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Wicklow Mountains National Park

Glendalough Village, Ireland
353 404 45425
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Conveniently close to Dublin, definitely worth a visit (especially on a sunny day). Take the walk to the Upper Lake, it's beautiful.

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Kildare, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A word of advice, take your camera. This is quite simply some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery that Ireland has to offer. Granted, the main car park does charge a few euro and the snack bar is a bit pricey but we circumnavigated these issues by parking in the lower car park which is free and by taking a... More

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Dun Laoghaire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Glendalough is a stunningly beautiful place to visit with one of Ireland's best loop walks around The Spink. Absolutely fantastic. Sadly, this wonderful facility is marred by the car park at the Upper Lake, which is closest to access to this walk. There is an entrance fee of €4 to the car park, and a receipt is not given by... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If I could get lost and live off the land, it would be in the Wicklow Mountains. Even though the hills were still brown (still winter), the area was just amazing. Beautiful sites, gorgeous woods, etc. The only downside was that Ireland had a very rainy winter followed by every strong winds. There were alot of trees down, but they... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Not many options of transport to get here, Got the st Kevin's bus from Dawson street at 11.30 arrived at 1pm.€20return. The bus was returning at 5.30pm. This gave us 4.5 hrs to enjoy the walks, we took the white trail which gave beautiful views over the two lakes and the landscape, some breath taking scenery here, def worth the... More

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Armagh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A drive through the National Park is a must - wide open countryside, forests and lakes, breathtaking scenery and a well maintained road. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive, We met cyclists and walkers and there were well signposted routes. An absolute must for anyone who enjoys all the beauty of nature!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I spent four days in Glendale Holiday Cottages in the village of Laragh in County Wicklow. A very short drive takes you to Glendalough or travel through stunning scenery in the Wicklow mountains along the old military road to the Sally Gap or the Wicklow Gap or even along to Lough Tay (Guinness lake). All beautiful scenery if you're fortunate... More

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San Luis Obispo
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Wicklow Mountains National park has quickly become one of my very favorite destinations in Ireland. I skipped this attraction on my first visit because I knew how popular it was and I had gone in peak season, so I'm sooooo glad we decided to add it to our second trip. We just went 10 days ago and I have to... More

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Orange, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Wicklow National Park and one of the most heavily visited tourist destinations of Ireland. Being only an hour from Dublin, many people are drawn to the Glendalough. Glendalough (which means “the valley of two lakes”) is a beautiful park most well known for it’s two lakes and ruins; one of the most popular being the Monastic city which contains a... More

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Hoover, AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

It was rather enjoyable walking through the breathtaking park, and the drive out of the mountains I will never forget. You can spend minutes, days, or hours here. Very close to Dublin and a highlight of our trip.

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