Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore

Garden Castle Must See
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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  • I had been wanting to visit Kylemore for years and last summer I brought my mum. We drove over two and a half hours to get there and but it was absolutely worth it. I wouldn’t consider €14 in to be...  more »
  • After dodging sheep on the winding road, we reached the Abbey. The former residence was not all for viewing but we certainly got our fill. We realized quite quickly how poor we are after seeing the...  more »
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