The Wild Atlantic Way
The Most Breathtaking Driving Route in the World
Guests at our Hotel are often surprised to discover that they are just minutes from one of the world’s longest and most breathtaking driving routes. Killarney is a key gateway to this wonder of Mother Nature. Longer than California’s Pacific Coast Highway or South Africa’s Garden Route, the Wild Atlantic Way extends an awe-inspiring 2,500km from Cork in the south via Galway in the west to Donegal in the North. And luckily for our visitors, one of the most rewarding of its five sections winds its way through Killarney, County Kerry.
Hugging what is arguably the most beautiful section of the Atlantic coast, the Wild Atlantic Way is something you can dip into and explore at your own pace. Ask our friendly staff for advice on the best way to experience the route during your stay at The Ross, based on the time available to you and your preferences.
The Kerry section of the Wild Atlantic Way is 350km in length. Set out from Killarney in the direction of Killorglin and Castlemaine, and you will reach the Dingle Peninsula – next stop, the United States. The coastal road at Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula arcs around the most westerly point in Europe, with scenic gems including views of the Blasket Islands and the Skelligs along the battered coastline there are also a number of walking trails and hikes in the locality. Take a day to appreciate this part of the world, before returning to the comfort of The Ross, ready to relax, enjoy some refreshments, and dream of the magical Atlantic coastline when you retire to the comfort of your Killarney accommodation.