Muckross House, Killarney

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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  • The mansion is well preserved, with a guided tour, which tells the story of the aristocracy of the Irish noblemen who supported the English and then was acquired by a millionaire America that the family donated to Ireland. The mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens and the shore of a lake. It has a good structure for tourists, including free parking.
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  • Plenty to keep you occupied walking around here. The old abbey is a short walk. Several walks of varying difficulty available but the markers aren't always easy to follow. Easy car parking.  more »
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  • House is very interesting seeing how people lived back then. They did a great job keeping furniture in good shape. Our tour guide was a little bland, making the tour kind of boring. The history was cool though. The view was spectacular and the house was beautiful. Would recommend. The farm was kind of boring as well, more so than the house. The bread making was cool. There were a bunch of hills, so if you're handicapped, they have a shuttle (that they failed to tell us about and we had trouble with the hills) otherwise was a fine way to spend the days exploring the house, gardens and farms.
  • The Muckross House is beautiful and the grounds are even more beautiful. This is a good way to see how the swanky lived back in the 1800s. The tour describes all the history behind the house and the families that lived there. Definitely walk around the house after the tour to take in the beautiful gardens.
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