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
Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Skellig Ring,Kerry Cliffs and Valentia from Kenmare BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $169
Duration: 8 hours
Hop On/Off Shuttle Visit National Park,Torc Waterfall,Muckross House,Ladies View BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $11
Duration: 3 hours
Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killorglin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $170
Duration: 8 hours
Muckross House Reviews
Myself,my wife and four boys went on the Muckross House tour today.it was absolutely fantastic!the tour guide was Patsy.She was superb.a rare chance to step right back into the past.not to be missed! more »
Quite an interesting visit. One wonders how was once to live in this kind of a house but also sees the contrast of the English landlords and the squabble in which Irish people had to live in their... more »
Beautiful place to visit. Could advertise their discount days better as more people would visit. We almost didn't visit one day and then found out it was like half the price when we spoke to the man in the kiosk.
Got Engaged to the most amazing and beautiful person in Muckross Gardens today. Could not have wished for a more amazing and romantic place. Thank u for the showing me the perfect place red breast.
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