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Kylemore Abbey

  • 4.6

  • from 8949 Google reviews

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Abbey and Victorian walled garden set in wild Connemara countryside.

Opening times

Mon-Sun 9-6

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No cafe or restaurant on site

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None

Co. Galway

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  • 4.6

  • from 8949 Google reviews

Siobhán Ní Ghadhra

7 months ago

5

Spent a wonderful day here on Fathers day. With four small kids, always looking for something new to do and it didn't disappoint. Beautiful setting, fabulously kept. All staff we encountered were warm and friendly and welcoming. The place was immaculate and all public areas were clean and tidy. Bathrooms were really clean too which is rare. The food in the restaurant was also great. Great value for a family too. Highly recommend a visit.

Charlene Delfin

6 months ago

5

Kylemore Abbey is as pretty as it is before and during the pandemic. There might be some slight changes about wearing masks indoors and outdoor dining, but everything is still breathtaking. You'd feel actually safe as you walk through the trails and commune with nature along the way. It's such a lovely walk, with magnificent view too

Shelley Slade

3 weeks ago

5

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden is one of the most famous attractions in Connemara, and it’s easy to see why when you see it in person. When you arrive at Kylemore, the first thing you’ll notice is Pollacapall Lough and Kylemore Abbey in the background. Photos you take will instantly look like a postcard with the Abbey and the mountains in the background, and the reflection of the Abbey on the Lough. It’s one of the most beautiful sites, worthy of admiration! When you visit the Castle, you can access the ground floor which is rich with information: furniture and decor of the day, Victorian fashion exhibited on mannequins, audio-visual displays which highlight stories and information of the Abbey and it’s residents, and text-based information displays. When you visit Kylemore, you can take a shuttle bus from the from the Abbey which runs every 15 minutes, or you can take a scenic 20 minute woodland walk to arrive at the gardens. Personally I enjoyed taking the walk through the woodlands and enjoying the view of the surrounding forests, mountains and the river. There are also information boards on display giving information of specific features of the walk. When you arrive at the Walled Gardens, there is a tea room available which serves welcome refreshments and homemade food. You can also admire the Connemara Ponies which graze the nearby field. At the Abbey there is also a Craft Shop, Pottery Studio and Restaurant that can be enjoyed. At the time of writing this, the entrance for an adult costs €15 and is well worth the cost for the experience of visiting Kylemore. In conclusion I’d say with surety that adding Kylemore Abbey to my Connemara itinerary was a valuable experience that I won’t forget in a rush.

Norma Murray

7 months ago

5

Ah absolutely incredible day. Well worth the trip. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave everybody is so pleasant and helpful. A stunningly spiritual place where I hope to visit again. Thanks to all the fantastic staff we met along the way.

theresa guilfoyle

7 months ago

5

This was my first time in Kylemore Abbey. I was completely blown away by the entire experience. The Gardens and the surrounding areas are magnificent . I would put it in the top 5 things to definitely do when in Ireland. The setting was breathtaking. Overall. It was fabulous

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