Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore

Garden Castle Must See
Founded by Benedictine nuns who fled Belgium during World War I, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden occupy the estate of a 19th century castle, built to house the family of a wealthy London doctor. Although large sections of the property remain closed to visitors, you can take a guided tour of its Gothic chapel, main hall, and walled garden, one of the last built in Ireland during the Victorian period. Intersected by walkways and manicured flowerbeds, the garden contains a series of greenhouses, two of which have been restored to their full Victorian glory. The estate also features a gift shop and three dining venues, including a traditional teahouse using nuns' recipes for cakes and scones, baked fresh daily. Put Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden into our Kylemore tour itinerary maker app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Abbey and especially the Victorian gardens could not really enjoy, because it poured (not quite uncharacteristically for Ireland) like out of buckets. But the whole complex is very impressive, the castle, as far as accessible, perfectly restored. So absolutely worth a visit.
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  • Beautiful grounds and gardens in a picture perfect setting, even on a rainy day. The information tour provided an interesting brief history of not only the house and grounds but also the region. Be su...  more »
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