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Wicklow Mountains National Park, Vale of Glendalough

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#1 of 57 in Nature in Province of Leinster
Must see · National Park · Historic Walking Area
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With historical sites, walking trails, rock climbing, fishing, and swimming, Wicklow Mountains National Park offers a great day out. Explore Glendalough—valley of two lakes—a 3 km (1.9 mi) tract of verdant greenery, which contains many important ancient buildings and ruins. Visit the monastic city, a series of partially ruined buildings that made up the monastery, which was founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th century. Here you can see the gateway, the round tower, the cathedral, the priest's house, St. Kevin's kitchen, and St. Kieran's church. Visit the upper lake, and walk one the many trails that wend their way through woods, bogs, grasslands, heath, and scree. For rock climbers, try the cliff faces at Miners' Road and bouldering in upper Glendalough. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Wicklow Mountains National Park and many more Vale of Glendalough attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Vale of Glendalough trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • A must when visiting Ireland. We did several walks, but highly recommend the White trail, it follows the lake and then up past water falls onto the ridge. In October the deer rut is in full swing... 
    A must when visiting Ireland. We did several walks, but highly recommend the White trail, it follows the lake and then up past water falls onto the ridge. In October the deer rut is in full swing...  more »
  • In the heart of the Wicklow Mountain is a beautiful community called Glendalough. The Park starts off with a spiral structure commemorating the ancestors. Followed by a beautiful 1 hour hike around... 
    In the heart of the Wicklow Mountain is a beautiful community called Glendalough. The Park starts off with a spiral structure commemorating the ancestors. Followed by a beautiful 1 hour hike around...  more »
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  • Nice park to take a stroll. The routes are made quite clear and are easy to follow. There are some nice animals to be seen along the way and some nice short climbs. Not the most challenging hike, but fun if you have some hours to spare! When in Dublin, I would definitely check this out. Nice to get some fresh air sometimes
  • "County Wicklow has the best views in Dublin" 😂 🌄 A really nice long drive, with so many spots to pull over, go for walks, and enjoy the scenery. You're in for a good chance to spot some wildlife too!

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