352. Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
Why Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
This place is just amazingly beautiful. And when you think the Abbey and the lake in front of it takes your breath way, a short drive or walk to the Victorian Walled Gardens, doubles you over.
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens is located in the Connemara area of Ireland on the west coast. It is northwest of Galway.
How To Get Here
Train service in Ireland is provided by Irish Rail. You can take trains from various cities around the country to Galway. From there its necessary to hire a car or take a bus to head out to this area.
The closest major airport to Galway, Ireland is Shannon Airport (SNN).
The following airlines has service to Shannon Airport (SNN):
Aer Lingus (EI), American Airlines (AA), British Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Helvetic Airways (2L), Kuwait Airways (KU), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Ryanair (FR) and United Airlines (UA).
Alternatively, you can fly into Dublin International Airport (DUB) and then take a train, bus or a local transportation to Galway, then a bus or hire care to the Abbey and Walled Gardens.
The following airlines has service to Dublin Airport (DUB):
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Air Transat (TS), American Airlines (AA), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Cobalt (CO), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), CityJet (WX), D8, Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LM, Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), S7 (S7), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Transavia France (TO), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY), WestJet (WS) and Wow Air (WW).
The Bus Eireann and Eireagle will all take you into Galway. Very reliable and comfortable with wifi. Then from the Galway Bus Station there are regional buses that will take you to Kylemore Abbey or the nearby town of Clifden or Letterfrack Village.
If you are already in Ireland or Europe, renting a car is a great option as you can explore on your own. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. The ferries to Ireland do take cars so no worries there.
By Shared Ride
You can try a service like Carpool Ireland.
Where To Stay
You can stay in Galway, Clifden or Letterfrack Village as there are no accommodations at the Abbey.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are two restaurants on the grounds. One at the Abbey and the other at the Walled Gardens.
What To Do
There are three main attractions here at Kylemore, well four. The Kylemore Abbey, the Walled Victorian Gardens, the Gothic Church, the tombs and the overall area itself. You could spend the whole day here in order to properly explore the area and maybe you should.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
Language Spoken: English with a lovely Irish accent
Currency: Euros (EUR)
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My friend and fellow Travel Blogger Silke from Happiness & Things also wrote about Kylemore.