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Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms
Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms

Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms

Free admission
Killarney National Park, Killarney

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.

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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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$12.11 per adult
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Unfortunately when I booked this...
Unfortunately when I booked this tour I thought even though we arrived in Killarney late we would get a full tour Starting the tour at 4:20 only allowed for one stop but the driver was very kind. Others on the shuttle bus looked pleased so I think it would be a good way to see the sights
Lorraine D, Jun 2017

Recent reviews from experiences in Killarney

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I am so glad that I booked to go on...
Edward S, Jul 2017
Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View
I am so glad that I booked to go on the shuttle. The driver was very helpful and had various suggestions about where we got off and in what order. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the various places we visited and in particulr the Torc Waterfall.
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This was a great way to get around...
Cynthia Faye F, Apr 2017
Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View
This was a great way to get around the National Park and take a break from driving for an afternoon. Our driver, whose name I sadly didn't ask, was wonderful and went out of his way to make sure we knew when and where to met him on his return. He was always at least 5 minutes early. It was A service all the way!
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We didn't get to this shuttle...
Janet O, Sep 2016
Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View
We didn't get to this shuttle either. So we went to Muckross house and a quaint looking man with long red eyebrows asked if we would like to hire a ride on a carriage so that's what we did. Everything turned out swell and we were happy again!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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