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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey, Kylemore, Ireland
+353 95 41146
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Set in a dramatic landscape, Kylemore is an ideal destination for a day out. From it’s beginnings as a romantic gift in the 1860s to becoming home to the Benedictine Nuns in 1920, Kylemore is steeped in history and tales of tragedy, romance, engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits, spirituality and education. Experience the Victorian atmosphere of the restored rooms of the abbey and gothic church. Explore the magical Victorian Walled Garden, nature trails and woodland walks.
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Kylemore Abbey, Kylemore, Ireland
+353 95 41146
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice drive out from Galway to Kylemore Abbey, through the winding roads and scenic countryside (met a few sheep on the road as well). Was great to walk around the gardens and into the Abbey, take your time to be sure to...More

Thank Wombler661
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Most Romantic Castle & Love story in all of Ireland. I loved the story of how the Kylemores fell for Connemara while honeymooning, came back to build years later, employed the people of the nearby villages to build the castle, the loss of his...More

Thank Rachelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we got out the car , gorgeous view of castle and lake took my breath away. Then we saw it inside, beautiful!! Make sure to watch informative video inside, such a touching history of a place. Nice short walk to gothic cathedral...More

Thank tonya057
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely day.....John the head chef was super. A relaxed atmosphere. What we made we baked and ate. Food is superb. After we shoppedo and went to for a lovely winter walk to the walled gardens....a haven of tranquility no matter what the season. Looking...More

Thank maireadmonaghan69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As of now they are doing some renovations so much of the front is covered by scaffolding but supposedly it will be done by spring/summer 2018. You can still tour and see much of the grounds even with the renovations. It’s quite a drive out...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey, The curating, the love & care of the restoration all join together to make this this only must see of any voyage to Ireland. The grounds are beautiful - however The Victorian Garden is nothing short of fascinating and a wonder to be...More

Thank RCPO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately another rainy day to tour the gardens, however you make the best of it. The Castle was absolutely beautiful, on the mountain side overlooking the lake. They were doing some restoration work on the outside of the church. The historical nature of this place...More

Thank Conrad S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place while in holiday. Thanks to my friend I end up here. Amazing place! He weather was amazing and i was able to take something like 2000 photos that day.

Thank Saikuona A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were passing by, but weren't tempted to pay 13 EUR in order to enter the gardens. It was raining heavily. However, the Abbey, even from the distance, and in the heavy rain, looked spectacular.

Thank Elżbieta W
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Could only see part of the Abbey, but it was very informative and well kept. Nice walk around the grounds, also has a cafe to grab a quick bite

Thank roropatel27
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Tracy S
8 October 2017|
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Response from Wayne D | Reviewed this property |
Well. You can't get inside the Abbey, however there are many very enjoyable sights, beautiful scenery, and gardens area to enjoy. How much of this you can enjoy would be limited only by any mobility restrictions you have. As... More
26 June 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
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19 June 2017|
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Response from Ka H | Reviewed this property |
We just got tickets when we arrived. It wasn't crowded but we were there in May. Yes, there were many visitors (even a few bus fulls) but it's spacious enough not to be crowded, except in the house. The gardens are amazing... More