Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore

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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. PutKylemore 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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  • I went to visit Abbey and the Gardens at the weekend. I did not pre booked my ticket but there was no queue (mid May - it can be much more busy during summer). Abbey - former family house is full of.....  more
    I went to visit Abbey and the Gardens at the weekend. I did not pre booked my ticket but there was no queue (mid May - it can be much more busy during summer). Abbey - former family house is full of.....  more »
  • This was probably one of the best attractions we visited during our 2 week holiday in Ireland during April. It was a long 4 hr drive for us from Castlemartyr but it was worth it. The road to get to... 
    This was probably one of the best attractions we visited during our 2 week holiday in Ireland during April. It was a long 4 hr drive for us from Castlemartyr but it was worth it. The road to get to...  more »
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  • Spent a wonderful day here on Fathers day. With four small kids, always looking for something new to do and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful setting, fabulously kept. All staff we encountered were warm and friendly and welcoming. The place was immaculate and all public areas were clean and tidy. Bathrooms were really clean too which is rare. The food in the restaurant was also great. Great value for a family too. Highly recommend a visit.
  • Kylemore Abbey is as pretty as it is before and during the pandemic. There might be some slight changes about wearing masks indoors and outdoor dining, but everything is still breathtaking. You'd feel actually safe as you walk through the trails and commune with nature along the way. It's such a lovely walk, with magnificent view too

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