Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore

#1 of 142 in Historic Sites in Province of Connacht
Must see · Garden · Castle
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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  • A visit to Kylemore Abbey is a wonderful experience. The refurbished Abbey with its visitor centre is imposing and intimate at the same time. Beautifully done, and very interesting. The small gothic.....  more »
  • Amazing day had today visiting Kylemore Abbey and gardens and I'd recommend to all - it's a must visit! Staff all friendly and lovely apart from a very rude woman who was managing the contract...  more »
  • A little piece of paradise in this crazy world we find ourselves in
  • Twas ok was very limited due to covid19

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