Visit Muckross House to see Victorian Gardens in Bloom

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Luscious gardens and green hills populated by native deer are some of the reasons why visitors head
to Muckross House in County Kerry for a day out.

Before leaving by car, drivers ought to make sure their vehicles are covered by motor insurance,
which protects them against accidents and collisions. The beautiful mansion is located in Killarney
National Park, which is a walker’s paradise due to its picturesque waterfalls and steeply climbing hills.
There is much to explore in this protected region, but before setting off into the park, visitors like to
take a look around the impressive Victorian property to see how its past occupants lived.

Building first began on the site in 1839, after Henry Arthur Herbert commissioned workers to
construct the mansion. The property acted as a home for Herbert, his wife and family for hundreds of
years before its ownership passed to others. Keen to pay homage to the premises historical past, the
new owners decided to revert some of the rooms to how they appeared in the Victorian era.

Time was spent decorating the bedrooms and dining rooms back to their former glory, so guests can
see the type of fixtures and furnishings used in this time. The redecorated rooms boast hardwood
furniture, luxurious curtains and glittering chandeliers. Visitors to the site get a realistic impression of
how the original family lived, but they are also able to get a glimpse of the working conditions of the
mansion’s servants.

The basement was where many of the staff spent their time going about their daily tasks and guests
can take a look at this part of the home should they wish. The first owners of the house spent much
time in the grounds of the home enjoying its gardens. Overtime the mansion’s grounds have been
redeveloped so guests can also marvel at the blooming flowers and varied flora.

During nice weather, visitors take great pleasure in admiring the property’s rock and sunken garden.
People who lived in homes near Muckross House tended to rely on farming for an income. Now
tourists can view the practices used by workers in the 1930s thanks to the Muckross Traditional
Farms exhibition.

Traditional crafts are sold at the Mucross Craft Shop, including pottery and weaved items. After
viewing the many historical sights on display, visitors have the opportunity to buy refreshments
in a cafe located within the mansion’s Walled Garden. From here, the Killarney National Park can
be explored, with many visitors drawn each year to the 26,000-acre attraction, which is home to
collection of diverse flora and fauna.

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