Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village

Must see · National Park · Historic Walking Area
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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  • This is a beautiful spot ideal for walkers or hikers , trails and walks to suite all ages and abilities , good parking facilities , can get crowed especially weekends in summer .  more »
  • Amazing hiking trails, upper and higher lake, breathtaking nature, ancient graveyard, old church, beautiful parks and relaxing spots. Fantastic experience and highly recommended as one day tour out...  more »
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