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Wicklow Mountains National Park

Address: Glendalough Village, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 404 45425
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Cork, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Photography dream..... Get up early and and head to the park at Glendelough. It doesn't open until 9 so in the Autumn/Fall you can make it at a reasonable hour say 7.30am and park just beyond the entrance and stroll into the spectacular upper lake. the quiet calm and peace of the place will settle itself on you like the... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Park free at the car park in Glendalough Hotel (snack bar & souvenir shop here), pick up the trail to the medieval monsastery (founded in 6th century) and walk along the path to stone archway which gives way to the cemetery and round tower (reminds me of Rapunzel). Follow the path through over a gentle stream and over a bridge... More

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you are planing to visit Wicklow mountains in Ireland pay a visit to Glendalough Village. Besides the famous early Christian monastic settlement first established by St. Kevin in the 6th century, there is an extensive network of nine way-marked walking trails in the valley of Glendalough. Trail times vary from 30 minutes to four hours. Large maps of the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Added to our itinerary at the last minute but well worth it. The scenery is beautiful and different from the rest of Ireland. The leaves were just turning which added to the beauty. We drove through Glendalough and Enniskerry and then went to Powerscourt - awesome!

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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the mountains offer beautiful views you don't want to miss that place when in Ireland. for me very high on the must see list in ireland

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was a remarkable lifetime experience of hiking the Wicklow Way with dear friends. The environment continually presented amazing landscapes, challenges, and views beyond compare. The best views are between Glendalough and Enniskerry--don't miss that part. Amazing but it can be very windy. Wonderful trip but be sure you are in shape for the hike.

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A beautiful drive through the mountains. Wonderful waterfall as you leave Glendalough village. The Sally Gap at the top is so peaceful. If you,re lucky you might catch a glimpse of some of the birdlife.

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Northern Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

So peaceful travelling through the Gap - lots of obviously satisfied walkers. This area is very worthwhile visiting.

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I can't even begin to tell you the beauty of this place. I wish I can go back in time and just sit there looking out. It's a bit of a walk so make sure you time it well if you're on a schedule. It's absolutely stunning once you walk pass the woods and see the lake itself. I loved... More

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Westboro, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We enjoyed the hike and views - fabulous at the top after quite a few steps in the woods. Very nice. Neat history with the monetary ruins as well. Worth the visit.

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