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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.
Tours to Muckross House
BOOK WITH VIATOR Self-Guided Bike Tour of Killarney National Park, Muckross Gardens & Waterfall
Duration: 5h - 7h 30min
Tours from $22 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Killarney Highlights Half Day Tour-Morning or Afternoon -National Park-Muckross
Duration: 3h 30min
Tours from $33 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Killarney National Park Tour with an accredited chauffeur/guide
Tours from $637 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Muckross House and Gardens, Killarney - Scenic Tour (Minimum 4 People - 1 way).
Tours from $27 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Killarney Scavenger Hunt: O' My Killarney: Roving Through!
Tours from $12 ›
Muckross House reviews
This review is just about the house tour. It is a lovely house. The tour is self-guided. However there are knowledgeable docents in most rooms. You'll see furniture from the period plus mounted...
This review is just about the house tour. It is a lovely house. The tour is self-guided. However there are knowledgeable docents in most rooms. You'll see furniture from the period plus mounted... more »
Touring the home was enjoyable with the self guided tour. It was nice to see many of the rooms with the original furniture. The farm was fun to walk through, talking to staff that were baking bread...
Touring the home was enjoyable with the self guided tour. It was nice to see many of the rooms with the original furniture. The farm was fun to walk through, talking to staff that were baking bread... more »
The grounds here are beautiful and really well maintained. The tress and grass areas are lush green We spent our time here on the outside and did not make it into the house. There are many paths to walk the grounds and down to the lake or to the many gardens and stunning views. The views down at the lake are stunning and great for photographers. There is also a fair amount of parking as well as a cafe and toilets.
The grounds are absolutely spectacular and really well maintained. The tulips are in full bloom and added to the spectacle set against the stone house and lush green grass. The fire escape especially built for the Queen is clearly visible. We spent time on the outside and did not venture into the house. There are many paths to walk , down to the lake or to the Garden centre where there are restrooms and a cafe. The gardens at the cafe are magnificent Parking is plentiful
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