Muckross House, Killarney

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#1 of 95 in Historic Sites in County Kerry
Garden · Historic Site
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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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  • A beautiful historic estate in Killarney National park. A visit to Muckross House and gardens should be on your list if you are visiting Killarney. The setting, gardens and interior are beautiful... 
    A beautiful historic estate in Killarney National park. A visit to Muckross House and gardens should be on your list if you are visiting Killarney. The setting, gardens and interior are beautiful...  more »
  • Wonderful gardens with a lake and mountain view. The place where you could picture many movies being made. 
    Wonderful gardens with a lake and mountain view. The place where you could picture many movies being made.  more »
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  • I absolutely love this place. It has to be the best place to go for walks. Food is also worth staying for. Fantastic gardens. Fabulous cycle paths. The views are amazing. Highly recommend this place for a day out. Bring a picnic and sit on grass in Summer. Fantastic
  • I'd give the house 3 stars, but the garden? FIVE STARS!!! Take the carriage tour to the falls and monastery - it's well worth it! The short walk to the falls is so beautiful! Like walking through a fairy tale! Bring a camera, and if you can, a tripod to get a long exposure of the falls! Wish I had

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