Although a bit of a trek from dublin on windy roads, this location is nestled in the Wicklow mountains surrounded by great walks and a fantastic view if the lakes. On a good day kids can paddle in the water
About Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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This place took my breath away. There's something about the old Celtic tombstones combined with the backdrop of the mountains that is simply stunning. I would highly recommend stopping by this location. It is rich in history and natural wonder!
I was expecting some basic ruins and that was all. I was surprised at the size of this place how many hiking trails existed. True you can probably see all the ruins of the settlement in about an hour, but if you want to hike,...More
This is the setting for the great John Boorman's film Excalibur - and for good reason. This is a must see lakeside and forest walk in Wicklow - the heart of Ireland. It has good facilities and an education centre with maps and well marked...More
The 2 lakes are lovely and easy to walk to. Around them some more (hill) walks are set out, but we didn't do them. It was very busy, but you only notice while parking your car (5 Euros). Area is that large that so many...More
Despite the crowds (we were there on a Sunday) the place is (still) amazing. Loved the ruins and the story behind, loved even more the walk to the upper lake through this fairytale forest. A must visit, but try to avoid the (summer) weekends, apparently...More
I went with my class. I really loved the place. The air was so pure !! The lake is just amazing and the waterfalls a must see!
Doubtless we made a poor choice going on a peak summer weekend, but the place was overrun with overseas school trips of bored, noisy teenagers. It's not their fault, and perhaps not anyone's fault, but far from a nice day out as a result. Two...More
Words do very little justice to the beauty that is Glendalough. Firstly, if you're driving, be aware that the 'official' car park will fill up extremely quickly on a nice day. We parked in one of the 'unofficial' car parks i.e. a supervised field, for...More