Muckross House, Killarney

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#1 of 92 in Historic Sites in County Kerry
Must see · 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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  • This is a lovely way to spend a few hours. Pay to do the tour or wander in the grounds. Very enjoyable. 
    This is a lovely way to spend a few hours. Pay to do the tour or wander in the grounds. Very enjoyable.  more »
  • The estate has a lot of history. Take in the full experience and learn of the wonderful families that gave this estate to the people. 
    The estate has a lot of history. Take in the full experience and learn of the wonderful families that gave this estate to the people.  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
  • What a lovely place, the house itself is fabulous, brilliant piece of history. Sadly can’t take any pictures inside. Walks are good, lots of parking spaces. Visitors centre and restaurants are perfect. Tidy bathrooms, lovely staff.

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