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” (125 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Kylemore, Ireland
+353 95 52001
Write a Review
Reviews (2,480)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,890 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we visited in late July it was extremely busy but that didn't take away from the experience!It was a well laid out area with a shuttle bus to bring you to the gorgeous walled garden.It was lovely to walk around then back to the...More

Thank trina n
Reviewed 3 days ago

This spot is wonderful and you must give yourself time. The setting is just beautiful and the gardens are worth walking through - every bit of it! Even on a rainy day, the gardens were lovely to view. The Abbey itself has a few rooms...More

Thank beachlovernc2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is great history here at the Abbey. The views are spectacular around the Abbey especially on a fine day and there are lovely walks. There are beautiful walled gardens and tea rooms, again with amazing views, which you can either walk or get a...More

Thank Happy H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got a 10%discount from our B&B (Cornerstones) which was a bonus as we were going to visit anyway. It's a stunning spot, looking out over a beautiful valley. With a Victorian garden, the abbey and a gothic church to visit, plenty to keep you occupied...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Kylemore Abbey and the walled gardens is the most majestic attraction one can visit in Ireland. You definitely have to get inside and visit the Abbey, the church, the gardens and walk around the forest.

Thank Nikolaos C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read several suggestions not to pay the entrance ticket since the beauty of this place is just watching the castle outside. I would however recommend to pay the entrance ticket, the house inside is nothing special but the short walk to the neo-gothic church...More

Thank Corrado R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Kylemore with our three kids. The abbey was beautiful, but a bit of a disappointment since most of the rooms are in use by the nuns and as such can't be visited. The gardens, however, were spectacular, and we learned a lot through the...More

Thank DKG80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kylemore Abbey was one of my favorite places we visited in Ireland. The only sad part was in June there was scaffolding on some of the Abbey making the view not at pretty as usual. I highly recommend taking the garden tour if it's available....More

Thank astonehocker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my own and wider family. I was initially surprised with the €13 entry fee for adults and I was disappointed you can no longer walk up to the statue on your own accord. But, we had a super afternoon and all the kids...More

2  Thank Johhny F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an afternoon to spare in Galway, having spent enough time in the city. We arrived in Kylemore Abbey at about 2 p.m. It is magical. One of the best places I have ever visited. The scenery is equal to anything I have seen...More

1  Thank VeryHappyFamily71
Nearby Restaurants
Veldon's Seafarer
247 reviews
3.93 km away
Renvyle House
26 reviews
4.80 km away
Paddy Coyne's Public House
300 reviews
5.66 km away
The Lodge
108 reviews
4.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Killary Sheep Farm
243 reviews
7.51 km away
Renvyle Beach
98 reviews
7.53 km away
Connemara National Park
2,945 reviews
3.32 km 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
19 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