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Kylemore Abbey


Located in the heart of Connemara in County Galway, Kylemore Abbey is considered to be Ireland’s most romantic castle. Established on historic castle grounds for Benedictine nuns fleeing Belgium in World War I in 1920, Kylemore Abbey is more than just a castle in an idyllic setting. Gardeners will be entranced by the six-acre Victorian walled garden, while photographers will find plenty of opportunities to capture the stunning architecture and historical buildings of the complex. A nearby Gothic church and the beautiful surrounding countryside make the Abbey a day-long destination.

  • Explore Kylemore Abbey’s five beautifully restored rooms, from the entrance halls, drawing room, community room, and dining room to the rear hall, which reflect life in Ireland in the mid 1800s.
  • Stroll the vast grounds of Connemara’s only garden built in a bog and one of the last Victorian walled gardens to be constructed, located west of the Abbey and featuring landscaped settings, greenhouses, trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  • Take in a cosy concert at the Gothic-style church, which provides nearly perfect acoustics for the Connemara choral and small musical groups that regularly perform here.

Kylemore Abbey is an easy day trip from several cities in Ireland. The town of Connemara is a short train ride from Galway and Westport, both of which are accessible from Dublin. By car, visitors take the N59, turn right onto the R344 just past Recess, and follow signs to Kylemore Abbey. Regional bus service is also available from Galway into Connemara. A variety of tour operators offer day trips to the Abbey and the surrounding countryside. The Ireland West Airport at Nock and the South Shannon Airport connect the area with destinations throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

Hotels near Kylemore Abbey

9 hotels near Kylemore Abbey

1 Ballynahinch Castle

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Recess Connemara, County Galway Map

Offering cosy accommodation and services, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Connemara invites both families as well as individual travellers for an unforgettable stay. GeneralComprising 455 acres of... More

2 Abbeyglen Castle

4 stars
3.7 / 5

Sky Road Clifden County Galway Map

Featuring an elegant decor and warm hospitality, Abbeyglen Castle Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralDuring leisure, you can explore the surroundings or visit the city... More

3 Ardagh Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

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With all the contemporary comforts, Ardagh Hotel Clifden is a simple timeless refuge, offering you a pure holiday experience. GeneralDuring leisure, you can relax at the lounge, which is also an... More

4 Eldons Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Roundstone Map

Eldons Hotel and Restaurant, is a 12 bedroom hotel situated in Roundstone village, overlooking Roundstone harbour in Connemara. The Hotel has a wonderful backdrop view of the Twelve Bens mountain. More

5 Inishbofin House Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5

Inishbofin Island Map

With its comfortable accommodations and scenic natural surroundings, Inishbofin House Hotel & Marine Spa Galway makes for an ideal island getaway while in this part of Galway. This inviting hotel... More

6 Clifden Station House

3 stars
5.0 / 5

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Clifden Station House features modern spaces housed in an old railway station in Clifden. Tourists at this cosy Ireland property enjoy several outdoor activities within the region such as golf,... More

7 Delphi Lodge

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Leenane Map

This beautiful lodge has 13 large comfortable bedrooms one of which is a large family suite and three which can be either twin or triple rooms. A large dining room, a snooker room and three old... More

8 Foyles Hotel Clifden

3 stars
3.0 / 5

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Offering cosy accommodation and services, Foyles Hotel Clifden invites both families as well as individual travellers for an unforgettable stay. GeneralDuring leisure, guests can spend some time... More

To experience the unique history and heritage of the most beautiful part of the West of Ireland, this property is a perfect accommodation choice for those in search of a relaxing and peaceful... More