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Wicklow Mountains National Park

Glendalough Village, Ireland
353 404 45425
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Glendalough today and enjoyed the walks and monastic sites. Lovely walks around lake. When you arrive you come to the car park at the lower Lake. Difficult to find a parking space but they are free when you do. Maps are available for 40cents at the desk and you are guided to a number of colour coded walks... More

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New York City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A day trip from O'Connell Street Hop on Hop Office travel office. Very comfortable mini bus with great tour guide. Within one hour our first stop at Rossborough Hall was alone worth the trip. Heading further into the Wicklow Mountains on a beautiful sunny day was breathtaking. Valley of Two Lakes and the Monastic Site of St. Kevin then to... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We walked on the trail to the village, and viewed the ruins of St. Kevin's Monastery. Most of our group continued walking on another trail to enjoy the beauty of the mountains surrounding the lower and upper lakes. We came back by the second pathway with intriguingly different views of the same terrain. After returning and a quick lunch, we... More

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We took a day drip from Dublin to Wicklow National Park. If you are in Dublin have car take short trip from Dublin. The road is narrow in some place but there are pullouts to take a photo opportunities. Lots of beautiful plants, trees mountains in back ground. Living in Saudi Arabia coming to this national park it just wow.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It is a very good day trip from Dublin with a few photo stops on the way. Some tours stop at a weaving shop which is a waste ot time. More time should be allowed on the lakes as it takes time to walk up to the upper lakes. This trip has to be done in good weather only as... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place, a very pleasant walk through nature. Mountains, forest, lakes, waterfalls all in just one place !

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We loved the tour with Wild Wicklow Tours. It was 11 years ago and still one of our favorites. Beautiful country and worth the trip. We would go again!

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We drove through the mountains from Glendalough,along the old military road to the Macnass Waterfall and on to the Sally Gap. What a beautiful drive. We had to keep stopping to take photos. We were very lucky as it was a beautiful sunny day but I feel sure it looks awesome in any weather. The best free attraction ever! Definitely... More

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dublin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We went on the 2pm tour of Turlough hill ESB generating station.The tour was a shambles from beginning to end.Our tour guide was not prepared and just winged it .The tour consists of a walk down a tunnel to where the turbines are located.The noise at this point drowned any words of wisdom from our guide.And a walk back up... More

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North Bay, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The hiking was breathtaking! I've never seen so many shades of green in my life! When I started hiking, I looked around and thought to myself, 'THIS is why I backpack!'

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