Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough Village: Address, Phone Number, Wicklow Mountains National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Kelli C
Corona, CA12 contributions
Mar 2020
We took Paddywagon tour of Kilkenny then onto Wicklow to Glendalough with Richard O’Brien. It was a beautiful day to escape the city and enjoy some country that is so beautiful that I cannot put into words. Richard was very friendly, kind and shared some great stories about himself and the areas we were visiting. He assisted my Aunt who has difficulty walking but is to stubborn to not try and go to some of the places he stopped to take pictures. He assisted her up some of the rocky places so she could see the gap and stream to take pictures and then assisted her back down. My Aunt and Uncle appreciated his assistance and kindness towards them. This tour is nice because it’s at your own pace. Kilkenny was great and had a lot of history and so much to see. I would recommend taking the Train tour around the city this way you can see everything. Wicklow is just breathe taking, hills, streams, waterfalls you name it. The walk around the two lakes is just amazing but if you are a slower walker or stop to take pictures you might not make it around the lakes as you only have a little more than an hour here.
Written March 11, 2020
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Mrs_Pud1
Cork, Ireland1,520 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Get there early in the summer season to avoid long queues into the car parks. We parked in the Upper Lakes car park. Parking is €4. There are toilets, and on the day an ice cream truck and burger van in the grounds of the car park. There were large queues of traffic queuing to get into the car parks in the area on our departure.

The park is beautiful itself and offers many different colour coded trails of varying difficulty, however we found this out online on the website. It would benefit people if there was boards dotted around the park displaying the different walks.

We took the miners trail walk which is about 5km in total and mostly flat. It passes along the side of the lake and ends at the ruins of the miners village.
Written July 21, 2020
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Joseph H
Athenry, Ireland26 contributions
May 2021
Highly recommend the SpincTrail (white hike) for anyone with a few hours on their hands. Beautiful views of the mountains and lakes from above. Just about 10 kms all in there are some steep parts both going up and coming down but well worth the trek.
Plenty of open space and rocks to sit down on for a rest and bring cupa tea and a sandwich and enjoy. Path well marked out, we went on a Saturday morning 11:00am and car park nearly full. Recommend getting here in the morning before crowds converge.
Written May 31, 2021
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BP16
New Delhi, India55 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
A trip to Dublin is incomplete without a drive to Wicklow mountains. Best way to travel is by a car so that you can stop anywhere you want and soak in the delightful sights. Powerscourt waterfalls is a great place to explore. Carry a picnic hamper or else the cafe there has some snacky things to offer. Usually families and pet owners can be seen thronging the place during holiday season and weekends.
Written November 8, 2020
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Hannah M
138 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
We did the spinc on a Friday, it wasn’t too busy which was great. We did the white route which took us about 2 hrs 45 mins. It’s not an easy hike if you’re unfit (like me) but it’s manageable, once you reach the board walk it gets easier but I would definitely recommend wearing hiking boots/shoes as you need good grip on the way down the miners village. The views are amazing especially on a nice day, lots of nice points to stop and take pictures. We were able to have a picnic by the upper lake before we started our hike. Parking was handy and cost €4. Great toilet facilities at the car park too.
Written August 10, 2020
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Karen BF
Edmonton, Canada452 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The weather is master up here, on the moors. It was cold and windy and wet the day we went, but we still made a day of it with the views and the brief hikes, running back to car to warm up. Go, see it, pack a lunch and give yourself plenty of time for the drive.
Written January 12, 2020
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ferg17
Rayleigh, UK504 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Beautiful scenery on this 10k walk. First part is a winding hilly ascent past the waterfall. Lots of stops to take in the breathtaking scenery. Saw deer too

The decent is challenging so ensure a good pair of boots or walking shoes are worn.

Very busy later on so would get there early to avoid the crowds
Written September 28, 2021
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DexterCullen
Ireland104 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We've been camping in nearby Roundwood for years and coming to Glendalough too. It's the first year we did The Spinc, white route. You start up past the waterfall and on you go. We're walkers and quite fit but it wasn't easy! We had our dog too. Took us about 3.5 hours (with stops). The views are worth it!
Written August 14, 2020
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Dtn332
Dublin, Ireland78 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
It’s been so many years since I visited but it’s so beautiful. Great family day out in a natural environment.. the lake and views are spectacular..

Note.. there’s parking near the lake.. we walked quite a distance from the gate!!
Written August 22, 2020
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andydewey2017
San Francisco, CA26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a full day excursion from Dublin. It is a great day, and our coach driver Ritchie went the extra mile. His knowledge of the history, culture, flora and fauna made this a 5 star trip.
Written February 6, 2020
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