Wicklow Mountains National Park, Vale of Glendalough

#1 of 53 in Nature in Province of Leinster
Historic Walking Area · National Park
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 absolutely love this area, there is so much toss, plenty of walking, hours if you have the time, all levels, we are easy level walker, the gleandalough upper and lower lakes are our...  more »
  • When you walk you can see things that you cannot when you go faster ( bycicle, bikes, cars) This place calls for a walking experience, where the human speed will allow you to enjoy its beaty to the.....  more »
  • Great place to visit if you're in the area. There are daily buses from Dublin. Nice hikes for all skill levels.
  • Great to visit if yr nearby during the week. Too much traffic on weekends not enough room for hikers cyclists and cars. Lots of pull in places to stop and admire. Mind yr valuables in your vehicles lots of thefts

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