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Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms Tours

Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
One of Ireland’s finest stately mansions, the 65-room Muckross House was built for the Herbert family in 1843. Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms sits on the shores of Muckross Lake and is replete with period furnishings and decorative objectives. Three recreated farms on the estate showcase the life of rural dwellers in the 1930s and ’40s. 

The Basics
Private and group vehicle tours of the Ring of Kerry—departing from Cahersiveen, Sneem, Killorglin, Kenmare, and Killarney—often combine a stop at Muckross House with a visit to nearby attractions such as Coomakista Pass, the Torc Waterfall, and other picturesque viewpoints and villages along the Iveragh Peninsula. Muckross House also features on guided tours of Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney, which typically include Ross Castle, Ladies View, and the Gap of Dunloe on the itinerary too. 

Choose between a ticket that grants access to Muckross House and Gardens or one for Muckross Traditional Farms. Or opt for a combo ticket, which provides access to both venues. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Muckross House is a must-see for history and Victorian architecture buffs. 
  • A Killarney National Park information center is located at Muckross House. 
  • The estate has an on-site restaurant overlooking pretty flower beds. 
  • The house is accessible to wheelchair users as are the gardens, with the exception of the rookery. An accessible shuttle bus transports visitors to the farms, though the farm sites themselves are only partially accessible. 

How to Get There
Muckross House is just over 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of Killarney. Take the N71 and follow signposts for the estate. If you are car-free, join an organized tour or catch a shuttle from the Discover Ireland tourist office on Beech Road; shuttle buses usually run from April through October.

When to Get There
Muckross House, Gardens, and Traditional Farms are open from late March through October. The landscaped gardens are at their most colorful in summer, though this is also when the estate is busiest. Try visiting first thing in the morning or late afternoon to experience the site at its quietest.

What Else to See in Killarney National Park
Muckross makes a great base from which to explore the rest of Killarney National Park. From the house, it’s a 20-minute walk or even shorter jaunting car (pony and trap) ride to the ruins of 15th-century Muckross Abbey, and a 45-minute hike to the scenic Torc Waterfall. Other park highlights, such as the Gap of Dunloe and Ross Castle, are fewer than 30 minutes from Muckross House by car. 
Address: Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms

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Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View

Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View

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The countryside outside Killarney boasts come of Ireland’s most captivating landmarks and beautiful scenery, but reaching the far-flung destinations independently can be challenging. With this hop-on hop-off ticket, reach diverse sites of interest such as Muckross Abbey, Ross Castle, and Torc Waterfall with ease by air-conditioned coach. Along the way, admire uninterrupted views over the famous lakes of Killarney and enjoy the freedom to explore at your leisure.
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Killarney Hop - On, Hop - Off Tour

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Explore Killarney at your own pace and avoid the stress of planning when you book a hop-on, hop-off bus pass. In addition to navigating for you, your bus driver provides useful background information about each stop on the bus route, including Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall, Muckross House, Aghadoe Viewing Point, and the city center.
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Self-Guided Cycling Tour at Killarney National Park including Muckross House

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This self-guided cycle tour of Killarney National Park, including Muckross House and Gardens affords you maximum flexibility to enjoy Ireland's most unique landscape. Take safe, comfortable, well-maintained bikes to tour at your leisure. Avail of the map and information material provided to enrich this experience.
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Highlights of Killarney Private Tour

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I was born and reared in Kerry and enjoy sharing this beautiful area with my guests. I will collect you at your accommodation and we will visit the highlights of Killarney commencing with a visit to Ladies View, then Torc Waterfall, Muckross House and Gardens, Ross Castle and Lough Leane returning by Aghadoe. I can customise this tour if you have specific places you would like to visit in the locality. I will share the history, the culture and scenery of our beautiful town. My vehicle is a Mercedes V Class which can accommodate up to six guests comfortably.
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Marvel at some of Ireland’s most beautiful landscapes on this private Ring of Kerry tour from Killorglin. Head deep into the Iveragh Peninsula with your private guide and discover famous landmarks including Cahergall Fort, Leacanabuiaile Fort and Ballycarbery Castle. Pass through quaint villages such as Kenmare, Sneem and Waterville, and enjoy an altogether more relaxed pace of life in the Irish countryside. Admire top attractions like the Torc Waterfalls and Cromwell's Bridge, and enjoy the freedom to plan your own route with your private guide.
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Ring of Kerry Hike - 5 Day Self-Guided Tour

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This holiday gives a wonderful introduction to some of the remoter parts of the Ring Of Kerry. This hike will bring you face to face with nature at its best. Starting in the charming town of Killarney you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to Irish Traditional music. This 5 day Ring of Kerry hike takes you between the glorious Three Lakes Of Killarney and the ancient “passes”. You will be weaving between the mountain range of the McGillycuddy Reeks.   Starting from Killarney National Park and the beautiful Muckross House. Your hike follows into the Black Valley with views across to the well-known Moll’s Gap and Ladies View. From there you continue following a network of ancient paths that are nearly as old as the land itself. Following the Kerry Way to reach the northern shores of the Ring of Kerry with views across to the Dingle Peninsula. This 5-Day Holiday will be a highlight ensuring you have lasting memories of the beautiful Kingdom of Kerry.
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