Wicklow Mountains National Park, Vale of Glendalough

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#1 of 56 in Nature in Province of Leinster
Must see · National Park · Historic Walking Area
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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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  • We drove from Dublin to hike here. A beautiful hike that took us about 4 hours and a total of 9 miles. This was a challenging hike with lots of steep ascents, rocky areas and the weather elements. So....  more
    We drove from Dublin to hike here. A beautiful hike that took us about 4 hours and a total of 9 miles. This was a challenging hike with lots of steep ascents, rocky areas and the weather elements. So....  more »
  • We booked a day trip thru Viator tours who booked us locally with Collins Tours. The title of the tour was "Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin". The tour guide Philip.....  more
    We booked a day trip thru Viator tours who booked us locally with Collins Tours. The title of the tour was "Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin". The tour guide Philip.....  more »
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  • Nice park to take a stroll. The routes are made quite clear and are easy to follow. There are some nice animals to be seen along the way and some nice short climbs. Not the most challenging hike, but fun if you have some hours to spare! When in Dublin, I would definitely check this out. Nice to get some fresh air sometimes
  • This park is such beautiful place and this is where I got to see a true and authentic side of Ireland! The trail I went on was very easy to go through and it led to a huge lake which was beautiful and there were views of big mountain as well! A nice place for families and friends to hangout! Also there was a cemetery there and some old buildings too which was very cool to see and there were some beautiful ducks that I got to see too but they walked away as soon as they found out that I had no food haha! Definitely recommend this place for you want to go for a nice stroll.

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