Ring of Kerry

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Why the
Ring of Kerry
is special

The Ring of Kerry in Ireland is one of Europe's most famous and scenic drives. You view craggy coastlines and verdant rolling hills dotted with sheep.

Ring of Kerry
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The Ring of Kerry has a serious shortcoming: In the last couple of decades it has become severely overcrowded with day-tour busses during its peak summer season - to the point where this overshadows the natural beauty. That's the reason I lowered the Ring of Kerry from a Silver to a Bronze Medal.

Ring of Kerry
best attractions

The stunning shorelines and landscapes are the prime reason travelers come. There are also some interesting stops along the way, including:

Lakes of Killarney

The best vantage of these picturesque Killarney National Park mountain lakes are from the Ladies View outlook.

Muckross House

Period-piece furnishings in a 15th-century mansion.

Ross Castle

Good photo-op.

Staigue Fort

Ring-shaped 2,500-year-old stone fortification.

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