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Glendalough Monastic Settlement

Visitor Centre, Ireland
+353 404 45325
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This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin and the famous round tower, standing 112 feet high with a base measuring 52 feet in circumference. Visitors: There is a car park at the Visitor Centre. It is recommended to see the informational video at the Visitor Centre before starting your explorations.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“upper lake” (185 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Visitor Centre, Ireland
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+353 404 45325
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hadn't been in Glendalough for a while so took the opportunity to drop by for a walk as we were in Arklow for the weekend. The walks are well later out. We took the easier lower walk from upper car park past the monastic settlement...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this historical site, located in a scenic natural area, on our first day in Ireland. We were jet-lagged (arrived in Ireland at 5:30 a.m. with no sleep on the airplane) but still managed to appreciate this wonderful place. The round...More

Thank PJD_MEK
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't have anybody that specifically said to go to Glendalough, but I had multiple people tell me that I needed to get to a historic Irish cemetery. So when I found a bus tour that would take me to one, I booked it not...More

Thank Swimallfly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't have time to do this delightful place justice . There were many people there when we visited but because of the size of the site it didn't feel crowded . The valley was at its best with its many trees in autumnal colours ....More

Thank ALISON H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monastic settlement of St Kevin of Glendalough is such an amazing experience. You enter through a keystone archway that has been standing for some 1275 odd years possibly longer into this field overlooking a magic valley. The site has 4 other historical structures including...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You really have to see this place and the country side of Wicklow on the way there from Dublin. Take a guided tour here to ensure you get all of the history from when it was founded by St. Kevin to get away from the...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glendalough is definitely worth the visit. We were there in October, with the leaves changing it was absolutely stunning.

Thank Caruss2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a couple of times before to Glendalough, but was many years ago. On this occasion, we were travelling from Kildare to Arklow with our teenage kids. Noted that Glendalough could be included on our route. Luckily, it was a really lovely day -...More

Thank martingerardkelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing ride for anyone who is in Dublin and is by car. The place is very picturesque, although known for the religious ruins, the park provides very pleasant walks. Book about 2 hours to enjoy the scenery

Thank LanaFerreira
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a sunny day with the kids. Beautiful scenery. Lovely walk along the lake and through a forest. Magical. Went through the old monastic settlement which is of course steeped in ancient irish history. Will return but can imagine it would be very busy...More

Thank Hackers123
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katiem456236
28 July 2017|
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Response from JamesMcAlister72 | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, sorry. That doesn't mean there are none, I am just not in need of one. The visitor centre number is +353 (0) 404 45325. Have a great visit!
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Dave W
20 October 2016|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
I would say, yes at least most of it.
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pkh315
5 September 2016|
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Response from denali41 | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour so we have no clue. Sorry!
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