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Killarney

Killarney is known asthe gateway to the county or 'kingdom'of Kerry.The biggest attraction of the town is its beautiful surroundings of green, lushforest, lakes and high mountain peaks. Killarney itselfis a popular destination throughout the year, thanks to the 19th-centuryarchitecture, narrow cobbled streets and lively pubs. Stroll the cobblestonestreets and discover 19th-century architecture and beautiful trails in thisIrish town known for its pub culture, hospitality and mystical mountains.

Killarney is situatedin the southwest of Ireland and is surrounded by Killarney National Park. Thetown is the starting point of the famous tourist route, the Ring of Kerry. This177 kilometre route offers include forests, waterfalls and beautiful, unspoiltcoastline.

Explore the narrow streets of Killarneywhere you will find cafes and craft shops. Visit the 19th century landmarks,such as StMary's Cathedral and Muckross House. You can explore the town on foot;just make sure you have a pair of comfy shoes.

Killarney has a longtradition of hosting guests and boasts numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts.Strong competition between establishments means you can be assured of highquality service. Visit one of the many venues and check out the local livemusic, or just join the locals and make the most of the lively nightlife,especially at the weekends. If you're looking for something more sedate, you'dbetter go on a weekday.

From outrageous St. Patrick's Day celebrationsuntil Christmas festivities: throughout the year there are plenty of events happeningall over Killarney. In July and August it gets especiallycrowded in the town.

Feeling a little outdoorsy? Follow the routes outof town to get to the three lakes of Killarney andthe mountain peaks of the national park. Killarneyis located on the shores of LoughLeane, so why not rent a boat or hike around the lake and enjoy thebeautiful mountain panorama – everything than be reached easily, and cheaply,by foot.

Top hotels in Killarney

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Fairview Boutique Hotel
The Fairview Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
College Street, Killarney, Kerry
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €99 per night

Located in the heart of Killarney, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Mary's Cathedral and INEC Killarney. Killarney National Park and Ross Castle ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (606 reviews)

"Staff were fantastic, hotel itself was acceptable."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

The Fairview Boutique Hotel
The Lake Hotel Killarney
The Lake Hotel Killarney
4 out of 5
On The Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Kerry
The price is €163 per night

Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Killarney National Park and INEC Killarney. Ross Castle is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (782 reviews)

"The room was amazing with spectacular views over the lake and wild deer visible at times. The room had a four poster bed, balcony with small table and chairs, fridge, coffee machine, office area, living area with armchairs and coffee table, and an electric fire with flame effect. The bathroom had ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

The Lake Hotel Killarney
The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments
The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments
3 out of 5
Muckross Road, Killarney, County Kerry
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €140 per night

This family-friendly Killarney hotel is located in a national park, within a 15-minute walk of INEC Killarney and Killarney National Park. Ross Castle is 2.4 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (226 reviews)
Business

"Excellent service, very friendly"…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments

Popular places to visit in Killarney

Killarney National Park
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Killarney National Park

5/5(45 reviews)

See the rare fauna and visit the quaint cottages adorning the picturesque lakes and forests of this mountainous national park.

Ross Castle
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Ross Castle

4.5/5(18 reviews)

Standing guard over the lake, this silent ruin provides a glimpse of life in an Ireland that was often a land of warring clans.

Muckross House
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Muckross House

4.5/5(21 reviews)

Enjoy varied delights on this splendid estate, which offers a look into daily life in the past, both inside a luxurious home and on a busy farm.

Ladies View
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Ladies View

4.5/5(40 reviews)

The ladies-in-waiting of an English queen were speechless at this sight. Looking out over such a lovely landscape, you might be awestruck as well.

Torc Waterfall
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Torc Waterfall

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Hidden in the mossy forest is a sight that can refresh any weary hiker, where fresh waters hurtle over stones, sheltered by a leafy canopy.

St. Mary's Cathedral
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St. Mary's Cathedral

4.5/5(19 reviews)

In a green field stands an impressive cathedral especially beloved by its townsfolk. Inside, find a welcoming community church decorated with beautiful stained glass.

Top things to do in Killarney

Private Ring of Kerry Tour with accredited guide
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Private Ring of Kerry Tour with accredited guide

€400
Per adult
Killarney and National Park Hop On Hop Off Tour
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Killarney and National Park Hop On Hop Off Tour

€13
Per adult
Ross Castle Kayaking Tour.Killarney lakes, Killarney.Guided
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Ross Castle Kayaking Tour.Killarney lakes, Killarney.Guided

€80
Per adult
Killarney Kayaking Tour – Innisfallen Island
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Killarney Kayaking Tour – Innisfallen Island

€45
Per adult
Killarney Kayaking Tour – Ross Castle
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Killarney Kayaking Tour – Ross Castle

€35
Per adult
Small group private tour of Ireland
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Small group private tour of Ireland

€668
Per adult

Reviews of Killarney

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 70.49180327868852%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 22.950819672131146%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.918032786885246%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.639344262295082%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Feb 2020

Love Killarney

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Nov 2019

Great choices of places to eat. Lovely shops. Great effort made with the Christmas decorations. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Sep 2019

Very friendly people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Sep 2019

Killarney is a must see. The lakes, the mountains, the drives, the friendly people are all unbeatable!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Sep 2019

a beautiful area where you can spend weeks seeing everything.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

31 Aug 2019

Beware on check-in we were told we had the breakfast & evening meal package so had a great meal at the restaurant with a great bill we were not expecting. I had no access to email booking on the trip so could not verify the expedia package we bought.