Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Gardens is the number one tourism attraction is the West of Ireland and is the ideal destination for a day out in majestic Connemara. It is located about an hour’s drive from Galway City. The dramatic landscape and iconic image of a gothic castle reflected in a Connemara lake has made Kylemore Abbey world-famous and it is now the largest tourist attraction in the west of Ireland. Kylemore’s many nature trails, woodland walks and the magical award-winning walled garden offer a wonderland for toddlers to explore. Mitchell’s café and the tea house offers home-cooked food made from recipes perfected by the Benedictine nuns, using fresh vegetables and herbs from the walled garden. The craft shop has a wide selection of design-focused Irish giftware including artisan food products, knitwear, pottery, art and handcrafts made by the Benedictine nuns at Kylemore. Choirs travel from around the world to Kylemore Abbey to sing in the Gothic church with its superb acoustics.