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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore

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#1 of 145 in Historic Sites in Province of Connacht
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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 featuresĀ 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 have wanted to visit the Abbey for several years and finally got there! It is every bit as stunning as the pictures. Well taken care of, excellent information provided on the history and many... 
    We have wanted to visit the Abbey for several years and finally got there! It is every bit as stunning as the pictures. Well taken care of, excellent information provided on the history and many...  more »
  • Beautiful residence in stone on the shores of a lake, wonderful Victorian gardens, And some interesting history. Well worth while and I would say it's almost a can't miss. 
    Beautiful residence in stone on the shores of a lake, wonderful Victorian gardens, And some interesting history. Well worth while and I would say it's almost a can't miss.  more »
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  • This was a fabulous visit! Gardens were spectacular, Abby was very interesting. The docents along the way were very friendly and knowledgeable. Gift shop had a good variety of things. Our guide recommended the apple tart with custard sauce. It was the best I have ever had, not too sweet and warm!! You have to try some.
  • Such a wonderful time spent here. From beginning to end, the people who work here couldn't be more helpful and informative. From Ethan to Mary, they went above and beyond to make our visit so enjoyable. I brought my niece and nephew from California to visit. They just loved it. Ethan and Mary were exceptional. So informative and gracious. Thank You.

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