Your Visit to Kylemore Abbey will take you on a self-guided tour of the ground floor of the Abbey (castle) building, taking in the “From Generation to Generation” Visitor Experience, incorporating modern interpretation along with restored period rooms on the ground floor of the Abbey.
Let our guides offer insights, answer questions and bring the story of Kylemore to life with the story of the Abbey’s beginnings in the 1860s as a romantic gift to becoming home to the Benedictine Community in 1920. History talks take place throughout the day will give you added insights into fascinating history and local knowledge and lore surrounding Kylemore.
To limit contact and to help save the trees, we ask all our visitors to download their brochure before arriving at this link
. Our brochure will help you plan your perfect day in Kylemore with a snapshot of its history and helpful maps to guide you around the 1,000 acre estate.
The Abbey is partially accessible for wheelchair users and has accessible toilet facilities. Please see our Accessibility page
for full accessibility details across the estate.
The upstairs of the building is not open to the public as it is in use by the Benedictine Nuns who are in residence on the Kylemore estate.