This spectacular panorama along the Ring of Kerry is located 12 miles from Killarney on N71 roadway. The viewing area received its name during the 1861 visit of Queen Victoria to Ireland, when it was named upon the exclamations of her awestruck entourage of ladies. The monarch was a guest at nearby Muckross House. Part of Killarney National Park, Ladies View offers a marvellous view of the valleys, lakes and hills below, including Black Valley, the Upper and Middle Lakes, McGillycuddy Reeks and the Gap of Dunloe. The weather makes a difference – the clearer the day, the more breathtaking the view. A perfect spot for picture taking, the site also includes the Ladies View Café and a friendly gift shop where conversation can make the time pass quickly while waiting for the weather to clear. There is a small car park in the area where visitors can pull in.