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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  • We were passing by Kylemore Abbey too early for a tour so we snapped some pictures from the parking lot, across the lake (its free to do this). It looks very impressive and I'm sure a tour and... 
    We were passing by Kylemore Abbey too early for a tour so we snapped some pictures from the parking lot, across the lake (its free to do this). It looks very impressive and I'm sure a tour and...  more »
  • Definite must visit. The Abbey and the surroundings are absolutely gorgeous. The cafe has excellent food and the shop has beautiful and affordable gifts 
    Definite must visit. The Abbey and the surroundings are absolutely gorgeous. The cafe has excellent food and the shop has beautiful and affordable gifts  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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