Killarney is a beautiful town located among the most beautiful mountains, woodlands and lakes in Ireland. It is called the Beauty’s home and Heaven’s Reflex due to the wonderful scenic beauty which it has. This wonderful town of natural beauty is the destination for thousands of people from all over the world for spending their vacation in style and comfort. During the last one hundred and fifty years Killarney has emerged as one of the top destination for tourists visiting the United Kingdom and Ireland due to its mysterious beauty and charm that is never seen anywhere else.
There are many places of interest and tourist attractions in Killarney and you have many types of activities to indulge while here. This makes the vacation more enjoyable and more memorable for your whole family. The Killarney National park is one of the important places to visit. This is the first wild and beautiful National park that was set up in the year 1932 out of the lands provided by Muckross Estate. This 25000-acre expanse of vast land has all types of landscape ranging from the parklands to lakes and mountains. The most important places to see in the National park are the Muckross House, Knockreer House, Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey, Innisfallen Island and Torc Waterfall among others. You can see the Yew Wood and the Red Deer in this park which cannot be seen elsewhere.
The Aghadoe is one of the best viewpoints of Killarney below. From here you have breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside all the way to the town that is about 3 kilometers away. This historical place is home to a 7th century monastery, a 13th century round house and also a 12th century Church. The Torc waterfall is yet another important place to visit and it is about 7 kilometers away from the city. The waterfall lies on the road to Kenmare. You can reach the falls by walking though a forest. Here you will find the best views of the waterfall from standing near its base. This will provide you with a good view of seeing the water falling from a height of about 70 feet onto the boulders below and gushing out to the Killarney Lake.
The Gap of Dunloe is the place you have to go to see the real scenic beauty of Killarney and it lies about 9 kilometers away from the town. Here one of the most wonderful glaciated lakes in the whole of Europe is waiting to enthrall you with its natural beauty. Even while you are on your way you can find the 5 lakes that lie in this area and the picturesque sight that unfolds before you will amaze you. You can go on foot or on a car ride to reach and explore this unique place.
Yet another place of natural environment is the Muckross House, Gardens and Traditional Farms. This is a must see place when you come to Killarney and here you have to visit the Muckross house that lies in the National park overlooking the Lakes of Killarney. This Victorian Stately home is the property of the Henry Arthur Herbert who built it in the year 1839. Queen Victoria visited this house during the year 1861. Now it is a museum. As a part of the home you have the Traditional Farms that will show you how rural Ireland was during the early part of the 20th Century.
Apart from this you have many other important places in Killarney to visit and is an excellent vacation destination and you will be happy that you visited this city that will be in your memory for many more years to come.