Wicklow Mountains National Park, Vale of Glendalough

4.8
#1 of 57 in Nature in Province of Leinster
Must see · National Park · Historic Walking Area
Create an itinerary including Wicklow Mountains National Park
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,261 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • WOW. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. We did the Spinc and Glendale Valley White Route. I believe the route itself was 9.5 km, but after walking through the... 
    WOW. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. We did the Spinc and Glendale Valley White Route. I believe the route itself was 9.5 km, but after walking through the...  more »
  • There is no doubt that this is a stunning place but it is so overcrowded and littered and most definitely don't plan to need a toilet after 5.15 in the vicinity of the visitor centre. Every litter... 
    There is no doubt that this is a stunning place but it is so overcrowded and littered and most definitely don't plan to need a toilet after 5.15 in the vicinity of the visitor centre. Every litter...  more »
Google
  • Absolutely stunning place to visit and is a must if close by or staying in Dublin. There are many coach trips going there for the day and are reasonably priced. The place is gorgeous, so much beauty and lovely walks, time dependent.
  • This park is such beautiful place and this is where I got to see a true and authentic side of Ireland! The trail I went on was very easy to go through and it led to a huge lake which was beautiful and there were views of big mountain as well! A nice place for families and friends to hangout! Also there was a cemetery there and some old buildings too which was very cool to see and there were some beautiful ducks that I got to see too but they walked away as soon as they found out that I had no food haha! Definitely recommend this place for you want to go for a nice stroll.

Plan your trip to Vale of Glendalough

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.