Killarney is a large picturesque town in Kerry which is in the south western part of the Republic of Ireland. It is a thriving settlement with a lot to offer visitors taking a self-catering break here, from festivals and events to beautiful places of natural beauty close by, and the friendly population always welcomes visitors with open arms, year after year. Located on the Ring of Kerry at the start of the route, there are lots of opportunities to hop aboard a tour bus or coach and see some of the top sights that this part of Ireland has to offer, including the expansive Lough Leane. Killarney is actually based on the north eastern bank of this twinkling lake, which is in fact a part of the Killarney National Park, another top place to visit whilst holidaying in the area.
Information on Cottage Holidays in Killarney
Tourism in Killarney dates back to the mid-18th century and today it remains an extremely popular place for cottage breaks with countless things to do in the vicinity of the town. There are so many places in which to stay in Killarney, second only to the capital city of Dublin, and with a vast assortment of charming and independent shops selling souvenirs and trinkets as well as little tea houses, pubs and cafes, there is always a lot to see and do when just strolling through the town. Killarney also has several horse drawn carts which can be seen throughout the streets, and the settlement is famous for this romantic and serene mode of transport.
Killarney National Park is just outside of the town and should definitely be visited if you plan on taking a cottage holiday in Killarney. If you enjoy outdoor activities then Killarney National Park comes highly recommended as a great place for walking, cycling and hiking. As the oldest national park in Ireland, it is home to oak and yew woodlands as well as a vast array of flora and fauna, such as the country’s last remaining herd of red deer, which are native to Ireland. Muckross House is also nestled within the national park and is an extremely interesting historical estate that is well-worth visiting. Built in 1843, the grounds are absolutely spectacular and the house is built in a Tudor style, making it very picturesque and lovely to visit if you like soaking up local history.
The lakes of Killarney which include Lough Leane, Upper Lake and Muckross Lake are a very popular place of scenic beauty to visit in the area and with a gorgeous backdrop of mountains, it is a lovely place in which to settle down for a picnic, soaking up the wonderful views that Killarney has to offer whilst on a cottage break. If you enjoy fishing, note that Lough Leane is an excellent place to do a spot of trout or salmon fishing whereas Muckross Lake is a great place to enjoy trout fishing from the banks.
When visiting such a stunning part of Ireland, you will want to find somewhere really special to stay. Options when it comes to self-catering accommodation include romantic cottages, pet-friendly cottages and family cottages, whatever type of accommodation best suits your needs we hope you have a great time in or near Killarney.
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