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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  • We loved our visit to Kylemore, especially the family history and the beautiful little gothic church. I've taken one star off because there was virtually nothing about the life and works currently bei...  more »
  • This was my first visit to Kylemore Abbey .Had often passed by but never been into castle or grounds before.It cost's 14 euro per person to enter thought it was a bit expensive .There is a little shut...  more »
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