The Ring of Kerry is a 111-mile scenic route that follows Kerry’s stunning Iveragh Peninsula along Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way. It is a top tourist attraction in Ireland and it’s easy to see why. Full of history, home to diverse wildlife and breath-taking scenery, the Ring of Kerry is one of the country’s best loved circuits. But much like most tourist attractions, many people ask is the Ring of Kerry worth visiting? Continue reading to find out…
Kerry has three peninsulas, the Dingle Peninsula, the Iveragh Peninsula, and the Beara Peninsula from north to south. Part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Iveragh Peninsula is the largest of the three and often considered the most scenic, with the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range located in the centre of the peninsula. The Ring of Kerry, circles the coastlines of the Iveragh Peninsula as well as the Skellig Ring, beginning and ending in the bustling town of Killarney, just east of the peninsula.
The Ring of Kerry route can around 3.5 hours to drive, without stopping or traffic. However, here at Wild Rover Tours, we recommend taking your time travelling the route to enjoy the incredible scenery, beautiful wildlife, culture and activities available in Kerry. The reason many people believe the Ring of Kerry is worth visiting is because of the incredible variety of stops along the route.
Take a break from driving and visit amazing places such as the world-famous Skellig Michael, filming location of 2015 & 2017 Star Wars movies. Explore charming seaside towns like Cahersiveen and Portmagee. Immerse yourself in thousands of years of Irish history at the 15th century Ross Castle or Muckross House. Experience some of the best scenery in Ireland in Killarney National Park.
The Ring of Kerry is a photographer’s paradise, be sure to stop at the iconic Ladies View, ranked by the Irish Times as one of the most photographed places in Ireland, to capture the perfect shot! Finish off your day of adventuring with lunch, dinner and a few cosy pints in the quaint villages of Kenmare and Glenbeigh.
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