Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Before reaching this incredible castle, you will be astounded by the beautiful pastures and lakes along the roadside. Lambs occasionally trot across allowing a great opportunity for photos. Upon reaching Kylemore, you will enter through a quaint cafe for lattes, tea and delicious pastries. The tour begins walking through this enormous castle turned legendary private school that was originally owned by Mitchell Henry who built it for his wife. After taking in the luxuriousness of the manicured walls and decorations, you can then walk to the little cathedral. The cathedral is just as impressive as the castle. The pillars inside are made up of five different types of marble. Following the cathedral, you can choose to walk to the walled Victoria gardens or take the shuttle that runs to and fro the castle. The gardens have several green houses and a vast amount of exotic plants that dazzle the eyes and invigorate the nose! Here you can sit down for a coffee or tea and simply enjoy the man-made beauty that has lasted over a century. There are also several nature walks to allow more time for one to take in Ireland’s beauty. This is a fascinating place to admire historic architecture and learn about the love story that started it all!

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Stroll Around Kylemore Abbey and the Alluring Gardens

Before reaching this incredible castle, you will be astounded by the beautiful pastures and lakes along the roadside. Lambs occasionally trot across allowing a great opportunity for photos. Upon reaching Kylemore, you will enter through a quaint cafe for lattes, tea and delicious pastries. The tour begins walking through this enormous castle turned legendary private school that was originally owned by Mitchell Henry who built it for his wife. After taking in the luxuriousness of the manicured walls and decorations, you can then walk to the little cathedral. The cathedral is just as impressive as the castle. The pillars inside are made up of five different types of marble. Following the cathedral, you can choose to walk to the walled Victoria gardens or take the shuttle that runs to and fro the castle. The gardens have several green houses and a vast amount of exotic plants that dazzle the eyes and invigorate the nose! Here you can sit down for a coffee or tea and simply enjoy the man-made beauty that has lasted over a century. There are also several nature walks to allow more time for one to take in Ireland’s beauty. This is a fascinating place to admire historic architecture and learn about the love story that started it all!

Kylemore Abbey

Just outside the village of Letterfrack, the Kylemore Abbey has a bewitching setting in the heart of Connemara set by a slate-coloured lake encircled by mountains. Originally a private country estate dating from the 1870s, the Gothic-style Victorian castle became home to an order of Benedictine nuns who relocated when their monastery in Ypres, Belgium was destroyed. It was also home to a boarding school, now closed and there is an enchanting Victorian walled garden, house tours, a café, craft shop and hiking trails.

Kylemore Abbey

Just outside the village of Letterfrack, Kylemore Abbey has a bewitching setting in the heart of Connemara set by a slate-coloured lake encircled by mountains. Originally a private country estate dating from the 1870s the Gothic-style Victorian castle became home to an order of Benedictine nuns who relocated when their monastery in Ypres, Belgium was destroyed. It was also home to a boarding school, now closed and there is an enchanting Victorian walled garden, house tours, a café, craft shop and hiking trails.

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