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Address: Visitor Centre, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 404 45325
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two...

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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Simply beautiful

We drove down here with our 5 year old and did a nature walk with him got some lovely pictures as well as the most amazing burger and chips half way through the walk. It was a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down here with our 5 year old and did a nature walk with him got some lovely pictures as well as the most amazing burger and chips half way through the walk. It was a bit chilly but we were dressed well which also made the walk enjoyable. There was plenty of waterfalls and the lough itself was... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to walk on a wet day. There's a paved path to both lakes. We enjoyed exploring the old monastery ruins.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an extremely picturesque old settlement nestled in the Wicklow mountains. The husband and I spent two (2) hours here, but would have spent much longer if the weather hadn't been quite so damp and cool. The main attractions are the Church, Round Tower, and associated grave yard (I love old tombstones!) and that's what we came to see,... More 

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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as part of a bus tour with CollinsDayTours. Our tour guide, Philip. was very knowledgeable. Without his verbal explanations as to the settlement, I would not have the same level of understanding as to what I was seeing. I encourage the powers-to-be to have more interpretive-type exhibits. The scenery is stunning. For visitors from New England in the... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted to not go into the visit center and just went into the grounds. We also opted to not take a tour and explored on our own. Other reviews we read made it seem like Glendalough was really big and would take a few hours to see everything, but it really didn't take us long. The views were spectacular... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Growing up, we often visited grave yards to visit family. What a delight to learn that this trip to Ireland included this stop which had many graves, Celtic crosses, ruins from a monastery, an abundance of stories and peaceful views. Our guide, Emma was knowledgable, make no this stop one of my favourites on our tour. If your fingers touch... More 

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Singapore
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I really love the place... worth a few days stay too. Monastic ruins (unfortunately) amidst beautiful lakes, flora & fauna

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful and well worth a visit- Especially on a summers day. Great to explore around the park, go to St. Kevins Church and spot wildlife like mountain goats and deer.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This place has to be on your list if you visit Ireland. The scenery the setting and the remote location of this place is just so romantic. This Upper lake is absolutely beautiful. It was so peaceful, quiet and again very romantic.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Great visit centre, really interesting, beautiful ruins and park. Have already recommended to friends back home! Yet another part a fantastic country to visit! Don't miss it !

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