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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey, Pollacappul, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden Renvyle  Ireland
Stroll Around Kylemore Abbey and the Alluring Gardens Renvyle  Ireland
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden Renvyle  Ireland
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden Renvyle  Ireland
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden Renvyle  Ireland
Stroll Around Kylemore Abbey and the Alluring Gardens Renvyle  Ireland
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden Renvyle  Ireland
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden Renvyle  Ireland

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!

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AFAR Contributor
almost 3 years ago

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey, just outside the village of Letterfrack and in the heart of Connemara, has a bewitching setting beside a slate-colored lake, with a mountain backdrop. Originally a private country estate dating from the 1870s, the Gothic-style Victorian castle now houses an order of Benedictine nuns who relocated when their abbey in Ypres, Belgium, was destroyed. It was also home to a boarding school, now closed. You can take a shuttle bus to an enchanting Victorian walled garden, and there are guided house tours, a café, a craft shop and hiking trails.
AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Galway has to be my favorite of counties, driving through Connemara to get to Kylemore Abbey was such a delight. And once we got there I was amazed but the beauty of the architecture. Very happy we decided to do the drive from Dublin, the drive was not that long, about 3.5h and it was worth it.
AFAR Contributor
almost 3 years ago

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.
AFAR Contributor
almost 3 years ago

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.