The Seven Pins mountain range towers majestically above the Kylemore Abbey demesne. This magnificent building and its walled Victorian garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region. Visitors can roam the grounds, take in the tranquil views on the wilderness walk and examine the architecture of the main hall and the Gothic church. The Abbey was founded in 1852 and took seven years to build. Now the Abbey is governed by the Benedictine Nuns and has been an exclusive girls' school for many years, apart from being a tourist attraction. A craft shop and the restaurant are open from March to November.