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“A Step Back in Time”

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Connemara and Cong Village Day Trip from Dublin with Kylemore Abbey and Killary...
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Kylemore
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

This graceful castle has been lovingly cared for and the castle and surrounding grounds are a precious heirloom for Ireland. Our tour was limited to the first floor of the castle, but you could get a sense of the grandeur and how the privilege lived back in the day. Plenty of dining options. Be sure to walk down to the private chapel. The music they play in the chapel is calming and peaceful. An enchanting place to visit.

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Kylemore Abbey was the home of a very exclusive boarding school for girls from all over the world, set under a hill and across a lake, it has a mysterious feel. They have developed the visitor centre very well and the restaurant food is excellent. The day we visited there were 12 tour buses but everything flowed well at no time did we feel rushed. Great place

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Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

It's a very pricey location but well kept. You can avoid the fee by enjoying the view of the Abbey from the driveway close to the craft shop and restaurant. The gardens are not really worth it, but the overall scenery and surroundings are all free of charge and worth the visit. The restaurant has good food but is poorly managed. Tables uncleared and untrained staff are the order of the day. This needs to be tackled,
The service today bordered on rudeness.

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Wonderful romantic setting on the lake. The walks around the Abbey grounds are excellent, but there is only limited access to the interior of the Abbey. Attended a concert in the Abbey ballroom which was very enjoyable and inexpensive.
The craft shop is well-stocked with good quality items; he restaurant/tea shop has the best fresh scones in Ireland.

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

I went on the Healy Connemara, Kylemore and Cong Day Tour on May 29. The driver, John, was very well versed in the history and of Connemara. The bus was clean, not crowded, and comfortable. I highly recommend this tour and this tour company.

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