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Address: Visitor Centre, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 404 45325
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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This historic site, whose Gaelic name translates to “valley of the two...

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: There is a car park at the Visitor Centre. It is recommended to see the informational video at the Visitor Centre before starting your explorations.

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Growing up, we often visited grave yards to visit family. What a delight to learn that this trip to Ireland included this stop which had many graves, Celtic crosses, ruins from a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Growing up, we often visited grave yards to visit family. What a delight to learn that this trip to Ireland included this stop which had many graves, Celtic crosses, ruins from a monastery, an abundance of stories and peaceful views. Our guide, Emma was knowledgable, make no this stop one of my favourites on our tour. If your fingers touch... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really love the place... worth a few days stay too. Monastic ruins (unfortunately) amidst beautiful lakes, flora & fauna

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful and well worth a visit- Especially on a summers day. Great to explore around the park, go to St. Kevins Church and spot wildlife like mountain goats and deer.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has to be on your list if you visit Ireland. The scenery the setting and the remote location of this place is just so romantic. This Upper lake is absolutely beautiful. It was so peaceful, quiet and again very romantic.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit centre, really interesting, beautiful ruins and park. Have already recommended to friends back home! Yet another part a fantastic country to visit! Don't miss it !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a truly enjoyable tour . Kilkenny is a magical fairy tale town and the upper lake in glendalough absolutely beautiful. The Irish working sheepdogs experience at the end was a brilliant touch . Maybe the time of the wild rover tour needs to be extended by about 30 minutes .

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a grand old place and well worth the stroll but be careful. Not suitable for the aged or infirm. We went on a damp day and really enjoyed it but one frail visitor had fallen in the graveyard and it took a while to fetch help. A very good exhibition and models exploring the site and good bathrooms... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 1/2 hours here. Parked at the lower car park (free) and wandered through the graveyards, the ruined cathedral and the tower. Then along the path to see the two lakes and the waterfall. Even though it was raining it was still gorgeous, with a welcome toilet and hot choclate at the top lake! Did the boardwalk path on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience we had during our visit to the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. The history and stories of the settlement were very interesting. The vistas were inspirational as well as the many trails throughout the area. Plus a very good resturant and lots of pints to refresh us at the end.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly a beautiful place and well worth a visit. Its no wonder St Kevin set up a monastic settlement there.

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