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 Vale of Glendalough attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Vale of Glendalough trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Reminiscent of the scottish highlands perhaps on smaller scale. Parking in glendalough gives an entry into the hills and glens. Nice waterfall "pollanass" and you can see Kevin's monasteric ruins.  more »
  • We started the Road Trip by Ireland for the Wicklow National Park. There are many places to go making stops for different pictures. Area of mountains and greenery. One of the first stops we made was Glendalough monastery altogether.
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  • We booked the tour to Wicklow Mountains + Kilkenny with "paddy wagon" €25 the cost. From going absolutely, a view that will leave you stunned, relaxing, amazing. Highly recommended for nature lovers. For lovers of movies and Tv series In these places have turned "VIKINGS" and 15 minutes on tourwti will also see the set of PS I Love You.
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  • Great mountains and trails to hike. Definitely recommend if your a nature freak. Wonderful area to hike! We couldn't find a center or visitors area to get information but we parked the car and walked around. Got some great pics.
  • Just over an hour's drive from Dublin, Wicklow is a gem for outdoor enthusiasts. The hills and mountains offer trails for all levels of hill walker. Glendalough has some excellent climbing and bouldering for the vertical junkies. If it's just a stroll with the family you are after there are 2 car parks with toilets, and some very accessible trails around the upper and lower lake.
  • This is a beautiful park. I enjoyed walking through the park. They have several trails with different level of difficulty. I went through the Miner's Road. The trail was easy and I was able get some glimse of while goats. The Miner's Ruin at the end of the trail was interesting as well. Definitely worth the 45 min walk to get there. As an beginner in photography, I took some nice pics along the route.
  • A lovely walk, a bit hard in places. Being February, it was very wet on the ground and hard enough in places to avoid getting stuck in the mud. Some lovely scenery can be seen even at this time of year, it must be even more beautiful in the summer. All in all, a beautiful walk and above all enjoyable.
  • One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in the world. Stunning area. Not as beautiful as the places out west off Ireland, but very close. Well worth it.

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