A tree in a forest

Kells Bay House & Gardens

Co. Kerry
Cafe or restaurant
Dog friendly
Disabled facilities


Spectacular views and sub-tropical plants on the Irish coast.

About Kells Bay House & Gardens

Want to explore a garden with the trickling of a mountain stream in your ear, the breeze tussling your hair and the sea lapping in the distance? Of course, you do. Set on the edge of the northern slopes of the Iveragh Peninsula, Kells Bay House and Gardens deliver all this and more throughout its six spectacular gardens.
With its vigorous sub-tropical planting, terrific mountain views and resident dinosaurs, it’s easy to see why Kells Bay House and Gardens is one of Ireland’s most coveted settings – particularly among families with young children. A rope bridge (Ireland’s longest) carries visitors into another world, where prehistoric giants carved out of wood sit among giant ferns. Elsewhere you’ll find an enchanting bamboo glade, babbling brook and a palm and succulent-studded garden.
After working up an appetite wandering, swimming, horse riding or fishing, intrepid explorers usually don’t need any persuasion when it comes to the onsite Thai restaurant.

Garden Facilities

Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Cafe/Restaurant, Car Park, Plant Shop/Small Nursery

Garden Features

Year-Round: Walled Garden, Stream/River
Additional features: Tree Fern Collection, Subtropical Plants

Tickets & Discounts

Day ticket prices: Adult €8.50, Child €6.00, Family €26.00
Concessions: Group discounts available, children in prams and buggies are free.
Season ticket prices: Individual €30.00, Couple €55.00, Family €80.00

Good to Know

  • Dog Walking: Yes - Dogs off leads under close supervision.
  • Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
  • Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
  • Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using V23E P48.
  • Last Entry: Same as 'Closing Time'.
  • Size of Site: 40 Acres.
  • Profile Information: Last updated by Kells Bay House & Gardens in 2021.
Please check the latest COVID-19 guidance before your visit.
Daylight hours from 09:30 to 19:00 every day Summer: Open until 21:00 November / December: 9:30AM to 4:30PM Closed 23-25th December

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Find Us

Kells Bay House and Gardens Cappamore Co. Kerry IE

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