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Kells Bay House & Gardens

Kells Bay | Co Kerry, Cahersiveen V23 EP48, Ireland
+353 66 947 7975
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beautiful gardens, but not worth the 8 euro

There is no questioning that the gardens are beautiful, but it was very expensive to walk around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Julie Anna G
,
Morton, Illinois
Pure and utter bliss.

Arrived at Kells Bay on a soft day as we irish say. It was warm a bit humid and misty rain. We were... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Avril P
,
Wicklow, Ireland
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Kells Bay House & Gardens is Ireland's premier sub-tropical botanical gardens situated overlooking Dingle Bay on the Ring of Kerry. It is home of the SkyWalk, Ireland's longest rope bridge (112 foot long). Ideal for everyone with over 3 kms of walks and lots of Dinosaurs for the children. We also have 4 star accommodation in the former Hunting Lodge, with our Cafe and our Thai restaurant, Sala Thai, open daily throughout the year (by prior appointment only in January).
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“rope bridge” (38 reviews)
“thai restaurant” (32 reviews)
“tree ferns” (18 reviews)
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Kells Bay | Co Kerry, Cahersiveen V23 EP48, Ireland
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+353 66 947 7975
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"ring of kerry"
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"primeval forest"
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"coffee shop"
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"beautiful room"
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"every corner"
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"red route"
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"beautiful garden"
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Reviewed yesterday

There is no questioning that the gardens are beautiful, but it was very expensive to walk around with little to no information about what plants we actually saw. It's an easy walk and parking is included.

Thank Julie Anna G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived at Kells Bay on a soft day as we irish say. It was warm a bit humid and misty rain. We were early for book in so we ventured out to the garden's it was lovely. ..we went across the rope bridge and tried...More

Thank Avril P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk around the gardens was great. 8 Euros, considering the amount of work needed to maintain this extrordinary collection of plants seemed to be reasonable. The rope bridge was fun too! BUT... We arrived and had serious difficulty in raising anyone to take our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by the tourist information centre but what a disappointment. €8 each for a walk in the bush was way too much considering the Kerry Cliffs are €4 each with spectacular views. A good place for kids but we felt underwhelmed.

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I asked the woman at the entrance if the gardens is suitable for a buggy and she said absolutely. This was semi true.. We started on the walk and realised the walk way was bumpy, uneven and had steps . So we decided to turn...More

Thank Jen R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 40 Friends of the Ulster Museum loved this garden. Some of us stayed in the delightful walled gardens, others explored the tree ferns, and some braved the Rope Bridge. Our brilliant coach driver even brought our 52 seater, three axle coach down...More

Thank gpcthompson
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Called in to see the new rope bridge and view the improvements in the gardens. This place goes from strength to strength. Excellent coffee and pastries.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the Bell Tower Suite for 3 nights. The suite is beautiful. The house is set in a lovely landscape. We didn’t have time to visit the gardens so can’t comment on them! The reason for taking away one star was because they...More

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

What an unbelievable place this is,it is like a different planet,amazing gardens,dinosaurs,shrubs, trees,rope bridge to name a few! Spent hours here with our 9 year old daughter today and what an experience we had. After the whole experience we stopped off at the coffee shop...More

Thank bradleyjacinta
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Paid €33 for 3 Adults and 2 small Children to walk around garden for 40 mins, ridiculous! Rope bridge not suitable for small Children. Go to Derrynane house with even nicer gardens and one of the most beautiful beaches in the country for FREE! No...More

Thank Lazydavey
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Niamh2hurley
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Sorry I wouldn’t know but they have a website or give them a call
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KevDaCamper
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Response from Elaine M | Reviewed this property |
Roads are narrow but on my visit I seen one parked in the car park so answer is yes.
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Siobhan C
22 January 2015|
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Response from Carla M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Siobhan, I cannot say 100% certain, but I doubt they accept it. Quick way to find out is to' Google' OneForall Vouchers site, and you will find your answer there. Hope this helps.
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