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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore, Ireland
+353 95 52001
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Set in a dramatic landscape, Kylemore is an ideal destination for a day out. From it’s beginnings as a romantic gift in the 1860s to becoming home to the Benedictine Nuns in 1920, Kylemore is steeped in history and tales of tragedy, romance, engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits, spirituality and education. Experience the Victorian atmosphere of the restored rooms of the abbey and gothic church. Explore the magical Victorian Walled Garden, nature trails and woodland walks.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kylemore, Ireland
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+353 95 52001
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"shuttle bus"
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"benedictine nuns"
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"boarding school"
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"gift shop"
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"mitchell henry"
in 42 reviews
"open to the public"
in 68 reviews
"small chapel"
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"tea house"
in 34 reviews
"neo gothic church"
in 22 reviews
"the main house"
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"quiche"
in 29 reviews
"fairy tale"
in 34 reviews
"tea room"
in 45 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 37 reviews
"interesting history"
in 45 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 35 reviews
"per adult"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited in March on a lovely sunny day. So walking around the gardens was beautiful and we were rewarded with daffodils and birds singing. The Walled Garden was really well kept. The gardener was able to answer a few questions which we had. The...More

Thank Judy D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a very nice few hours in Kylemore Abbey on our vacation touring the castles of Ireland. The gardens were lovely, especially since the sun very kindly shone for a few hours on the day of our visit! Lunch at the cafe was good...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A variety of options- scenery, nature walks, prayer, fine foods....It was not the right moment for the Walled garden, but it is good to have something to look forward to i=on another occasion.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice to spend a few hours here. The Walled Garden is magnificent and wonderfully kept by the staff on site. Nice cafe next to Walled Garden with very friendly staff and lovely treats. Interesting to explore the history of the Abbey and the gothic church...More

Thank Margaret K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Victorian gardens are spectacular, they are very well maintained. The view of the abbey and the lake leave you breathless. You can visit the castle and soak up the history.

Thank Mich_Herve
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it was a dizzily day, the chapel and gardens are worth the visit. The Abbey was very crowded, and only a few rooms are on view. I purchased a beautiful Connemara cross, set in silver, for a special remembrance of our time in...More

Thank M T
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KylemoreTourism, Public Relations Manager at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear MT, We are very sorry to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and would have been only to happy to resolve this issue for you. We have checked with every department and we cannot locate your email as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived about 15 minutes after the gates closed, so I wasn't able to go into the grounds and take a tour, but my friend who lives in the area tells me that I got the best views anyway. A beautiful location, even on an...More

Thank wrstark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to the Abbey is beautiful and remote. Lovely grounds although it was a bit to cold and windy to see the Victorian walled gardens. The small church was beautiful. The visit to the abbe was very disappointing as only a few rooms were...More

Thank jrvail
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are stuck for something to do I’d recommend Kylemore abbey.. like so many attractions around Ireland it seems to be about getting as much money as possible out of visitors.

Thank redlad1976
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a very rainy day so perhaps didn't appreciate the surroundings as much as we could have, we were so wet and miserable we didn't bother to go to the gardens. The Abbey was a little disappointing as you only see 3 or...More

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Tracy S
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Response from Wayne D | Reviewed this property |
Well. You can't get inside the Abbey, however there are many very enjoyable sights, beautiful scenery, and gardens area to enjoy. How much of this you can enjoy would be limited only by any mobility restrictions you have. As... More
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Response from Ka H | Reviewed this property |
We just got tickets when we arrived. It wasn't crowded but we were there in May. Yes, there were many visitors (even a few bus fulls) but it's spacious enough not to be crowded, except in the house. The gardens are amazing... More
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