Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village

With historical sites, walking trails, rock climbing, fishing, and swimming, Wicklow Mountains National Park offers a great day out. Explore Glendalough—valley of two lakes—a 3 km (1.9 mi) tract of verdant greenery, which contains many important ancient buildings and ruins. Visit the monastic city, a series of partially ruined buildings that made up the monastery, which was founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th century. Here you can see the gateway, the round tower, the cathedral, the priest's house, St. Kevin's kitchen, and St. Kieran's church. Visit the upper lake, and walk one the many trails that wend their way through woods, bogs, grasslands, heath, and scree. For rock climbers, try the cliff faces at Miners' Road and bouldering in upper Glendalough. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wicklow Mountains National Park and many more Glendalough Village attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Glendalough Village trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The walk you can do from the visitor centre in Glendalough to the old mining village will take you around two amazing lakes and you will see an amazing scenery all around. The walk is reasonably long ...  more »
  • If you want to see the beauty of Ireland, you have to go there. Despite driving left and narrow road, a proper must. Anyone who knows the series Vikings will recognize ody filming locations again. I thought it was beautiful.
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  • We hiked the Spinc trail from the parks information center, and from the waterfall at the beginning of the trail to the incredible views of the two lakes from the top of the ridge with Glendalough in ...  more »
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  • Best day trip while driving through Ireland's country side. I could easily spend days here. The colours are hypnotic!
  • Such an incredible landscape!! If you have the Chance to hike do it! Hills, rocks, sees - what you can imagine!!
  • Great experience hiking, stunning views.
  • A must if in the area, natures finest, gorgeous walks, views and scenery!
  • Best place to walking and a lot of things to see. Amazing view ♥️🌏
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