Killarney is the ideal base for exploring County Kerry, a rugged and beautiful corner of southwest Ireland. Check out our 3-day itinerary that incorporates visits to three of the county’s scenic highlights: the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, and Killarney National Park.
Killarney National Park, Killarney, Ireland
Ladies’ View is one of the highlights of the Ring of Kerry, and offers a stunning perspective of Killarney National Park. Many coach, car, and motorcycle tours of the Ring of Kerry use the lookout as a stopover, allowing participants to get some fresh air, stretch, and enjoy the views before continuing along the driving loop to other points of interest—such as Valentia Island, Cahersiveen, and Sneem.
Tours of Killarney National Park typically combine a visit to Ladies’ View with other attractions, such as Ross Castle, Muckross House, and Torc Waterfall. Hop-on hop-off buses also make stops at Ladies’ View and other spots in Killarney National Park
Things to know before you go
- Bring a few euros to make use of the coin-operated monocular at the site.
- A gift shop and café can be found at the viewpoint.
- The road to Ladies’ View is narrow and winding; nervous drivers may prefer to go as part of a tour.
How to get there
Ladies’ View is situated off the N71, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Killarney town. Driving from Killarney takes about 25 minutes, and parking is available at the site.
When to get there
Footfall is highest in the summer months of June, July, and August. Come early or in the late afternoon to avoid the worst of the crowds. Clear days offer the most far-reaching views.
Where to Find the Best Views near Killarney
If—after relishing the scenery at Ladies’ View—you’re longing for yet more showstopping vistas, you won’t have to travel far to find them. Ascend Torc Mountain for panoramas over Muckross House, Killarney’s shimmering lakes, and the rugged mountains of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. The Gap of Dunloe—a rugged valley dotted with lakes and framed by rising peaks—also delivers natural beauty on an epic scale.
Frequently Asked Questions
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