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 $168
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 $168
Duration: 8 hours
Muckross House Reviews
Go here. There is so much. In the summer is the traditional farm. Around Christmas they light up lights. The grounds are simply amazing and inspirational. more »
I’ve been to Killarney many times and had toured the gardens before, yet had never been with people who wanted to take the house tour. I was up in Killarney solo and decided to go here after walking t... more »
The mansion and gardens were beautiful but as a Yank with roots on Irish farms I enjoyed seeing the traditional working farm area the most, along with the tiny homes that lacked all the amenities we take for granted today. I also enjoyed seeing the traditional farm implements as my grandfather back on his farm in the States collected many of the same there. It was a good lesson for my young daughter to see her distant humble origins since she is a kid growing up in Manhattan, New York.
My pictures doesn't give credit to how beautiful this place is. Come and take a look for yourself and you will be amazed by its rich history, beautiful architecture, interiors and surroundings. Take a walk after a tour of the house up to the Waterfall and the Lake for a breath of fresh air.
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