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 featuresĀ a gift shop and three dining venues, including a traditional teahouse using nuns' recipes for cakes and scones, baked fresh daily. Put Kylemore 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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  • Do your self a favour. Don't be turned off by the drive out to Kylemore. It's worth it and more. The place is enormous. The "abbey", in reality a 19th century manor house that became an abbey and then...  more »
  • We've been to Kylemore several times. They've a new intro about the history of the house at the entrance. It's excellent and really adds to the experience much more so than in the past. The cafe is lo...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our visit to Kylemore Abbey. It is 100% a must-see if you are in Galway - it really took our breath away. It was so interesting to learn about the colourful history o...  more »
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