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Wicklow Mountains National Park

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Address: Glendalough Village, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 404 45425
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Activities: Hiking
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We had been out and around in the countryside around Cork and Kinsale and then drove around Kerry and Killarney National Park. Surely the scenery couldn't get any better? And... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had been out and around in the countryside around Cork and Kinsale and then drove around Kerry and Killarney National Park. Surely the scenery couldn't get any better? And then we went with Paddywagon Tours for a drive into the Wicklow Mountains, on to Glendalough and with time for a stop at the woolen mills and even time for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Glendalough walks are extradonary. they have very well signposted, color codded walks catering for all levels of ability. i just completed the white route walk. very challenging but takes in some breath taking scenery. the signposted walks show an estimated time and level ability required and i found them to be very accurate with their description. would very much... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very scenic drive through uplands and valleys which have been inhabited since Neolithic times. Several major river systems have their source in the mountains, such as the Liffey, Dargle, Slaney and Avoca rivers. The monastery at Glendalough, founded in the late 6th century by Saint Kevin, is a tranquil place to visit as there are several hiking paths.

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We made 2 different walking tours braided into one and it was really worth it. Given, the weather was fantastic, but we saw some really nice views, cute little lambs and even some wild deer. We visited the waterfall, which i think, is best when you first walk to the top via the back route and return so you're descending... More 

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Shelter Island, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I loved the whole park, I drove through it and it was a great drive. The mountains have a very Irish feel to them, and the whole place was beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wicklow has some great views. We went for a long and quite difficult hike, off the trails sometimes, but it was worth it. If you have good weather, you can even see the sea in the distance. Be prepared that the weather can change quickly, so have a rain coat even if in the morning the sun is shining. Also,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Wicklow mountains have a spectacular beauty as well as mysteriousness. We did a road trip from Dublin over the Military Road to Glendalough and back over the road closer to the coast. The rugged highground covered with yellow flower shrubs is intertwined with lovely green valleys. Glendalough is in one of them. The remains of the old churches and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The park is wonderful! It is around 1 hour from the Dublin city center (50km) by car. At the park there are 4 or 5 trails, so you can choose the trail according to level of difficult. I guess I picked the white one, which goes all around the big lake. But you can easily find the big map and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed only two nights in this beautiful area but wish we could have stayed longer. We had several beautiful hikes ... Breathtaking views of town down below and walks through enchanted forests. The monastic ruins are not to be missed either. And there is even a geocache that took us to a lovely St. Kevin's church and grounds....also a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The park was amazing. I hiked the blue trail and had an amazing view. The hike passed by waterfalls, streams, woodland areas, and cliffs. There were a lot of trail options based on time and difficulty, which was very helpful when deciding which one to take. I would absolutely go again even though it was a ways away from where... More 

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