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Glendalough Monastic Settlement

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Address: Visitor Centre, Ireland
Phone Number: 0404/45325
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Very pretty and interesting

Set in the Wicklow Mountains this is well worth a visit. Magnificent building and grave yard. Interesting legends and history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Set in the Wicklow Mountains this is well worth a visit. Magnificent building and grave yard. Interesting legends and history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Peaceful place. We didn't do any tour just walked around. Lots of people but nice scenery and we were glad we went for a bit.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was worth the drive off the beaten path. The Wicklow Mts are beautiful. The monastery and graveyard is magnificent. St Kevin may have been before St Patrick. There are two lakes to hike to. Highly recommended. Very beautiful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this mystic piece of ancient Ireland it's the real deal The monastic city is a site to behold Sorry I was to late to take the tour but this free attraction is amazing the walking trails are great also.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Once again, we were blessed by beautiful weather the morning of our tour of the monastic settlement and mountain hike. The monastic settlement is compact and offers an interesting glimpse of monastic community living, round tower architecture and enduring symbols of everyday monastic life in Ireland. Very interesting. The visitor center is small and informative. Our guide was a hiking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Whenever you vist this valley there is something new to see or do.... Even the seasons treat the eye to something different.. My family had a picnic there last sunday.... we ate, walked and generally loved the place. despite it being packed with visitors we were able to navigate or way on the numerous paths and walks to the upper... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A lovely drive through the Wicklow mountains when we came across this place just before lunch. We had a lovely picnic at the tables & benches provided. The walks were beautiful and it was all well signed in an unobtrusive way. There were people sitting on the grass just enjoying the sun but it was far from the feeling on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Having seen some photos before our trip we were excited to do some exploring in Glendalough. We parked near the visitor's center, and walked to this sight first. This is a great jumping off point in the area. It's a very short walk from the visitor's center, and from just this spot, you can see a lot. I also believe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is an amazing 1200 year old settlement with loads of tales of vikings to peat..... Allow time to hike some of the are

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Founded during the 6th century by St. Kevin, it flourished during the Age of Saints and Scholars. Most buildings date from the 10th-12th centuries. Sights include St. Kevin's church, the 110 foot round tower, and many ancient graves. Such a medieval and special place.

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Address: Visitor Centre, Ireland
Phone Number: 0404/45325
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Vale of Glendalough

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