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“Beautiful house and surroundings”

Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
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Ranked #4 of 107 things to do in Killarney
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Muckross House, Gardens, and Traditional Farms represent the focal point and nucleus of Killarney National Park. This is Ireland's oldest National Park, and it includes the world famous Lakes of Killarney, as well as the mountains and woodlands that surround them. Muckross and Killarney National Park are open daily all year round (expect the Christmas period). Please refer to website for more details on opening times & prices.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Vanersborg, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Beautiful house and surroundings”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

When we arrived there were guided tours in the house every half hour so we didn't feel rushed when doing the tour. The tour was a nice one and the guide quite nice even if he only followed the manuscript he had great knowledge of the house and answered questions from the group. The guided tour covered a lot of the house. It was pretty long, more than an hour so it might not suit younger children if they are not very interested in history.

The restaurant in the garden was a nice place to eat.

A highlight when visiting the property was a visit to the farm houses, this I think will suit everyone!

Visited August 2014
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Guided tours only?”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

It's hard to believe you need to plan your day around the Muckross if you want to view the house inside. They are guided tours only. So we didn't have that kind of time and just saw the gardens. A bit of a disappointment Muckross would generate more interest if they allowed admission throughout the day.

Visited August 2014
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Rushed through”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The house is fabulous and contains many wonderful things, unfortunately there just isn`t enough time given to hear about them. A fresh tour begins every 10 minutes so you are constantly being chased by the next group, the admission charge of 7 euros 50 is very reasonable but in my opinion it would be better to increase the charge a little and allow more time to admire the surroundings. I would highly recommend it though..

Visited August 2014
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utrecht
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Took a jaunting car from city center to Muckross House. you can just visit the gardens but when visiting the house there is a fee. The area is just beautiful. Also for children to run around or walk. be sure to visit nearby Muckross Abbey

Visited July 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We took the guided tour of the house and the visit lasted approximately 1h (a bit more). We were very surprised because, inside of the house, there are a lot of beautiful well preserved art pieces and visiting this mansion will definitely help you learn a lot of interesting facts about the history of Killarney. For those who love interesting art pieces, there are a few very impressive local woodworks to observe in the house as well as an original wallpaper.

The only little negative point was that the guide we had for the tour seemed to be a bit "annoyed" as she was checking her clock every 5 minutes and she was very cold at the beginning of the visit. However, it is understandable that even tour guides could be on a rush or stressed while doing their job.

Visited August 2014
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