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Wicklow Mountains National Park

Address: Glendalough Village, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 404 45425
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Type: National Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: National Parks, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful mountain range. Picture postcard views. Great driving road. Typical Irish countryside. Go via Sally Gap for great views.

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Victor, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful hike with waterfalls and oh so green it was like a dream . I came back the next year and did it again in the rain .

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hi all, There`s another gem of a car or bus or bike (if your fit) journey to Glendaloch, Co. Wicklow., with its fabulous Round Tower and St. Kevins bed, the refuge of the saint who made Glendaloch what it is. I always start my journey from Dublin, cos I live there. However, if you travel on the St Kevins bus... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Wicklow Mountains National Park offers over 50,000 acres of rugged, natural beauty located just outside of Dublin. The military road driving route is a quick introduction to rural Ireland for any first-time visitor to Dublin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We drove through several of the roads for the park including over Wicklow pass and Sally Pass - it was a mostly clear day. The views were beautiful. Road is fairly narrow through out but when we went there were almost no other travelers. Highly recommend the drive.

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County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

You can go all the way up to the top of the valley and look down at the beautiful Glendalough lakes all in a row, then either turn off and go hiking the Wicklow mountains or else loop back down and go back along the other side of the lakes to have a look at them from the other side.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Reminded us of the Yorkshire Moors, very similar driving experience. A couple of lovely roads through the mountains, didn't see another vehicle. Great views from the top. Couldn't find the viewing point on the map though. Saw signs to it at the bottom, followed the only road up but no sign (literally) of the view point. There were a few... More 

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Bray
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you visit Glendalough and like a good walk then you must walk the Spink. You will pass through the miners village which is like something from a film set and hike up the side of the waterfall. You will need walking boots, be prepared for all weather and bring something to snack on. If you are properly prepared you... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Truly amazing scenery, and beautiful winding countryside. We caught a nice day in late Fall and the driving was good. Well worth a visit

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Cork, Ireland
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31 helpful votes 31 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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