The Ring of Kerry
A Stunning Route of Natural Beauty
You’re really spoiled for choice when it comes to touring options from your hotel in Killarney. Our friendly staff are on hand to advise you on the best places to visit, and one of the experiences they often recommend is the Ring of Kerry tour, a 180km loop of the stunning Iveragh Peninsula. Starting from the hotel, head in the direction of Killorglin and continue along the coast, taking in Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem and Kenmare until you arrive back in Killarney again.
If you have time, stray off the route a little to take in wonders like the Gap of Dunloe, Rossbeigh Beach, Derrynane, Staigue Fort, and Valentia Island. Even if you stick to the traditional route, however, you will experience places of exceptional beauty and history. Enjoy Waterville, a charming town overlooking the beautiful Ballinskelligs Bay, with some of Europe’s best salmon and sea trout fishing and a world-renowned golf course nearby.
Stop in Kenmare, one of Ireland’s prettiest heritage towns, with some of the world’s most stunning scenery surrounding it. A gourmet paradise, Kenmare combines the rugged drama of the Ring of Beara and the splendid grandeur of the Ring of Kerry. Toward the end of the route, you will encounter Ladies View, named after Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting in honour of the Monarch’s 1861 visit. Here you will enjoy a magnificent panorama of Killarney’s Three Lakes and its world-famous National Park. Stop at Muckross House & Gardens, and then back to the Five Star comfort of The Ross.