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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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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visit the monastic site and/or trek through the surrounding countryside, woodlands and streams. Glendalough is often missed by those moving too quickly around and across Ireland. Some of the most amazing vistas worth time for reflection on the country today and as it was centuries past.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

You can travel for miles then come across a beautiful waterfall or Loch not spoilt by tourist cafe/shops. Glendalough balances beauty & tourists by having the carpark hide by trees. The sign posts could be a bit clearer but everythings so beautiful you will come across something even more beautiful. Even the odd Viking filming.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Glendalough is a tourist destination in Ireland but like other national parks, most visitors don't wander far from the visitor center. That is a mistake. To really enjoy the beauty of this park, one must put on hiking boots and walk. On our visit we made a four-hour loop trip around the upper lake that required a punishing climb on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We pulled off at a small parking lot along a stream not far from Glendalough on the highway. There were multiple ruins to climb and explore as well as awesome views of a small village in the valley. Some of the best photos of Ireland.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I visited this place with my wife last month( July 2014) . It was the best time of my life. This place is so beautiful and relaxing . We reached here by 10:30 in the morning . It was all foggy and cold that time but that did not stay for long and it soon became quite warm and sunny... More

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kuala lumpur
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153 reviews 153 reviews
82 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love it very much in Ireland , coming here make me fall in love with Ireland , it's so green and lovely , I came early and manage to find a parking , looked through the map on the board and I spend almost 2 hours walk to the lake . It's rather windy and cold even during their... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went here after a long drive and were disappointed that there was an entry charge. We didn't go in despite the low charge and the place was very very busy with tourists from all over the world.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The wooden board walk is wonderful we did the red one which was the longest and very enjoyable Lots so smaller walks available lots of areas to stop and have a picnic overlooking the lakes If you go on the longer walk you will be mainly on your own most people seem to opt for the shorter walks

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Tolland, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wicklow has incredible scenery, and much different from other parts of Ireland. This is definitely worth visiting when in Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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195 reviews 195 reviews
188 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Awesome, quiet place with a lot of walks around the lake and not only. If the weather is good, parking could be a problem, try to arrive early.

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