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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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you can get a very eerie feeling of remoteness and wilderness when moving through the Wicklow mountains. Very close to Dublin but a short drive into the park and it's like another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

you can get a very eerie feeling of remoteness and wilderness when moving through the Wicklow mountains. Very close to Dublin but a short drive into the park and it's like another planet. Very haunting views and a great drive. Excellent hiking and walking tracks available and inserted with some great B&Bs. Excellent guided tours if you wish and/or bus... More 

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Ireland Co Down
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Stop and look , it's just amazing , there some places to park and take in the area , the Sally Gap I think it's called , since being there I have read some of the history about it , do this before you go and get the best from it .

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Bloomington, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is just south of Dublin and is a really big area, but next to Connemara and the Dingle Peninsula was one of the most stunning areas of Ireland that we saw. The roads really are narrow, but there is very little traffic so if you're getting ready to drive around the country like we did, this is a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Wicklow national park was incredible!!! So many beautiful sceneries and so peaceful, it's definitely worth renting a car if you are in Dublin to go to the park, it's about a half an hour drive and there is no need to waste money with tours because you can everything on your own with a map/gps.

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

When my family and I visited the park in Glendalough I was amazed that we had to pay to enter a car park with no security at all - automated barriers no personnel!!! What is the point of this except as a money making scam???

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a 1 day Wicklow and Glendalough tour from Dublin, and we decided to stay for 1 night in Glendalough valley. Wild camping is not permitted there, however is you respect their regulations about wild camping, in the information center they will show you where to find a camping place. Wonderful experience. You don't get even a 10% of... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Thankfully been preserved for all too enjoy ! Great day out for all the family don't forget your camera ! Tourist centre on site and toilets large car park and free ! A place all us irish should be visiting on or off season (it's been kept very clean so kept it that way)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We traveled from Dublin booking cost 28 Euros from Jacobs Inn. It was worth it and more. I only wish I had had more time as it was lovely. The vast green and that Guinness river. We were shown the sites of movies such as 'PS I love you' and the tv series 'Vikings' It really was lovely to see!

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We took St. Kevin's Bus Service from Dublin to the park which was one of the best choices we made on our trip. I'd recommend paying the one euro for a map in the visitor's office--we didn't and found ourselves a little lost at times on the trails. The scenery is breathtaking and we loved the old building remains that... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On our roundtrip through Irelands south we had a half-day stay at the Wicklow Mountains National Park and walked the easy approx 3 km long trail from the Lower to the Upper Lake to the Poulanass Waterfall and back. It is marvellous: the Upper Lake between the green Mountains which were half covered in mist. It was like a painting.... More 

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