladies' View represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Killarney online holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Great place to stop for a few minutes to take in the view. It is on The Ring of Kerry so no detour needed. 
    Great place to stop for a few minutes to take in the view. It is on The Ring of Kerry so no detour needed.  more »
  • It was a special place because of who had been there and viewed the overlook. Nice, but I found the whole country an exercise in beauty. 
    It was a special place because of who had been there and viewed the overlook. Nice, but I found the whole country an exercise in beauty.  more »
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  • It's quite a drive up from Killarney but well worth it with a few photo stops on the way , amazing lakes . Ladies View has incredible views and if the weather is good you can really appreciate the mountains , lakes and some deer which were very close to us at the parking lot. There is quite a bit of parking and most tourists don't stay long. We enjoyed some coffee while we enjoyed the views. There is an upstairs deck as well which is great for warmer days. There is also a gift shop on site
  • The view. The view. The view! The location is just magnificent. I wasn’t even hungry but we stopped and went inside for a look, and it ended up being such a friendly place we ordered mint chocolate chip ice creams and coffees and sat out on the wall to soak in the sun and views. They also have a roof top terrace looking out over the views. The icecream was lovely, the chocolate chips in the mint are large chunks - amazing. Was busy though, although I’m not surprised!

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