Kerry is a wonderful rugged county and a visit to Killarney would not be complete without visiting some of the 26,000 hectares of The Killarney National Park. This is an idyllic place to explore with the mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls a spectacular scene no matter what season you are visiting. There is a scenic beauty that changes every day.
The Mc Guillycuddy Reeks hosts the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrantuohill, which is a very popular choice for climbers. Killarney National Park is home to Ireland's only wild herd of red deer which you will see cross your path as you explore the woodland full of ancient oaks.
The swans and ducks at Ross Castle are loved by the little ones and the hotel can give you bread to bring along with you as they love to be fed. If you’re a flower lover then be sure to visit the Muckross House Gardens and Traditional Farms as there you can get lost in the colours. Bikes are a popular choice of transport as well as the Killarney Jaunting Carts. If you’re comfortable with small boats then we recommend you go by boat to Innisfallen Island on the lower lake and to Dinis Cottage. There are wonderful pathways and walks and you can stroll for hours without ever crossing the same path. Our Reception Team can give you the local tips on the best highlights The Killarney National Park has to offer. It is so vast that there is something for all the family to really enjoy.
Killarney National Park is located a short walk or bicycle ride from Killarney Royal. Our reservations or reception team will be delighted to assist you with directions and information on the park.