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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  • Cycled from Galway to Kylemore Abbey only to be refused cos we had bikes with us. Baffles me but hey ho. Very Christian like I must say..... not even an explanation...just a no you can’t!!! The...  more »
  • I live within an hours drive of this stunning spot but hadn't been there for years. What a stunning place with the grounds, buildings and gardens incredibly well maintained. The food in the...  more »

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