Nestled in a mountain valley on the edge of a glorious lake, Killarney is renowned for its natural beauty and has been a favorite tourist destination since the 18th century. Today Killarney town blends quaint tradition with contemporary style and service. The Jaunting Cars still carry visitors around the scenic highlights and the picturesque laneways are as bright and colorful as ever, but the bustling streets are now lined with independent craft shops, small galleries, traditional pubs and fine restaurants. There are daily coach tours to explore the Ring of Kerry, Dingle and Slea Head and the Gap of Dunloe. Tours allow ample time to discover sights en route and are led by experienced guides. Muckross House is a magnificent Victorian mansion with elegantly furnished rooms. The landscaped grounds feature exotic trees and shrubs around well-tended lawns and are home to a craft center and traditional farm. Less than 1 mile from Killarney National Park you will come across the magnificent Torc Waterfall. Ross Castle is a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain in the Middle Ages. The castle is overlooking Lough Leane, it has been restored and furnished with period oak furniture and is surrounded by a fortified bawn, curtain wall and two circular towers.