Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden is one ofIreland's most popular Visitor Attractions and one of the top things to do on atrip to the west of Ireland. This spectacular castle is set in the most idyllic location, nestled between the Druchruach mountain and the picturesque Lough Pollaacapull.
The castle has a remarkable history. Kylemore Abbey was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry MP, a wealthy businessman and liberal politician, as a romantic gift to his wife. No expense was spared and Henry poured his life's energy into creating an estate that would showcase what could be achieved in the remote wilds of Connemara.
Today, Kylemore Abbey is owned and run by the Benedictine community who have been in residence sine 1920. Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden is a top visitor attraction in the west of Ireland.
Visitors to the Abbey can explore woodlands, lake walks and sample the delicious home-baking of the Benedictine Nuns in the exquisite Tea House.
Kylemore Abbey is approximately 1 hour 20 minute drive from Galway City and the Park House Hotel is one of the best hotels to stay in when visiting Connemara. After a day spent enjoying Kylemore Abbey and Connemara the Park House Hotel is the perfect hotel to stay in Galway, relax in one of our 99 luxury bedrooms and enjoy award winning food and hospitality.
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