The traditional way to tour all of the local “beauty spots” is by Jaunting Car (local ‘unique’ horse drawn carriage), in the company of a ‘Jarvey’ (driver and guide) who will spin the “old stories” at every corner on the road. Lots of story telling, history and Craic!
Jaunting cars, 2 minutes from Castle Lodge, are available for large groups and independent visitors. Tours include The Lakes, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Gardens, Torc Waterfall and The National Park. They will even collect you from our front door!
Two of our guests’ favourite tours are:
Ross Castle & Killarney Estate
This tour through history, legend and folklore rambles its way along Killarney National Park and onto Ross Castle on the shores of Lough Léin. A short visit to this restored 15th Century castle, allows for a real glimpse of ancient Ireland at its finest. You will be returned to Castle Lodge awed by the experience.
Muckross House & Killarney National Park
This jaunt provides spectacular viewing of Killarney National Park including Muckross Lake and the 15th Century Muckross Abbey. You will be informed and entertained with local folklore and history of the area. You will finish your journey at the internationally renowned Muckross House & Gardens, where you will experience Victorian elegance in all its grandeur.
Killarney’s Neo-Gothic Cathedral, designed by Pugin (Roman Catholic).