Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village

Categories: National Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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. Plan your Wicklow Mountains National Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Vale of Glendalough using our Vale of Glendalough trip itinerary maker.
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  • Drive through the park is spectacular. Some narrow stretches but turn outs are available to let oncoming cars pass. There are many spots to stop off and take pictures. Don't miss stopping at the Glend...  read more »
  • Everywhere you look there is a different view!! The green is so green it actually hurts your eyes!! You've never seen green like this!! 
  • Did this tour with Gray Line via Dublin Visitor Centre commentary provided by Ritchie who was brilliant, very informative, witty and friendly. The highlight of the tour was the Guinness lake and Upper...  read more »
  • Best thing of this nature park is that its access to waterfall, lake, and mountain top is not as far as in britain's famous nature parks. I had been to several nature parks in Britain. But all of them tou have to walk long way to see outstanding beauties. Which makes u much tired. But here in wicklow nature park, you can see loads of natural sites with short walks.
  • I love it. Such a wonderful place to earn some extra cash. Just slip and fall on the walkway and sue those a$$holes! Make em pay, as they say.
  • Essence of the Wicklow mountains. Accessible, easy to walk around by the lakes in all weather. Stay off mountains tho unless you know what you are doing.
  • If you love the outdoors and are ever passing through Wicklow, stop here for an hour or two. Beautiful valleys and mountains and all kinds of scenery. Amazing. Been camping here a few times and never stayed near the camping site until it got dark. Love wandering around here finding all kinds of things. Been here many times and will be back many times.
  • Very nice park with significant hiking trails. Historical structures include an ancient church and gravesite. A few lakes to walk around and food areas.
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