We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore, Ireland
+353 95 52001
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Connemara and Galway City Day Trip from Dublin
More Info
and up
Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin
More Info
and up
Connemara and Cong Village Day Trip from Dublin with Kylemore Abbey and Killary...
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shuttle bus” (123 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kylemore, Ireland
+353 95 52001
Write a Review
Reviews (2,405)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

721 - 730 of 1,846 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2015

Our visit to Kylemore Abbey turned out to be more than expected. We were in time for the short tour and history of the building, with the ground floor open to the public.There's a romantic story I'd never heard before and the story of The...More

1  Thank Dublindays2015
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is a truly stunning building with a romantic history set in gorgeous countryside. However, there is not much to see inside the building. Better to spend your time in the serene church, and take the shuttle bus to the walled garden. The cafe is...More

Thank malaita
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful Abbey, wonderful history, beautiful grounds and the walled garden was spectacular. It is so nice to visit these places and learn the amazing history.

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Overall it's worth visiting, very nice setting and well maintained. Not as much of the Abbey open to explore as I expected but nice none the less.

Thank Derekpk
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

That sight was one of my favorites on my 1-week bus tour through Ireland. Amazing landscape! You might think that you are in a fairy tale world. The gardens and building seem to be from a different world.

Thank Mercutio1980
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A wonderful day out. With the really nice Victorian gardens as well as the Abbey to visit this is a great venue to spend a day at while enjoying the wonderful scenery while travelling here.

Thank David G
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Absolutely stunning setting, worth stopping to view from the café, I was a little disappointed with the entry fee as the house itself only had a couple of rooms open, unlike many national trust properties I have recently visited. The gardens were nice (there is...More

Thank maisiebelleandrews
Reviewed 4 September 2015

If in the area you must not miss this place. The tour of the Abbey was a bit short for my taste, but evidently the nuns have their say about it. Beautiful gardens and easy access by shuttle bus.

Thank Dolcesusi
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Excellent attraction and not to be missed. Not sure if suitable for travellers with limited mobility. Car park located away from the Abbey and the Gardens and can be difficulty for elderly and infirm. There is a shuttle bus that picks up from the visitor...More

Thank boylans2015
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a must see if you are in this area. There is a charge to get in but it is well worth the money. The view of the castle across the lake is stunning and the gardens have been restored to their original state...More

Thank canadianoutbacker
Nearby Restaurants
Veldon's Seafarer
230 reviews
2.44 miles away
Renvyle House
26 reviews
2.98 miles away
Paddy Coyne's Public House
290 reviews
3.51 miles away
The Lodge
93 reviews
2.50 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Killary Sheep Farm
236 reviews
4.66 miles away
Renvyle Beach
95 reviews
4.68 miles away
Connemara National Park
2,852 reviews
1.81 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
An hour and a half
Google Translation
Alexandra H
18 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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
18 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from slocumdave | Reviewed this property |
Free areas are limited to the gift shop, parking lot, and restaurant. That being said, it's a beautiful drive, near Connemara National Park, and they have a great gift shop. You can enjoy the visit without having to pay to... More