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Kylemore Abbey’s Victorian Walled Garden

| Connemara, on the N59 between Clifden and Westport, Ireland
+353 95 52001
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Wonderful plantings in a large area

Do not miss the "Monkey Puzzle" Tree for a close up look of a good specimen. The garden is well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jartman65
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
More time needed

This is really a stunning grounds to visit we sure did need more time. Our bus stopped here for a... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
RUDIMAY1
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SALEM, MA
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Connemara, on the N59 between Clifden and Westport, Ireland
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+353 95 52001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss the "Monkey Puzzle" Tree for a close up look of a good specimen. The garden is well maintained and very extensive. Allow 1-2 hours for a visit. They also have nice cafe. Make certain you take the tram to the garden.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is really a stunning grounds to visit we sure did need more time. Our bus stopped here for a couple of hours and we still could not see everything.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Yet another lovely place to visit on the west coast of Ireland. It was a light rain day but it did not distract from the beautiful abbey and the small cathedral that was built for the owners’s deceased wife. The gardens were not quite in...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

A delightful place in a valley of green, on the shore of a lake. Do not miss it if you are in the region of Galway. Yes, it is a tourist attraction and there were many visitors, but I never had the impression of a...More

Thank Francisca L
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

the lakes and mountains are steeped in myths and legends. There is a tea house for refreshment but you have to have a bit of time to be able to do the guided walks/hikes. would be a good day out.

Thank 66travelor
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Kyemore Abbey and its gardens are well worth a visit, even on a very grey, damp and chilly November day: we were lucky to have the place pretty well to ourselves and I`m sure it would be different in the summer! The rooms in the...More

Thank fleming47
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Kylemore Abbey is set in the most beautiful place on the shores of a lough. The Abbey is owned by Benedictine nuns but there are 5 rooms to visit and an audio visual room which well explains the somewhat tragic history of the place. There...More

Thank Christine S
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

I had my first ever visit to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens recently and have to say that they were worth the wait. From the minute you see the majestic, gothic grey abbey nestled at the foot of the stunning Connemara countryside, you will not fail...More

Thank Pamelab1048
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The expansive gardens date from the 1880's and have been open to the public since the 1970's. There are also glasshouses, tool sheds and the lovely former residence for the Head Gardener which is open for inspection. The gardens are quite a distance from the...More

Thank Betula103
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

You can reach the gardens via a free shuttle bus after passing the visitor centre, or by taking a 20 minute minute woodland walk (recommended at least one way if you are able!) Two of the glass houses have been preserved while others stand ruined,...More

Thank LewiiRose
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