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This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two lakes,” consists of the 6th-century monastery founded by St. Kevin and the famous round tower, standing 112 feet high with a base measuring 52 feet in circumference. Visitors...more
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This was such a beautiful serene place to visit. There is so much history and you can see why St Kevin chose this calming site to settle. The nature walk up to the lake was just gorgeous. I was fortunate to have a beautiful sunny...More

Thank Lrp62
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, even in the pouring rain. So much history behind this and our tour guide gave us so much information. Wander around and get lost in the history.

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place with easy, well maintained walking trails to the lakes and visitor centers. The trip over Wicklow Gap was awe inspiring as well.

Thank professorpfunk
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are a tourist visiting Ireland, the historical site of Glendalough Monastic Settlement is a must visit. St. Kevin built the first church here in 6th century, but hardly anything remains of that. The ruined structures standing today , are the ruins of various...More

Thank Prasad R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glendalough is one of that special places that will be in every visitor's heart forever. Impossible not to fall in love with the mountains. There are a few trails routes to choose depending on your fitness conditions. You can have an easy day by the...More

Thank Ligia C
Reviewed 1 week ago

On an Ireland road trip Summer 2018 we rented a car and decided to make a detour on our way to our first stop. We drove through the Wicklow Mountains and came across Glendalough Monastic Settlement. It was beautiful! We could have spent much more...More

Thank Katelyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here and walked around the many ancient ruins. From the graveyard to the church, to the walls and more it was a very interesting place to walk around. Afterwards, there was a nice trail to take a walk through nature.

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and our two sons, ages 12 and 7, loved touring the grounds and hiking to the lake. It is filled with history and just beautiful. A very nice way to spend the afternoon or the day.

Thank 301rebekahw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous time and history guided tour...we only had the one night at this accommodation. The setting was a National Park with plenty of Walking Tracks with views of interest in every direction. Staff couldn't assist enough if required

Thank Raelene65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here once before 6 years ago. I loved it so much that I had to bring my husband and friends with me on our recent trip to Ireland. It's beautiful and you learn so much about St Kevin. Stop and take a look...More

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Response from b d | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe so. We paid and saw the video (well worth it) and then were invited to go on the next walking tour with the group who saw the video with us, but we elected to tour on our own. Bring cash - they do not take... More
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10 August 2018|
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