Upper Lake, Killarney - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Upper Lake, Killarney
Upper Lake is a lake in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland. It is one of the Lakes of Killarney, along with Muckross Lake and Lough Leane. The lakes of Killarney are a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. Killarney has some of the best salmon and brown trout waters in Ireland and is an ideal base to fish.
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Lord Brandon's Cottage
1.51km from Upper Lake, Killarney
Located at the ‘end’ of the gap, if you walk from the Kate Kearny side, Lord Brandon’s Cottage is a welcome site for those that have conquered the first leg of the walk. Once a grand hunting lodge, the cottage has a tale of love and betrayal tide to it, which you’ll discover shortly.
3.49km from Upper Lake, Killarney
Purple Mountain, is the 21st–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 28th–highest according to the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. It is located in County Kerry, and is the highest point of the Purple Mountain Group. It is composed of sandstone particles of various sizes which are collectively known as Old Red Sandstone. Old Red Sandstone has a purple-reddish colour, and has virtually no fossils.
4.3km from Upper Lake, Killarney
Cruach Mhór, is the tenth-highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin list, and the eleventh-highest peak in Ireland according to the Vandeleur-Lynam list. A distinctive square grotto marks the summit. It is part of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks in County Kerry. A good trekking destination and also it offers beautiful views too.
Gap of Dunloe
4.76km from Upper Lake, Killarney
The Gap of Dunloe is one of the most stunningly beautiful parts of County Kerry and indeed Ireland. Stretching through the MacGuillicuddy Reeks mountain range, this beautiful glacial valley simply must be experienced to be appreciated. It is a narrow mountain pass running north-south in County Kerry, Ireland. It is one of Kerry's most popular tourist destinations due to its scenery.
4.87km from Upper Lake, Killarney
Dinis Cottage on Dinis Island in Killarney National Park looks out over the Middle Lake and was built by the Herberts who at one time owned the lands that are now part of Killarney National Park . The cottage has been described as a hunting lodge and a woodcutter’s hut and dates back to the 1700s. It provides a tempting stop-off for the many visitors, walking the popular Muckross and Dinis 10km circular trail through the National Park and taking in Torc Waterfall.
6.06km from Upper Lake, Killarney
Moll's Gap is a gap in County Kerry and has an elevation of 237 metres. Moll's Gap is situated south of Derrylea. It offers views of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountains, and is a popular tourist location. The rocks at Moll's gap are formed of Old Red Sandstone, which are small quartz grains laid down over 350 million years ago; unlike most of the Old Red Sandstone around Killarney which is stained red by iron oxide, the rock at Moll's gap is stained green by chlorite.
Discover More Attractions in Kerry, Home of Upper Lake, Killarney
County Kerry is a county in Ireland. It is located in the South-West Region and forms part of the province of Munster. It is named after the Ciarraige who lived in part of the present county. Composed of sandstone, the principal highlands of Kerry are among the highest mountains in Ireland. There are so many attractions in this county to explore.