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Blissful Retreat.

What a privilege to stay at the abbey’s guesthouse. A most beautiful setting for retreating... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Jgahan66
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Dublin, Ireland
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Lovely architecture and gardens

This attraction is very popular with bus loads of tourists visiting the lovely buildings and... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
BrownDawn
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Built in 1830 in the style of a 12th century castle as an expansive family residence, with elaborate landscaping of trees and man-made lakes, Glenstal became a Bendictine abbey when the family moved to England in 1920. Today it includes a school of...more
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

What a privilege to stay at the abbey’s guesthouse. A most beautiful setting for retreating & contemplation. All the while being looked after superbly by Brother Christopher and his fellow monks. I look forward to hopefully returning.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

This attraction is very popular with bus loads of tourists visiting the lovely buildings and gardens, there are plenty of photo opportunities and a gift shop, there are fantastic gardens and lovely shrubs and stately trees to grab your attention

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

A place of great natural beauty, Glenstal Abbey is a monastic community , where one can take time out to reflect , All services here, except Vespers are chanted in English, with some Latin hymns and antiphons. The Masst is celebrated in English, the ordinary...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

We have stayed in the guest house several times over a 15 year period. We have joined in a silent meal with the monks, reviewed the beautiful collection of icons, witnessed the beautiful chanting at very early hours, sat in the "quiet room", and enjoyed...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

So peaceful and tranquil, unfortunately it was under restoration so were unable to go in but had a lovely walk around the area. Beautiful gardens. Would adore to come back and stay there as there is guesthouse, hopefully that will happen as we now have...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a remarkable and unique place in Ireland and spent a wistful hour there recently. The Church is currently being renovated but the grounds are magical, especially the restored Walled Garden and a beautiful sense of serenity and calmness prevails at all times. Did...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I spent a night here in the beautiful guest house.The grounds are wonderful,lush gardens beautiful architecture,I even spotted a deer.My room was basic but comfortable. Great common area with food provided, comfy couches and plenty of books.Our dinner shared with the monks was a wonderful...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Gail H
Reviewed June 15, 2016

I visited Glenstal on a retreat in one of the private self-catering hermitages called a God Pod. The grounds of the abbey are a pleasant place for the public to walk or jog and the gardens are wonderful for some quiet time in addition to...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank oldtimer43
Reviewed January 21, 2016

Park near the pitch and putt and walk through Glenstall to the far gate and back; 5km in total. Safe tarmac road that is good for walkers, runners and prams. Hi vis jackets and torches a requirement at the night. Pass through the fields, cows,...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Paul N
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

A very nice safe and peaceful place to go fo walk or run. A large variety of trees on view. Also has a nice gift shop with reasonably priced gifts if your of a mind to pick something up.

Date of experience: October 2015
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