Ladies View

Coordinates: 51°58′03″N 9°35′34″W / 51.9674°N 9.5929°W / 51.9674; -9.5929
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Ladies View, Lakes of Killarney

Ladies View is a scenic viewpoint on the Ring of Kerry tourist route about 19 kilometres (12 miles) from Killarney along the N71 road to Kenmare, in the Killarney National Park in Ireland.[1][2] The Irish Times ranked Ladies View as one of the most photographed places in Ireland,[3] while the Daily Edge ranked the views amongst Ireland's finest on Instagram.[4] The name Ladies View (sometimes spelt Ladies' View), stems from the admiration of the view given by Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting during Victoria's 1861 visit to Ireland.[5][2] In October 2017, a tourist couple almost drove their rental car over the edge of the cliff and into the valley below.[1]

The main viewpoint has a small car park, and a café.


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  1. ^ a b Anne Lucey (6 October 2017). "Car left dangling over Killarney lakes by first time tourists". Irish Times. The viewing point around 12 miles from Killarney, was made famous after the 1861 visit of Queen Victoria. It is called after her Ladies-in-Waiting who were apparently most taken with the spot and its opportunities for quiet reflections and is one of the most photographed places on the N71 tourist route.
  2. ^ a b "Ladies View". Killarney National Park. Killarney National Park. Retrieved 17 October 2017. Ladies View is about 12 miles from Killarney on the N71 road as you go towards Kenmare. The view here is probably the best known of Killarney and is a major attraction for visitors. Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting visited here during the royal visit in 1861. They were so taken with the view that it was named after them.
  3. ^ Rosita Boland (14 August 2006). "Finding postcards with an edge". Irish Times. Killarney and its environs have to be among the most photographed places in Ireland. The lakes, Moll's Gap, Ladies' View, Ross Castle, the Gap of Dunloe, Torc Waterfall - all these views have ended up in cameras all over the world.
  4. ^ "13 views from this Kerry bar that prove the Kingdom might be Ireland's finest spot". Daily Edge. 28 June 2016.
  5. ^ Ryle Dwyer (5 March 2011). "Views fit for a queen". Irish Examiner. In the following days the royal party was taken to local sites such as Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey and Torc Waterfall, while the queen's ladies in waiting were taken to a viewing point that overlooks the Lakes of Killarney. As a result, it has henceforth been known as Ladies' View.

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